1992 Baseball Season Highlights
In the 1992 baseball season, the Toronto Blue Jays became the first World Championship team from outside the United States. The Blue Jays won the 1992 World Series off a hit from superstar Dave Winfield in a thrilling 11-inning game six. Below you will find the highlights from the 1992 baseball season:
- 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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To learn more about baseball, see:
- 1991 Baseball Season
- 1993 Baseball Season
- Baseball History
- How Baseball Works
How the Baseball Hall of Fame Works
- How Minor League Baseball Teams Work
- Babe Ruth