1990 Major League Baseball season

The 1990 Major League Baseball season saw the Cincinnati Reds upset the heavily favored Oakland Athletics in the World Series, for their first title since 1976.

1990 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 9 – October 20, 1990
Draft
Top draft pickChipper Jones
Picked byAtlanta Braves
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Rickey Henderson (OAK)
NL: Barry Bonds (PIT)
League postseason
AL championsOakland Athletics
  AL runners-upBoston Red Sox
NL championsCincinnati Reds
  NL runners-upPittsburgh Pirates
World Series
ChampionsCincinnati Reds
  Runners-upOakland Athletics
Finals MVPJosé Rijo (CIN)

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVGGeorge Brett KC.329Willie McGee STL.335
HRCecil Fielder DET51Ryne Sandberg CHC40
RBICecil Fielder DET132Matt Williams SF122
WinsBob Welch OAK27Doug Drabek PIT22
ERARoger Clemens BOS1.93Danny Darwin HOU2.21
SONolan Ryan TEX232David Cone NYM233
SVBobby Thigpen CHW57John Franco NYM33
SBRickey Henderson OAK65Vince Coleman STL77

Major league baseball final standings

Postseason

  League Championship Series
CBS
World Series
CBS
                 
East Boston 0  
West Oakland 4  
    AL Oakland 0
  NL Cincinnati 4
East Pittsburgh 2
West Cincinnati 4  

List of Managers

American League

TeamManagerNotes
Baltimore Orioles Frank Robinson
Boston Red Sox Joe Morgan
California Angels Doug Rader
Chicago White Sox Jeff Torborg
Cleveland Indians John McNamara
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals John Wathan
Milwaukee Brewers Tom Trebelhorn
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Bucky Dent, Stump Merrill
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa Won American League Pennant
Seattle Mariners Jim Lefebvre
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine
Toronto Blue Jays Cito Gaston

National League

TeamManagerNotes
Atlanta Braves Russ Nixon, Bobby Cox
Chicago Cubs Don Zimmer
Cincinnati Reds Lou Piniella Won World Series
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Buck Rodgers
New York Mets Davey Johnson, Bud Harrelson
Philadelphia Phillies Nick Leyva
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog, Red Schoendienst, Joe Torre
San Diego Padres Jack McKeon, Greg Riddoch
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig

Television coverage

NetworkDay of weekAnnouncers
CBS Saturday afternoons Jack Buck, Tim McCarver, Dick Stockton, Jim Kaat
ESPN Sunday nights
Tuesday nights
Wednesday nights
Friday nights
Jon Miller, Joe Morgan

Events

Deaths

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