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The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world.  




Major League Baseball

  League Championship Series World Series
East  Toronto Blue Jays 4  
West  Oakland Athletics 2  
    AL  Toronto Blue Jays 4
  NL  Atlanta Braves 2
East  Pittsburgh Pirates 3
West  Atlanta Braves 4  

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Edgar Martínez SEA .343 Gary Sheffield SDP .330
HR Juan González TEX 43 Fred McGriff SDP 35
RBI Cecil Fielder DET 124 Darren Daulton PHI 109
Wins Kevin Brown TEX
Jack Morris TOR
21 Tom Glavine ATL
Greg Maddux CHC
ERA Roger Clemens BOS 2.41 Bill Swift SFG 2.08

Major league baseball final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win % GB
1st Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 .593    --
2nd Milwaukee Brewers 92 70 .568   4.0
3rd Baltimore Orioles 89 73 .549   7.0
4th Cleveland Indians 76 86 .469 20.0
4th New York Yankees 76 86 .469 20.0
6th Detroit Tigers 75 87 .463 21.0
7th Boston Red Sox 73 89 .451 23.0
1st Oakland Athletics 96 66 .593    --
2nd Minnesota Twins 90 72 .556   6.0
3rd Chicago White Sox 86 76 .531 10.0
4th Texas Rangers 77 85 .475 19.0
5th California Angels 72 90 .444 24.0
5th Kansas City Royals 72 90 .444 24.0
7th Seattle Mariners 64 98 .395 32.0
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 .593    --
2nd Montreal Expos 87 75 .537   9.0
3rd St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 13.0
4th Chicago Cubs 78 84 .481 18.0
5th New York Mets 72 90 .444 24.0
6th Philadelphia Phillies 70 92 .432 26.0
West Division
1st Atlanta Braves 98 64 .605    --
2nd Cincinnati Reds 90 72 .556   8.0
3rd San Diego Padres 82 80 .506 16.0
4th Houston Astros 81 81 .500 17.0
5th San Francisco Giants 72 90 .444 26.0
6th Los Angeles Dodgers 63 99 .389 35.0


American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles± Johnny Oates
Boston Red Sox Butch Hobson
California Angels Buck Rodgers after a May bus accident John Wathan was acting manager for the remainder of the season
Chicago White Sox Gene Lamont
Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals Hal McRae
Milwaukee Brewers Phil Garner
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Buck Showalter
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa
Seattle Mariners Bill Plummer
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine was replaced during the season by Toby Harrah
Toronto Blue Jays Cito Gaston Won the World Series

National League

Team Manager Comments
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox Won the National League pennant
Chicago Cubs Jim Lefebvre
Cincinnati Reds Lou Piniella
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Tom Runnells was replaced during the season by Felipe Alou
New York Mets Jeff Torborg
Philadelphia Phillies Jim Fregosi
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Joe Torre
San Diego Padres± Jim Riggleman
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig





  • September 7 - After receiving an 18-9 no-confidence vote from the owners, Commissioner Fay Vincent is forced to resign. Vincent is soon replaced by Milwaukee Brewers president Bud Selig on what is meant to be an interim basis.
  • October 24 - The Toronto Blue Jays clinch their first World Series championship with a 4–3 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 6. Dave Winfield's 2–out, 2–run double in the top of the 11th gives Toronto a 4–2 lead. The Braves score one run in the bottom half of the inning and have the tying run on 3rd when the final out is made. Jimmy Key wins the game in relief, and Candy Maldonado homers for Toronto. Blue Jays catcher Pat Borders, with a .450 batting average, is named the Series MVP. The Toronto Blue Jays finish the season without being swept in any series. It is the first team from outside the United States to win the World Series.
  • November 12 - Arbitrator George Nicolau overturns the suspension of New York Yankees pitcher Steve Howe for considering it too severe. After that, Howe is resigned by the team.
  • November 22 - Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Pat Listach is named American League Rookie of the Year. Listach, who was recalled on April 7 to replace the injured Bill Spiers, hit a .290 average and also became the first Brewers player to steal 50 bases in a season.
  • November 29 - Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott is quoted in the New York Times as saying that Adolf Hitler was initially good for Germany, that her references to "niggers" was in jest, and she couldn't understand why the word "Jap" was offensive. MLB appoints a four-man committee to investigate the controversial Schott.




  • January 1 - Jean Lovell, 65, who set home runs all-time records for All-American Girls Professional Baseball League catchers both in career and regular season
  • January 17 - Red Durrett, 70, outfielder for the 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers
  • February 8 - Fabian Gaffke, 78, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians between 1936 and 1942
  • February 13 - Bill Humphrey, 80, pitcher for the 1938 Boston Red Sox
  • February 26 - Jean R. Yawkey, 83, majority owner of the Boston Red Sox since 1976
  • January 30 - Coaker Triplett, 80, left fielder for the Cubs, Cardinals and Phillies from 1938-1945, who later posted four .300 seasons with the Buffalo Bisons, including the 1950 International League batting title
  • April 20 - Pat Creeden, 85, second baseman for the Boston Red Sox in the 1930s
  • April 23 - Deron Johnson, 53, first and third baseman who led the NL in RBI in 1965; later a coach
  • April 24 - Elio Chacón, 55, Venezuelan middle infielder who led the New York Mets in stolen bases in their 1962 inaugural season
  • April 27 - Harlond Clift, 79, All-Star third baseman for the St. Louis Browns who was the first man at his position to hit 30 home runs; scored 100 runs seven times, and set records with 405 assists in 1937 and career mark of 309 double plays


  • May 1 - Celerino Sánchez, 48, Mexican third baseman for the Yankees from 1972 to 1973, who won the 1966 Triple Crown in the Mexican League
  • June 4 - Carl Stotz, 82, founder of Little League Baseball in 1939 who left the organization in 1955 in a litigious leadership dispute, shortly after serving as a pallbearer at Cy Young's funeral
  • June 15 - Eddie Lopat, 73, All-Star pitcher who combined with Allie Reynolds and Vic Raschi to form the heart of the Yankees' rotation through five World Series championships from 1949-53; led AL in ERA and winning percentage in 1953
  • June 27 - Sandy Amorós, 62, Cuban left fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers, best remembered for a spectacular catch in Game 7 of the 1955 World Series
  • August 29 - Andy Gilbert, 78, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox in the 1940s, who later became a successfully minor league manager, winning 2009 games during 29 seasons

September -December

  • September 5 - Billy Herman, 83, Hall of Fame second baseman for the Cubs and Dodgers who batted .304 lifetime, scored 100 runs five times and led the NL in hits, doubles and triples once each and in putouts seven times; later a coach, minor league manager and scout
  • September 22 - Aurelio López, 44, All-Star relief pitcher who had two seasons of 20 saves for the Detroit Tigers
  • September 23 - Bernice Gera, 61, the first female umpire of a professional baseball game (June 24, 1972, New York-Penn League)
  • October 19 - Atley Donald, 82, New York Yankees pitcher who had a lifetime record of 65-33, a winning percentage of .663
  • October 22 - Red Barber, 84, broadcaster for the Reds, Dodgers and Yankees from 1934 to 1966 who, along with Mel Allen, won the first Ford Frick Award from the Hall of Fame
  • November 5 - Rod Scurry, 36, relief pitcher for the Pirates who had 14 saves in 1982
  • November 10 - Chuck Connors, 71, first baseman for the 1951 Cubs who gained stardom as an actor on the television series The Rifleman
  • November 13 - Johnny Ostrowski, 75, utility outfielder/third baseman who played for thr Cubs, Red Sox, White Sox and Senators from 1943 to 1950
  • November 13 - Wally Shaner, 92, left fielder who played from 1923 to 1929 for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds
  • November 29 - Tuck Stainback, 81, backup outfielder for seven different major league teams from 1934 to 1946, whom single-handedly prevented Carl Hubbell from pitching a perfect game in 1938
  • December 1 - Chile Gómez, 91, Mexican infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies between 1935 and 1942
  • December 12 - Rube Walker, 66, backup catcher for the Cubs and the Dodgers, later a pitching coach for the Senators, Mets and Braves
  • December 28 - Sal Maglie, 75, All-Star pitcher for all three New York teams during the 1950s whose hardnosed style personified the rivalry between the franchises; led NL in wins and ERA once each


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