YEAR IN REVIEW : 2013 National League

Off the field...

On July 1st, Croatia joined the European Union as the Union's 28th member. Croatia was the first country that entered the EU alone (since other countries entered together in 2004 and 2007), although Greece acceded to the European Community alone in 1981.

In the American League...

The 1962 Houston Colt .45s changed their name to the Houston Astros in 1965, and starting in 2013, they changed from the National League to the American League.

In the National League...

The Cincinnati Reds hosted the Los Angeles Angels on April 1, 2013, becoming the first teams to start their seasons with an interleague matchup. The Reds, the first professional team, celebrate Opening Day with a parade and have opened all but four seasons at home.

Around the League...

The results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America balloting for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum were announced in January and the first full set of Steroid Era players saw the impact playing at this time period had on their game.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"The random nature of baseball's playoffs often blindsides regular-season juggernauts. Not this year. The 109th World Series, starting Wednesday in Boston, pits the 97-win Red Sox against the 97-win St. Louis Cardinals, the first time since 1999 each league is represented by teams with its best records. And these are two franchises loaded with tradition, smarts, resources and passionate - some might say entitled - fan bases. So who has the edge? USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale and Paul White make the case for each pennant winner: The Cardinals will win because..." - USA Today Writer Bob Nightengale (10/21/2013, Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win the World Series , Source )

2013 National League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Cincinnati
135
Colorado
.331
St. Louis
55
St. Louis
199
Pittsburgh
36
Arizona
Cincinnati
.435
Arizona
125
St. Louis
126
Arizona
.552
Colorado / New York
46
Arizona
332
Washington
11

2013 National League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

St. Louis
4
Washington
Los Angeles
1.83
Arizona
78
Atlanta
50
Los Angeles
3
St. Louis
Washington
Los Angeles
232
Los Angeles
.789
St. Louis
19
Washington

2013 National League

Team Standings

Atlanta Braves 96 66 0 .593 -- $
Washington Nationals 86 76 0 .531 10 $
New York Mets 74 88 0 .457 22 $
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0 .451 23 $
Miami Marlins 62 100 0 .383 34 $
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0 .599 -- $
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 68 0 .580 3 $
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0 .556 7 $
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0 .457 23 $
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0 ,407 31 $
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0 .568 -- $
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0 .500 11 $
San Diego Padres 76 86 0 .469 16 $
San Francisco Giants 76 86 0 .469 16 $
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0 .457 18 $
2013 National League Final Standings
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