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The following are the baseball events of the year 1966 throughout the world.  

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ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

Other championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

Statistical LeadersEdit

American League National League
AVG Frank Robinson1 BAL .316 Matty Alou PIT .342
HR Frank Robinson1 BAL 49 Hank Aaron ATL 44
RBI Frank Robinson1 BAL 122 Hank Aaron ATL 127
Wins Jim Kaat MIN 22 Sandy Koufax2 LAD 27
ERA Gary Peters CHW 1.98   Sandy Koufax2 LAD 1.73  
Ks Sam McDowell CLE 225 Sandy Koufax2 LAD 317

1American League Triple Crown Batting winner
2Major League Triple Crown Pitching winner

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 --
Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
California Angels 80 82 .494 18
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 .586 --
San Francisco Giants 93 68 .578 1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 .568 3
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 .537 8
Atlanta Braves 85 77 .525 10
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 12
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 .475 18
Houston Astros 72 90 .444 23
New York Mets 66 95 .410 28.5
Chicago Cubs 59 103 .364 36

EventsEdit

  • March 17 - Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale escalate their threat of retirement by signing movie contracts.
  • March 30 - Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale end their 32-day holdout, signing for $130,000 and $105,000 respectively.
  • September 22 - The Baltimore Orioles beat the host Kansas City A's 6-1 to clinch their first American League pennant. Both Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson have two RBIs. Frank Robinson will end the year as the Triple Crown winner, the first to achieve the feat since Mickey Mantle in 1956. He clinches with a batting average of .316, 49 home runs and 122 RBIs.
  • August 29 - The Beatles Give You A Finale Concert!

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • May 4 - Bob Elliott, 49, 7-time All-Star third baseman who won the NL's 1947 MVP award
  • July 9 - Mule Suttles, 66, All-Star first baseman of the Negro Leagues who hit the first home run in the East-West All-Star game
  • August 1 - Hank Gowdy, 76, catcher and first baseman who won the 1914 World Series and is the only player to have served in both World Wars.
  • August 10 - Chuck Dressen, 67, manager of five teams who led the Dodgers to pennants in 1952-53
  • August 15 - George J. Burns, 76, left fielder, primarily with the New York Giants, who led the NL in runs and walks five times each
  • September 12 - Bill Summers, 70, American League umpire from 1933 to 1959 who worked in eight World Series and a record seven All-Star games

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