1992 Baseball Season Highlights
- Atlanta is the first National League team since 1977-78 Dodgers to win back-to-back pennants.
- The Pirates win their third consecutive National League East pennant but miss the National League flag when they lose game seven of NLCS in bottom of ninth.
- Seldom-used backup catcher Francisco Cabrera's two-out, two-run pinch single hands Braves 3-2 win in game seven of NLCS.
- Toronto downs Oakland in six games in ALCS.
Eric Karros, the Dodgers'
first baseman, won the
1992 Rookie of the
- The Dodgers first sacker Eric Karros bags the National League ROTY Award.
- Dave Winfield, at age 41, becomes oldest player to hit a HR in WS play.
- Winfield's double gives the Blue Jays an electrifying 11-inning triumph in game six to bring Canada its first world championship.
- Jack Morris pitches for his third different championship team in nine years, but fails to become the first hurler in history to bag a WS triumph with three different teams.
- Toronto catcher Pat Borders grabs the 1992 Series MVP prize.
- The Padres acquire Gary Sheffield from the Brewers before the season. He rebounds from miserable .194 season with Milwaukee to win the National League batting title with .330 mark.
- Sheffield is serious contender for Triple Crown before finishing first in batting, third in homers, and fifth in RBI.
- Barry Bonds wins the National League MVP Award after leading majors with .624 SA.
- Unable to meet Bonds's salary demands, Pittsburgh in December helplessly watches him sign a multiyear contract with the Giants worth over $43 million.
- Bonds also tops majors with 127 walks and .456 OBP and leads the National League in runs scored with 109.
- Fred McGriff of San Diego tops the National League with 35 homers and places third in RBI with 104.
- Phillies catcher Darren Daulton surprises all by leading the National League in RBI with 109.
- Daulton also clubs 27 homers and posts .524 SA, after hitting .196 in 1991.
- Andy Van Slyke of Pittsburgh tops the National League with 45 doubles and is third in triples with 12.
- Atlanta third sacker Terry Pendleton ties Van Slyke for the National League top spot in hits with 199.
- Pendleton, the defending National League batting titlist and MVP winner, hits .311 to pace pennant-winning Braves.
- Carlos Baerga of Cleveland is first second baseman in American League history with .300 average, 200 or more hits, 20 or more homers, and 100 or more RBI.
- Cleveland rookie Kenny Lofton sets a American League frosh record with 66 stolen bases.
- Lofton loses the American League ROTY to Brewers shortstop Pat Listach, whose 54 thefts also top the old American League rookie record.
- Marquis Grissom of the Expos paces the majors with 78 stolen bases.
- Despite turning 38 two months after the season ends, shortstop Ozzie Smith of the Cards swipes 43 bases.
- Dennis Eckersley of the A's sweeps the American League Cy Young and MVP Awards.
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