2003 Major League Baseball season

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2003 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 30 – October 25, 2003
Draft
Top draft pickDelmon Young
Picked byTampa Bay Devil Rays
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Alex Rodriguez (TEX)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League Postseason
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upBoston Red Sox
NL championsFlorida Marlins
  NL runners-upChicago Cubs
World Series
ChampionsFlorida Marlins
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
World Series MVPJosh Beckett (FLA)
MLB seasons

The 2003 Major League Baseball season ended when the Florida Marlins defeated the New York Yankees in a six-game World Series. The Detroit Tigers set the American League record for losses in a season, with 119, and the Marlins became the first team to win the championship twice as a wild card.

Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Anaheim Angels Mike Scioscia
Baltimore Orioles Mike Hargrove
Boston Red Sox Grady Little
Chicago White Sox± Jerry Manuel Hosted the All-Star Game
Cleveland Indians Eric Wedge
Detroit Tigers Alan Trammell
Kansas City Royals Tony Peña
Minnesota Twins Ron Gardenhire
New York Yankees Joe Torre Won the AL pennant
Oakland Athletics Ken Macha
Seattle Mariners Bob Melvin
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Lou Piniella
Texas Rangers Buck Showalter
Toronto Blue Jays Carlos Tosca

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Arizona Diamondbacks Bob Brenly
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox
Chicago Cubs Dusty Baker
Cincinnati Reds Bob Boone Replaced during the season by Dave Miley
Colorado Rockies Clint Hurdle
Florida Marlins Jeff Torborg Replaced during the season by Jack McKeon, won World Series
Houston Astros Jimy Williams
Los Angeles Dodgers Jim Tracy
Milwaukee Brewers Ned Yost
Montreal Expos Frank Robinson
New York Mets Art Howe
Philadelphia Phillies Larry Bowa
Pittsburgh Pirates Lloyd McClendon
St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Felipe Alou

±hosted the MLB All Star Game

Standings[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(NLCS, ALCS)
World Series
                           
  1 NY Yankees 3  
3 Minnesota 1  
  1 NY Yankees 4  
American League
  4 Boston 3  
2 Oakland 2
  4 Boston 3  
    AL1 NY Yankees 2
  NL4 Florida 4
  1 Atlanta 2  
3 Chi Cubs 3  
  3 Chi Cubs 3
National League
  4 Florida 4  
2 San Francisco 1
  4 Florida 3  

Note: Two teams in the same division could not meet in the division series.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Statistic American League National League
AVG Bill Mueller BOS .326 Albert Pujols STL .359
HR Alex Rodriguez TEX 47 Jim Thome PHI 47
RBI Carlos Delgado TOR 145 Preston Wilson COL 141
Wins Roy Halladay TOR 22 Russ Ortiz ATL 21
ERA Pedro Martínez BOS 2.22 Jason Schmidt SF 2.34
SO Esteban Loaiza CHW 207 Kerry Wood CHC 266
SV Keith Foulke OAK 43 Éric Gagné LA 55
SB Carl Crawford TB 55 Juan Pierre FLA 65

Home Field Attendance & Payroll[edit]

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game Est. Payroll
New York Yankees[1] 101 -1.9% 3,465,600 0.0% 42,263 $152,749,814 21.3%
Seattle Mariners[2] 93 0.0% 3,268,509 -7.7% 40,352 $86,959,167 8.3%
San Francisco Giants[3] 100 5.3% 3,264,898 0.4% 40,307 $82,852,167 5.8%
Los Angeles Dodgers[4] 85 -7.6% 3,138,626 0.2% 38,748 $105,872,620 11.6%
Anaheim Angels[5] 77 -22.2% 3,061,094 32.8% 37,330 $79,031,667 28.0%
Chicago Cubs[6] 88 31.3% 2,962,630 10.0% 36,576 $79,868,333 5.5%
St. Louis Cardinals[7] 85 -12.4% 2,910,386 -3.4% 35,931 $83,786,666 12.2%
Arizona Diamondbacks[8] 84 -14.3% 2,805,542 -12.3% 34,636 $80,657,000 -21.6%
Boston Red Sox[9] 95 2.2% 2,724,165 2.8% 33,632 $99,946,500 -7.8%
Baltimore Orioles[10] 71 6.0% 2,454,523 -8.5% 30,303 $73,877,500 14.6%
Houston Astros[11] 87 3.6% 2,454,241 -2.5% 30,299 $71,040,000 12.0%
Atlanta Braves[12] 101 0.0% 2,401,084 -7.8% 29,643 $106,243,667 13.7%
Cincinnati Reds[13] 69 -11.5% 2,355,259 26.9% 29,077 $59,355,667 31.8%
Colorado Rockies[14] 74 1.4% 2,334,085 -14.7% 28,816 $67,179,667 18.2%
Philadelphia Phillies[15] 86 7.5% 2,259,948 39.6% 27,901 $70,780,000 22.1%
Oakland Athletics[16] 96 -6.8% 2,216,596 2.2% 27,365 $50,260,834 25.6%
New York Mets[17] 66 -12.0% 2,140,599 -23.7% 26,757 $117,176,429 23.8%
Texas Rangers[18] 71 -1.4% 2,094,394 -11.0% 25,857 $103,491,667 -2.1%
San Diego Padres[19] 64 -3.0% 2,030,084 -8.6% 25,063 $45,210,000 9.1%
Minnesota Twins[20] 90 -4.3% 1,946,011 1.1% 24,025 $55,505,000 37.3%
Chicago White Sox[21] 86 6.2% 1,939,524 15.7% 23,945 $51,010,000 -10.6%
Toronto Blue Jays[22] 86 10.3% 1,799,458 9.9% 22,216 $51,269,000 -33.3%
Kansas City Royals[23] 83 33.9% 1,779,895 34.5% 22,249 $40,518,000 -14.3%
Cleveland Indians[24] 68 -8.1% 1,730,002 -33.9% 21,358 $48,584,834 -38.4%
Milwaukee Brewers[25] 68 21.4% 1,700,354 -13.7% 20,992 $40,627,000 -19.2%
Pittsburgh Pirates[26] 75 4.2% 1,636,751 -8.3% 20,207 $54,812,429 29.5%
Detroit Tigers[27] 43 -21.8% 1,368,245 -9.0% 16,892 $49,168,000 -10.7%
Florida Marlins[28] 91 15.2% 1,303,215 60.3% 16,089 $49,450,000 17.8%
Tampa Bay Devil Rays[29] 63 14.5% 1,058,695 -0.7% 13,070 $19,630,000 -42.9%
Montreal Expos[30] 83 0.0% 1,025,639 26.3% 12,662 $51,948,500 34.3%

Events[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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