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1-16-22 I found a year that we bypassed. This week we have 1970. 1970 saw the Seattle Pilots relocate to Milwaukee as the Brewers giving Wisconsin their team missing since 1965 when the Braves moved to Atlanta. The Baltimore Orioles had a great season, winning 108 games in the AL and the World Series Championship over the Cincinnati Reds. Boog Powell was the AL MVP, Johnny Bench the NL MVP. A young Yankee catcher named Thurman Munson was the AL rookie of the year. Rico Carty (remember him) hit .366 for Atlanta. Check out "MLB Baseball's Seasons: 1970".

 


1-23-22 We move on to 1980. 1980 saw two teams win over 100 games, the Yankees and Orioles. However the team with the fewest wins to make the playoffs won the World Series, the Philadelphia Phillies (91 wins). They were led by Mike Schmidt, 48 hrs, 121 rbi, who also won the NL MVP. In the AL George Brett chased .400 finishing at .390 as he won the AL MVP. Speed was still part of the game back then, Rickey Henderson stole 100 bases and Ron LeFlore stole 97. I hope you enjoy a look back at 1980 with "MLB Baseball's Seasons: 1980".

 


1-30-22 Our next season is 1981. 1981 was a unique season in Major League Baseball. We had a player strike from June 12 to July 31 This created a split season with pre and post strike winners advancing to a playoff. Fernando Valenzuela took the NL by storm. He won the rookie of the year and NL CY Young award while leading the Dodgers to the World Series where there star infield (Garvey, Lopez, Russell, and Cey) helped defeat the Yankees for the title. Sit back, relax and enjoy a look back at 1981 with "MLB Baseball's Seasons: 1981".

 


2-6-22 We move on to 1982. In 1982 we had a third baseman win the AL Rookie of the year. He also started a streak that would last 2,632 games. Cal Ripken was the break through rookie. Rickie Henderson stole an amazing 130 bases. Steve Carlton won 23 games, strike out 286 and won the NL Cy Young. None of those players were involved in the playoffs though. Milwaukee and California represented the AL while St. Louis and Atlanta were NL division winners. The World Series featured St. Louis and Milwaukee with the Cardinals taking the crown in 7 games. I hope you enjoy a look back at 1982 with "MLB Baseball's Seasons: 1982".

 


2-13-22 Next up is 1983. 1983 was full of unique events. Lets start with the infamous "Pine Tar game" where George Brett got ejected after hitting a home run with too much pine tar on his bat. The league later said it was okay and they replayed the game from that point but what a story this turn out to be. Next, how about Nolan Ryan breaking Walter Johnson's career strike out record or Steve Garvey getting hurt and ending his NL record consecutive game streak. Another one, the Texas Rangers scored 12 runs in the 15th inning of a game versus the Oakland which is a record for an extra inning game. But the topper has to be Dave Winfield getting arrested for hitting a sea gull with a baseball in Toronto. Talk about weird stuff. Oh, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. Take a break from your draft prep and look back at 1983 with "MLB Baseball's Seasons: 1983".

 


2-20-22 Our next season is 1984. The movie "The Natural" came out this year. So did a rookie pitcher for the New York Mets, Dwight Gooden. A left handed reliever had a monster season. Willie Hernandez of the Detroit Tigers won both the AL Cy Young award and AL MVP award. He lead the Tigers to the World Series championship. The Tigers were managed by Sparky Anderson who became the first manager to win the World Series in both leagues. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a look back at 1984 with "MLB Baseball's Seasons: 1984".