The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world.

Expansion

Four expansion teams joined Major League Baseball for this season: the San Diego Padres, the Kansas City Royals, the Seattle Pilots, and the first MLB team in Canada, the Montreal Expos. To accommodate the additional teams, the two leagues were split into two divisions of East and West. For the first time, extra post-season playoff series were added prior to the World Series, at this juncture best-of-five series between the East and West division leaders in each league.

Champions

Major League Baseball

Main article: 1969 Major League Baseball season

The most notable part of the 1969 season were the Miracle Mets

League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
      
East Baltimore 3
West Minnesota 0
AL Baltimore 1
NL NY Mets 4
East NY Mets 3
West Atlanta 0

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Rod Carew MIN .332 Pete Rose CIN .348
HR Harmon Killebrew MIN 49 Willie McCovey SF 45
RBI Harmon Killebrew MIN 140 Willie McCovey SF 126
Wins Denny McLain DET 24 Tom Seaver NYM 25
ERA Dick Bosman WSH 2.19 Juan Marichal SF 2.10
Ks Sam McDowell CLE 279 Ferguson Jenkins CHC 273

The save is introduced as an official statistic this year. Ron Perranoski lead the majors with 31.[1]

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

National League final standings

Nippon Professional Baseball final standings

Central League final standings

Central League G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 130 73 51 6 .589
Hanshin Tigers 130 68 59 3 .535 6.5
Taiyo Whales 130 61 61 8 .500 11.0
Chunichi Dragons 130 59 65 6 .476 14.0
Sankei Atoms 130 58 69 3 .457 16.5
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 130 56 70 4 .444 18.0

Pacific League final standings

Pacific League G W L T Pct. GB
Hankyu Braves 130 76 50 4 .603
Kintetsu Buffaloes 130 73 51 6 .589 2.0
Lotte Orions 130 69 54 7 .561 5.5
Toei Flyers 130 57 70 3 .449 19.5
Nishitetsu Lions 130 51 75 4 .405 25.0
Nankai Hawks 130 50 76 4 .397 26.0

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Births

January–March

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

References

  1. ^ "Single-Season Leaders & Records for Saves | Baseball-Reference.com". Retrieved 6 August 2023.
  2. ^ "MLB Awards: Gold Gloves". mlb.com. Retrieved 29 June 2024.
  3. ^ Retrosheet box score 30, 1969, G2): "Houston Astros 11, New York Mets 5"