1993 Season News

Carlos Baerga became the first switch-hitter in Major League history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning as the Cleveland Indians topped the New York Yankees 15-5.

Carlton Fisk, then with the Chicago White Sox, played in his 2,226 and final Major League game, surpassing Bob Boone's record for the most games caught. Following the historical outing, Fisk reluctantly retired with 3,999 total bases, the most ever for a catcher.

The Pittsburgh Pirate's Tim Wakefield set the record for the most pitches thrown in a single game in the 1990s. The Bucco's knuckler tossed one-hundred seventy-two en route to a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The last pitcher to match Wakefield was the Los Angeles Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela in 1987.

On July 7th, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies went head-to-head in a twenty-inning marathon that lasted six hours and ten minutes. The grueling contest finally ended after Lenny Dykstra hit a clutch, bases-loaded two-run double off Rod Nichols for the 7-6 finale.

Marge Schott, the Cincinnati Reds owner, was fined $25,000 by the commissioner's office and banned for an entire season after several complaints were filed accusing her of using of ethnic and racial slurs.

George Steinbrenner was finally able to resume his role as general partner of the New York Yankees after a suspension from baseball due to questionable dealings with renowned gambler Howard Spira.

In an effort to broaden both leagues and expand post-season opportunities, a vote was cast to divide both the American and National into three divisions and add another round of playoffs featuring two additional wild-card teams.
1993 American League East
Team Record GB
Toronto Blue Jays 95-67 -
New York Yankees 88-74 7.0
Baltimore Orioles 85-77 10.0
Detroit Tigers 85-77 10.0
Boston Red Sox 80-82 15.0
Cleveland Indians 76-86 19.0
Milwaukee Brewers 69-93 26.0
1993 American League West
Team Record GB
Chicago White Sox 94-68 -
Texas Rangers 86-76 8.0
Kansas City Royals 84-78 10.0
Seattle Mariners 82-80 12.0
California Angels 71-91 23.0
Minnesota Twins 71-91 23.0
Oakland Athletics 68-94 26.0
1993 National League East
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Phillies 97-65 -
Montreal Expos 94-68 3.0
St. Louis Cardinals 87-75 10.0
Chicago Cubs 84-78 13.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 75-87 22.0
Florida Marlins 64-98 33.0
New York Mets 59-103 38.0
1993 National League West
Team Record GB
Atlanta Braves 104-58 -
San Francisco Giants 103-59 1.0
Houston Astros 85-77 19.0
Los Angeles Dodgers 81-81 23.0
Cincinnati Reds 73-89 31.0
Colorado Rockies 67-95 37.0
San Diego Padres 61-101 43.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Toronto Blue Jays 95 67 0.586 847 5.23 742 4.58 159 134 0.279 0.348 0.436 4.21 620 1023 0.982 144
Chicago White Sox 94 68 0.580 776 4.79 664 4.10 162 125 0.265 0.338 0.411 3.70 566 974 0.982 153
New York Yankees 88 74 0.543 821 5.07 761 4.70 178 170 0.279 0.352 0.435 4.35 552 899 0.984 166
Texas Rangers 86 76 0.531 835 5.15 751 4.64 181 144 0.267 0.326 0.431 4.28 562 957 0.979 145
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 786 4.85 745 4.60 157 153 0.267 0.345 0.413 4.31 579 900 0.984 171
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 899 5.55 837 5.17 178 188 0.275 0.362 0.434 4.65 542 828 0.979 148
Kansas City Royals 84 78 0.519 675 4.17 694 4.28 125 105 0.263 0.316 0.397 4.04 571 985 0.984 150
Seattle Mariners 82 80 0.506 734 4.53 731 4.51 161 135 0.260 0.336 0.406 4.20 605 1083 0.985 173
Boston Red Sox 80 82 0.494 686 4.23 698 4.31 114 127 0.264 0.326 0.395 3.77 552 997 0.980 155
Cleveland Indians 76 86 0.469 790 4.88 813 5.02 141 182 0.275 0.333 0.409 4.58 591 888 0.976 174
California Angels 71 91 0.438 684 4.22 770 4.75 114 153 0.260 0.330 0.380 4.34 550 843 0.980 161
Minnesota Twins 71 91 0.438 693 4.28 830 5.12 121 148 0.264 0.324 0.385 4.71 514 901 0.984 160
Milwaukee Brewers 69 93 0.426 733 4.52 792 4.89 125 153 0.258 0.326 0.378 4.45 522 810 0.979 148
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 715 4.41 846 5.22 158 157 0.254 0.329 0.394 4.90 680 864 0.982 161
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Atlanta Braves 104 58 0.642 767 4.73 559 3.45 169 101 0.262 0.330 0.408 3.14 480 1036 0.983 146
San Francisco Giants 103 59 0.636 808 4.99 636 3.93 168 168 0.276 0.338 0.427 3.61 442 982 0.984 169
Philadelphia Phillies 97 65 0.599 877 5.41 740 4.57 156 129 0.274 0.350 0.426 3.95 573 1117 0.977 123
Montreal Expos 94 68 0.580 732 4.52 682 4.21 122 119 0.257 0.323 0.386 3.55 521 934 0.975 144
St. Louis Cardinals 87 75 0.537 758 4.68 744 4.59 118 152 0.272 0.341 0.395 4.09 383 775 0.975 157
Houston Astros 85 77 0.525 716 4.42 630 3.89 138 117 0.267 0.328 0.409 3.49 476 1056 0.979 141
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 738 4.56 739 4.56 161 153 0.270 0.324 0.414 4.18 470 905 0.982 162
Los Angeles Dodgers 81 81 0.500 675 4.17 662 4.09 130 103 0.261 0.321 0.383 3.50 567 1043 0.979 141
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 707 4.36 806 4.98 110 153 0.267 0.332 0.393 4.77 485 832 0.983 161
Cincinnati Reds 73 89 0.451 722 4.46 785 4.85 137 158 0.264 0.324 0.396 4.51 508 996 0.980 133
Colorado Rockies 67 95 0.414 758 4.68 967 5.97 142 181 0.273 0.321 0.422 5.41 609 913 0.973 149
Florida Marlins 64 98 0.395 581 3.59 724 4.47 94 135 0.248 0.310 0.346 4.13 598 945 0.980 130
San Diego Padres 61 101 0.377 679 4.19 772 4.77 153 148 0.252 0.308 0.389 4.23 558 957 0.974 129
New York Mets 59 103 0.364 672 4.15 744 4.59 158 139 0.248 0.305 0.390 4.05 434 867 0.975 143