Year In Review : 2015 National League

O ff the field...

The College Football Playoff National Championship was played for the first time in college football history. A bracket tournament between the top four teams was established before the season and on January 12, 2015, the Ohio State Buckeyes (#4) defeated the Oregon Ducks (#2) in AT&T Stadium 42-20.

I n the American League...

The Houston Astros will wear a commemorative patch in 2015 on their jerseys to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their team name (specificall, the Astros, not including their first name, the Colt .45s).

New skippers at the helm in 2015 for the Texas Rangers, the Minnesota Twins, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Houston Astros. The Rangers Ron Washington and the Rays Joe Maddon retired while the Twins (Ron Gardenhire) and Astros (Bo Porter) fired their previous managers.

The Minnesota Twins made the only significant uniform change in 2015, removing the pinstripes from their home jerseys and adding gold trim both the Twins name on their jerseys and the Twin Cities logo on their caps.

I n the National League...

The St. Louis Cardinals will visit the Chicago Cubs to kick off the 2015 season at the newly refurbished Wrigley Field.

The Washington Nationals, now celebrating their tenth season in the National League, will wear a commemorative patch in 2015 on their jerseys. The Cubs uniform will also include a patch, but theirs will be worn in honor of the late, great, Mr. Cub (Ernie Banks), who passed away on January 23, 2015.

New skippers at the helm in 2015 for two Natioanl League teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs. Both teams firing their managers in 2014, Kirk Gibson and Rick Renteria respectively, and starting the season with new men at the helm in 2015, Chip Hale and Joe Maddon respectively.

A round the League...

The newly appointed Commissioner of Baseball, Rob Manfred will be at the helm in 2015, his first regular season as Commissioner of Baseball, succeeding Bud Selig.

The Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio, home of the National League Cincinnati Reds, will be hosting the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

Interleague play remains and each team is scheduled to play 20 interleague games. The matchups for the season will be the AL East vs NL East, AL Central vs NL Central and AL West vs NL West.

"Another priority for me is to continue to modernize the game (in 2015) without interfering with its history and traditions. Last season's expanded instant replay improved the game's quality and addressed concerns shared by fans and players. We made a dramatic change without altering the game's fundamentals. I look forward to tapping into the power of technology to consider additional advancements that will continue to heighten the excitement of the game, improve the pace of play and attract more young people to the game" - Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred (01/25/2015, 'Commissioner Rob Manfred's letter to fans', Source )

2015 National League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Base on Balls

Cincinnati

143

Batting Average

Miami

.333

Doubles

St. Louis

44

Hits

Miami

205

Home Runs

Colorado

42

Washington

On Base Percentage

Washington

.460

RBI

Colorado

130

Runs

Washington

118

Slugging Average

Washington

.649

Stolen Bases

Miami

58

Total Bases

Colorado

354

Triples

Arizona

10

2015 National League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Complete Games

Chicago

4

San Francisco
Los Angeles
Washington

ERA

Los Angeles

1.66

Games

St. Louis

81

Saves

Pittsburgh

51

Shutouts

Chicago

3

Los Angeles
Washington

Strikeouts

Los Angeles

301

Winning Percentage

Los Angeles

.864

Wins

Chicago

22

2015 National League

Team Standings

New York Mets 90 72 0 .556 -- $
Washington Nationals 83 79 0 .512 7 $
Miami Marlins 71 91 0 .438 19 $
Atlanta Braves 67 95 0 .414 23 $

Philadelphia Phillies

63 99 0 .389

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St. Louis Cardinals 100 62 0 .617

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Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 0 .605 0 $
Chicago Cubs 97 65 0 .599 3 $
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0 .420

32

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Cincinnati Reds 64 98 0 .395

36

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Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0 .568 -- $
San Francisco Giants 84 78 0 .519 8

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Arizona Diamondbacks 79 83 0 .488 13 $
San Diego Padres 74 88 0 .457 18 $
Colorado Rockies 68 94 0 .420

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2015 National League Final Standings



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