1994 Season News

Kevin Appier, of the Kansas City Royals, set an all-time record (traced back to 1986) after striking out thirteen Texas Rangers in only five and 2/3 innings of work. To date, no pitcher, in the history of baseball had ever pitched less than six innings in a game with that many strikeouts.

As a result of a players' strike, the MLB season ends prematurely on August 11, 1994. No postseason (including the World Series) is played. Minor League Baseball is not affected.

The Yomiuri Giants celebrate their sixtieth anniversary with their eighteenth championship in the Japan Series.

Considered by some to be among history's greatest athletes, Michael Jordan suits up for the Birmingham Barons, the Class AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. He plays in his first game on April 9, going 0-for-3.

Three players in the 1994 Japan Series -- Dan Gladden (Yomuiri), Mike Pagliarulo (Seibu), and Hideki Matsui (Yomiuri) -- played in a World Series (Gladden and Pagliarulo 1991, Matsui 2003). Gladden, who retired after the season, finished his career by becoming another player to win both the World Series and the Japan Series.
1994 American League East
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 70-43 -
Baltimore Orioles 63-49 6.5
Toronto Blue Jays 55-60 16.0
Boston Red Sox 54-61 17.0
Detroit Tigers 53-62 18.0
1994 American League Central
Team Record GB
Chicago White Sox 67-46 -
Cleveland Indians 66-47 1.0
Kansas City Royals 64-51 4.0
Minnesota Twins 53-60 14.0
Milwaukee Brewers 53-62 15.0
1994 American League West
Team Record GB
Texas Rangers 52-62 -
Oakland Athletics 51-63 1.0
Seattle Mariners 49-63 2.0
California Angels 47-68 5.5
1994 National League East
Team Record GB
Montreal Expos 74-40 -
Atlanta Braves 67-46 6.0
New York Mets 55-58 18.5
Philadelphia Phillies 54-61 20.5
Florida Marlins 51-64 23.5
1994 National League Central
Team Record GB
Cincinnati Reds 66-48 -
Houston Astros 66-49 0.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 53-61 13.0
St. Louis Cardinals 53-61 13.0
Chicago Cubs 49-64 16.5
1994 National League West
Team Record GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 58-56 -
San Francisco Giants 55-60 3.5
Colorado Rockies 53-64 6.5
San Diego Padres 47-70 12.5
American League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619 670 5.93 534 4.73 139 120 0.290 0.373 0.462 4.34 398 656 0.982 122
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593 633 5.60 498 4.41 121 115 0.287 0.367 0.444 3.95 377 754 0.981 91
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584 679 6.01 562 4.97 167 94 0.290 0.351 0.484 4.36 404 666 0.98 119
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.563 589 5.26 497 4.44 139 131 0.272 0.346 0.438 4.31 351 666 0.986 103
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557 574 4.99 532 4.63 100 95 0.269 0.333 0.419 4.23 392 717 0.982 102
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478 566 4.92 579 5.03 115 127 0.269 0.334 0.424 4.70 482 832 0.981 105
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 552 4.80 621 5.40 120 120 0.263 0.332 0.421 4.93 450 729 0.981 124
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469 594 5.26 688 6.09 103 153 0.276 0.337 0.427 5.68 388 602 0.982 99
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 652 5.67 671 5.83 161 148 0.265 0.350 0.454 5.38 449 560 0.981 90
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461 547 4.76 586 5.10 99 127 0.263 0.333 0.408 4.62 421 577 0.981 130
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456 613 5.38 697 6.11 124 157 0.280 0.351 0.436 5.45 394 683 0.976 106
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447 549 4.82 589 5.17 113 128 0.260 0.331 0.399 4.82 510 732 0.979 105
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438 569 5.08 616 5.50 153 109 0.269 0.333 0.451 4.99 486 763 0.977 102
California Angels 47 68 0.409 543 4.72 660 5.74 120 150 0.264 0.332 0.409 5.42 436 682 0.983 110
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649 585 5.13 454 3.98 108 100 0.278 0.340 0.435 3.56 288 805 0.979 90
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.596 542 4.75 448 3.93 137 76 0.267 0.332 0.434 3.57 378 865 0.982 85
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579 609 5.34 490 4.30 124 117 0.286 0.349 0.449 3.78 339 799 0.983 91
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 602 5.23 503 4.37 120 102 0.278 0.343 0.445 3.97 367 739 0.984 110
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509 532 4.67 509 4.46 115 90 0.270 0.333 0.414 4.23 354 732 0.980 104
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 506 4.48 526 4.65 117 117 0.250 0.310 0.394 4.13 332 640 0.980 112
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 504 4.38 500 4.35 123 122 0.249 0.313 0.402 3.99 372 655 0.985 113
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 521 4.53 497 4.32 80 98 0.262 0.329 0.390 3.85 377 699 0.978 96
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 466 4.09 580 5.09 80 117 0.259 0.320 0.384 4.64 370 650 0.981 131
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 535 4.69 621 5.45 108 134 0.263 0.337 0.414 5.14 355 632 0.982 119
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 573 4.90 638 5.45 125 120 0.274 0.337 0.439 5.15 448 703 0.981 117
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.443 468 4.07 576 5.01 94 120 0.266 0.326 0.396 4.50 428 649 0.978 111
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 500 4.42 549 4.86 109 120 0.259 0.322 0.404 4.47 392 717 0.982 110
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 479 4.09 531 4.54 92 99 0.275 0.327 0.401 4.08 393 862 0.975 82