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1993 Baseball Season

1993 Baseball Season Highlights

In the 1993 baseball season, the Toronto Blue Jays went on to win their second consecutive World Series Championship. Blue Jay Paul Molitor, the American League hit leader, was named the 1993 World Series MVP. Below, you will find the highlights from the 1993 baseball season:
  • The Phillies capture their fifth pennant in franchise history -- their first since 1983.

  • The Blue Jays defeat the White Sox in six games in ALCS.

  • In a bid to win their third straight pennant, the Braves instead fall to the Phillies in six games in the NLCS.

  • When the Phillies and Blue Jays tally 29 runs in game four of the 1993 World Series, a new 20th century record is set for the most runs in a postseason game. Mitch Williams is the loser in this 15-14 slugfest.

  • Toronto becomes first team since 1977-78 Yankees to win consecutive world championships.

  • Blue Jays free-agent acquisition Paul Molitor bags 1993 World Series MVP Award.

    Carlos Baerga
    Carlos Baerga, second
    baseman for the Indians,
    had a stellar hitting
    season in 1993.

  • Carlos Baerga is the first second sacker ever to collect 200 or more hits, 20 or more homers, and 100 or more RBI two seasons in a row.

  • Danny Jackson of the Phils becomes the third pitcher in history to start a WS game with three different teams.

  • Jack McDowell captures the American League Cy Young Award with a 22-10 record. He is the American League's sole 20-game winner.

  • Free-agent acquisition Greg Maddux leads the Braves and the majors with a 2.36 ERA.

  • Maddux also paces the National League in innings pitched (267) and CGs (eight) and is third in strikeouts with 197.

  • For his stellar work, Maddux earns his second straight Cy Young Award.

  • Barry Bonds posts a .677 SA, highest by a National League player since 1948, when Stan Musial slugged .702.

  • Bonds, the National League MVP, leads the National League in homers (46) and RBI (123).

  • Colorado's Andres Galarraga is the first player on a first-year expansion team to win batting title.

  • Mike Piazza of the Dodgers breaks records for a rookie catcher with 35 homers, 112 RBI, and .561 SA.

  • Randy Myers of the Cubs sets a new National League record with 53 saves.

  • Braves become the first 20th century team to blank an opponent for an entire season when they go 13-0 versus Colorado.

  • Phils are the third team in three years to win a pennant after finishing in division basement the previous season.

  • The A's are the first team since the 1915 Philadelphia Athletics to finish in last place after having the best record in their league the previous year.

  • Kenny Lofton breaks his own one-year-old Cleveland record when he swipes 70 bases.

  • Lenny Dykstra of the Phils tops the National League in hits with 194. His 143 runs are the most by a National League player since 1932.

  • Anthony Young's record 27 straight losses break Cliff Curtis's old mark.

  • Sparky Anderson becomes first manager since Connie Mack to manage 24 consecutive years in majors.

  • Blue Jays John Olerud, Paul Molitor, and Roberto Alomar finish 1-2-3 in the American League batting race. Toronto is first team since 1893 Phillies to have its loop's top three hitters.

  • Dykstra (129), Darren Daulton (117), and John Kruk (111) are first trio of teammates since 1949 to garner 100 walks in a season.

  • Reggie Jackson is the only new selection to the Hall of Fame in 1993.

  • Molitor leads the majors in hits with 211.

  • Lance Johnson of White Sox tops the American League with 14 triples. He is the first player ever to win two three-bagger crowns in seasons in which he failed to hit a single home run.

  • John Olerud's 54 doubles are the most in the majors since 1978, when Hal McRae also had 54.

  • Florida's Chuck Carr sets a record for the most steals by a player on a first-year expansion team when he tops the National League with 58 thefts.

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