2000 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 29 – October 26, 2000
Number of games162
Number of teams30
TV partner(s)Fox/FX/Fox Family, ESPN, NBC
Draft
Top draft pickAdrián González
Picked byFlorida Marlins
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Jason Giambi (OAK)
NL: Jeff Kent (SF)
League Postseason
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upSeattle Mariners
NL championsNew York Mets
  NL runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upNew York Mets
World Series MVPDerek Jeter (NYY)
MLB seasons

The 2000 Major League Baseball season ended with the New York Yankees defeating the New York Mets in five games, for their third consecutive World Series title.[1] The 2000 World Series was known as the Subway Series because both fans and the two teams could take the subway to and from every game of the series.[2]

A then-record 5,693 home runs were hit during the regular season in 2000 (the record was broken in 2017, when 6,105 home runs were hit).[1] Ten teams hit at least 200 home runs each,[3] while for the first time since 1989 and only the fifth since 1949 no pitcher pitched a no-hitter.[a] Also, no team reached 100 in either the win or loss column.

The separate American and National League offices were dissolved; with this, the league became a single unified organization. As a result, the separate umpiring crews for each league were also dissolved; all umpiring crews now worked throughout the league.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(NLCS, ALCS)
World Series
                           
  1 Chicago White Sox 0  
4 Seattle 3  
  4 Seattle 2  
American League
  3 NY Yankees 4  
2 Oakland 2
  3 NY Yankees 3  
    AL3 NY Yankees 4
  NL4 NY Mets 1
  1 San Francisco 1  
4 NY Mets 3  
  4 NY Mets 4
National League
  2 St. Louis 1  
2 St. Louis 3
  3 Atlanta 0  
The season's eventual National League Central Division champions St. Louis Cardinals playing host to the Chicago Cubs during a September 2000 game at Busch Memorial Stadium.
The season's eventual National League Central Division champions St. Louis Cardinals playing host to the Chicago Cubs during a September 2000 game at Busch Memorial Stadium.

MLB statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG[4] Nomar Garciaparra BOS .372 Todd Helton COL .372
HR[4] Troy Glaus ANA 47 Sammy Sosa CHC 50
RBI[4] Edgar Martínez SEA 145 Todd Helton COL 147
Wins[4] Tim Hudson OAK
David Wells TOR
20 Tom Glavine ATL 21
ERA[4] Pedro Martínez BOS 1.74 Kevin Brown LA 2.58
SO[4] Pedro Martínez BOS 284 Randy Johnson ARI 347
SV[5][6][7] Todd Jones DET
Derek Lowe BOS
42 Antonio Alfonseca FLA 45
SB[8][9] Johnny Damon KC 46 Luis Castillo FLA 62

Managers

American League

Team Manager Tenure
Anaheim Angels Mike Scioscia[10] 1st season
Baltimore Orioles Mike Hargrove[11] 1st season
Boston Red Sox Jimy Williams[12] 4th season
Chicago White Sox Jerry Manuel[13] 3rd season
Cleveland Indians Charlie Manuel[14] 1st season
Detroit Tigers Phil Garner[15] 1st season
Kansas City Royals Tony Muser[16] 4th season
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly[17] 15th season
New York Yankees Joe Torre[18] 5th season
Oakland Athletics Art Howe[19] 5th season
Seattle Mariners Lou Piniella[20] 8th season
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Larry Rothschild[21] 3rd season
Texas Rangers Johnny Oates[22] 6th season
Toronto Blue Jays Jim Fregosi[23] 2nd season

National League

Team Manager Tenure
Arizona Diamondbacks Buck Showalter[24] 3rd season
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox[25] 11th season
Chicago Cubs Don Baylor[26] 1st season
Cincinnati Reds Jack McKeon[27] 4th season
Colorado Rockies Buddy Bell[28] 1st season
Florida Marlins John Boles Jr.[29] 2nd season
Houston Astros Larry Dierker[30] 4th season
Los Angeles Dodgers Davey Johnson[31] 2nd season
Milwaukee Brewers Davey Lopes[32] 1st season
Montreal Expos Felipe Alou[33] 9th season
New York Mets Bobby Valentine[34] 5th season
Philadelphia Phillies Terry Francona[35] 4th season
Pittsburgh Pirates Gene Lamont[36] 4th season
St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa[37] 5th season
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy[38] 6th season
San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker[39] 8th season

Awards and honors

Further information: 2000 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA Award National League[40] American League[41]
Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal (ATL) Kazuhiro Sasaki (SEA)
Cy Young Award Randy Johnson (ARI) Pedro Martínez (BOS)
Manager of the Year Dusty Baker (SF) Jerry Manuel (CHW)
Most Valuable Player Jeff Kent (SF) Jason Giambi (OAK)
Gold Glove Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher Greg Maddux (ATL) Kenny Rogers (TEX)
Catcher Mike Matheny (STL) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
First Baseman J. T. Snow (SF) John Olerud (SEA)
Second Baseman Pokey Reese (CIN) Roberto Alomar (CLE)
Third Baseman Scott Rolen (PHI) Travis Fryman (CLE)
Shortstop Neifi Pérez (COL) Omar Vizquel (CLE)
Outfielders Steve Finley (ARI) Bernie Williams (NYY)
Jim Edmonds (STL) Jermaine Dye (KC)
Andruw Jones (ATL) Darin Erstad (ANA)
Silver Slugger Awards
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Mike Hampton (NYM) Frank Thomas (CHW)
Catcher Mike Piazza (NYM) Jorge Posada (NYY)
First Baseman Todd Helton (COL) Carlos Delgado (TOR)
Second Baseman Jeff Kent (SF) Roberto Alomar (CLE)
Third Baseman Chipper Jones (ATL) Troy Glaus (ANA)
Shortstop Édgar Renteria (STL) Alex Rodriguez (SEA)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (SF) Darin Erstad (ANA)
Vladimir Guerrero (MTL) Magglio Ordonez (CHW)
Sammy Sosa (CHC) Manny Ramirez (CLE)

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game Est. Payroll
Cleveland Indians[42] 90 -7.2% 3,456,278 -0.4% 42,670 $76,972,271 4.5%
St. Louis Cardinals[43] 95 26.7% 3,336,493 3.4% 41,191 $61,653,863 23.3%
San Francisco Giants[44] 97 12.8% 3,318,800 59.7% 40,973 $53,737,826 14.8%
Baltimore Orioles[45] 74 -5.1% 3,297,031 -4.0% 40,704 $82,347,435 1.9%
Colorado Rockies[46] 82 13.9% 3,295,129 -5.3% 40,681 $61,111,190 -1.3%
Atlanta Braves[47] 95 -7.8% 3,234,304 -1.5% 39,930 $84,737,836 15.5%
Houston Astros[48] 72 -25.8% 3,056,139 12.9% 37,730 $51,289,111 -6.9%
New York Yankees[49] 87 -11.2% 3,055,435 -7.2% 38,193 $93,113,260 7.1%
Arizona Diamondbacks[50] 85 -15.0% 2,942,251 -2.6% 36,324 $81,027,833 17.9%
Seattle Mariners[51] 91 15.2% 2,914,624 -0.1% 35,983 $60,495,000 11.8%
Los Angeles Dodgers[52] 86 11.7% 2,880,242 -6.9% 35,559 $88,124,286 8.7%
New York Mets[53] 94 -3.1% 2,820,530 3.5% 34,821 $79,509,776 15.5%
Chicago Cubs[54] 65 -3.0% 2,789,511 -0.9% 34,438 $60,539,333 -2.9%
Texas Rangers[55] 71 -25.3% 2,588,401 -6.6% 31,956 $70,795,921 -7.7%
Boston Red Sox[56] 85 -9.6% 2,585,895 5.7% 31,925 $79,975,333 24.8%
Cincinnati Reds[57] 85 -11.5% 2,577,371 25.0% 31,431 $46,867,200 38.0%
Detroit Tigers[58] 79 14.5% 2,438,617 20.3% 30,106 $59,645,167 62.6%
San Diego Padres[59] 76 2.7% 2,352,443 -6.8% 29,043 $55,021,000 10.6%
Anaheim Angels[60] 82 17.1% 2,066,982 -8.3% 25,518 $52,664,167 -5.3%
Chicago White Sox[61] 95 26.7% 1,947,799 45.5% 24,047 $31,743,500 22.9%
Pittsburgh Pirates[62] 69 -11.5% 1,748,908 6.8% 21,591 $31,328,334 25.1%
Toronto Blue Jays[63] 83 -1.2% 1,705,712 -21.2% 21,058 $46,038,332 1.3%
Philadelphia Phillies[64] 65 -15.6% 1,612,769 -11.6% 19,911 $47,513,000 49.0%
Oakland Athletics[64] 91 4.6% 1,603,744 11.8% 19,799 $33,172,333 33.6%
Milwaukee Brewers[65] 73 -1.4% 1,573,621 -7.5% 19,427 $37,305,333 -14.0%
Kansas City Royals[66] 77 20.3% 1,564,847 3.9% 19,319 $24,903,000 -6.6%
Tampa Bay Devil Rays[67] 69 0.0% 1,449,673 -7.2% 18,121 $63,265,129 62.8%
Florida Marlins[68] 79 23.4% 1,218,326 -11.0% 15,041 $20,347,000 -3.5%
Minnesota Twins[69] 69 9.5% 1,000,760 -16.8% 12,355 $17,529,500 -20.7%
Montreal Expos[70] 67 -1.5% 926,272 19.8% 11,435 $32,994,333 84.3%

Events

January–March

April–May

June–July

August

September

SEASON NOTE – This was the first time in MLB history in 100 years that no team finished with a winning percentage either below .400 or above .600. It is also the first time, in a full 162-game season, that no team achieved 100 wins or 99 losses.

October–December

Deaths

Apparel

See also

Notes

a Major League Baseball seasons since 1901 without a no-hitter pitched are 1909, 1913, 1921, 19271928, 19321933, 1936, 1939, 19421943, 1949, 1959, 1982, 1985, 1989, 2000 and 2005.

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