2000 Season News

Shortstop sensation Nomar Garciaparra earned his second consecutive batting title and Pedro Martinez earned his third Cy Young Award in four years, but it wasn't enough to get the Red Sox to the playoffs for a third consecutive season. Despite their best efforts, "The Curse of the Bambino" continued to reign as the Sox finished 2½ games behind the Yankees in the American League East.

The Detroit Tigers topped the Minnesota Twins, 12-11 on October 1st, as Shane Halter became the fourth Major Leaguer in history to play all nine positions in a game. Both teams combined to use fifteen pitchers, tying the Major League mark and setting an American League record.

Following the death of Montreal Canadian Maurice Richard, the Expos announced that they would wear "The Rocket's" number nine for the remainder of the season as a tribute to the late hockey icon. It was the first time that a Major League Baseball team was believed to have honored an athlete from another sport.

Four American League teams finished with a better winning percentage than the New York Yankees. However, the Bronx Bombers were really not concerned with the final standings and progressed through the post-season with ease defeating their cross-town rival Mets four games to one in the fourteenth rendition of the "Subway Series".

Andrew Klein, a boy who was struck in the head and suffered permanent brain damage while attending batting practice before a Florida Marlins game in 1997, was finally awarded $1.05 million by a state court jury. The decision set the stage for limiting children's access to players on the field and required stricter safety guidelines for kid's pre-game ballpark programs.
2000 American League East
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 87-74 -
Boston Red Sox 85-77 2.5
Toronto Blue Jays 83-79 4.5
Baltimore Orioles 74-88 13.5
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 69-92 18.0
2000 American League Central
Team Record GB
Chicago White Sox 95-67 -
Cleveland Indians 90-72 5.0
Detroit Tigers 79-83 16.0
Kansas City Royals 77-85 18.0
Minnesota Twins 69-93 26.0
2000 American League West
Team Record GB
Oakland Athletics 91-70 -
Seattle Mariners 91-71 0.5
Anaheim Angels 82-80 9.5
Texas Rangers 71-91 20.5
2000 National League East
Team Record GB
Atlanta Braves 95-67 -
New York Mets 94-68 1.0
Florida Marlins 79-82 15.5
Montreal Expos 67-95 28.0
Philadelphia Phillies 65-97 30.0
2000 National League Central
Team Record GB
St. Louis Cardinals 95-67 -
Cincinnati Reds 85-77 10.0
Milwaukee Brewers 73-89 22.0
Houston Astros 72-90 23.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 69-93 26.0
Chicago Cubs 65-79 30.0
2000 National League West
Team Record GB
San Francisco Giants 97-65 -
Los Angeles Dodgers 86-76 11.0
Arizona Diamondbacks 85-77 12.0
Colorado Rockies 82-80 15.0
San Diego Padres 76-86 21.0
American League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Chicago White Sox 95 67 0.586 978 6.04 839 5.18 216 195 0.286 0.354 0.470 4.66 614 1037 0.978 190
Oakland Athletics 91 70 0.565 947 5.88 813 5.05 239 158 0.270 0.357 0.458 4.58 615 963 0.978 164
Seattle Mariners 91 71 0.562 907 5.60 780 4.81 198 167 0.269 0.360 0.442 4.50 634 998 0.984 178
Cleveland Indians 90 72 0.556 950 5.86 816 5.04 221 173 0.288 0.365 0.470 4.84 666 1213 0.988 149
New York Yankees 87 74 0.540 871 5.41 814 5.06 205 177 0.277 0.351 0.450 4.76 577 1040 0.981 135
Boston Red Sox 85 77 0.525 792 4.89 745 4.60 167 173 0.267 0.339 0.423 4.23 499 1121 0.982 120
Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 0.512 861 5.31 908 5.60 244 195 0.275 0.337 0.469 5.14 560 978 0.984 176
Anaheim Angels 82 80 0.506 864 5.33 869 5.36 236 228 0.280 0.350 0.472 5.00 662 846 0.978 184
Detroit Tigers 79 83 0.488 823 5.08 827 5.10 177 177 0.275 0.341 0.438 4.71 496 978 0.983 171
Kansas City Royals 77 85 0.475 879 5.43 930 5.74 150 239 0.288 0.346 0.425 5.48 693 927 0.983 185
Baltimore Orioles 74 88 0.457 794 4.90 913 5.64 184 202 0.282 0.338 0.435 5.37 665 1017 0.981 151
Texas Rangers 71 91 0.438 848 5.23 974 6.01 173 202 0.283 .0350 0.446 5.52 661 918 0.978 162
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 69 92 0.429 733 4.55 842 5.23 162 198 0.257 0.325 0.399 4.86 533 955 0.981 171
Minnesota Twins 69 93 0.426 748 4.62 880 5.43 116 212 0.270 0.336 0.407 5.15 516 1042 0.983 155
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
San Francisco Giants 97 65 0.599 925 5.71 747 4.61 226 151 0.278 0.360 0.472 4.21 623 1076 0.985 173
Atlanta Braves 95 67 0.586 810 5.00 714 4.41 179 165 0.271 0.343 0.429 4.05 484 1093 0.979 138
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 887 5.48 771 4.76 235 196 0.270 0.350 0.455 4.38 606 1100 0.981 148
New York Mets 94 68 0.580 807 4.98 738 4.56 198 164 0.263 0.344 0.430 4.16 574 1164 0.98 121
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 0.531 798 4.93 729 4.50 211 176 0.257 0.338 0.431 4.10 600 1154 0.978 151
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 0.525 825 5.09 765 4.72 200 190 0.274 0.340 0.447 4.33 659 1015 0.982 156
Arizona Diamondbacks 85 77 0.525 792 4.89 754 4.65 179 190 0.265 0.330 0.429 4.35 500 1220 0.982 138
Colorado Rockies 82 80 0.506 968 5.98 897 5.54 161 221 0.294 0.362 0.455 5.26 588 1001 0.985 176
Florida Marlins 79 82 0.491 731 4.54 797 4.95 160 169 0.262 0.327 0.407 4.59 650 1051 0.98 144
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 752 4.64 815 5.03 157 191 0.254 0.327 0.402 4.52 649 1071 0.977 155
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 740 4.57 826 5.10 177 174 0.246 0.321 0.403 4.64 728 967 0.981 187
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 938 5.79 944 5.83 249 234 0.278 0.356 0.477 5.41 598 1064 0.978 149
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 793 4.90 888 5.48 168 163 0.267 0.333 0.424 4.93 711 1070 0.979 169
Montreal Expos 67 95 0.414 738 4.56 902 5.57 178 181 0.266 0.325 0.432 5.13 579 1011 0.978 151
Philadelphia Phillies 65 97 0.401 708 4.37 830 5.12 144 201 0.251 0.326 0.400 4.77 640 1123 0.983 136
Chicago Cubs 65 97 0.401 764 4.72 904 5.58 183 231 0.256 0.331 0.411 5.25 658 1143 0.983 139