2016 Season

Chicago Cubs win the World Series 2016

World Series Champion

Chicago Cubs

Cubs over the Indians (4-3)
World Series MVP: Ben Zobrist (CHC)

The biggest story of the 2016 MLB season was the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series to break a 108-year-old drought. By finally ending the Curse of the Billy Goat, one of the oldest, craziest baseball superstitions has been defeated.

Highlights

No-Hitter: Thursday, April 21, 2016, Jake Arrieta
Retiring: Vin Scully – A-Rod – Big Papi – Prince Fielder
Sad: R.I.P. 24-year-old Jose Fernandez
Fun: Bartolo Colon’s first home run

National League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Washington Nationals 95 67 .586
New York Mets 87 75 .537 8.0
Miami Marlins 79 82 .491 15.5
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 .438 24.0
Atlanta Braves 68 93 .422 26.5
CENTRAL W L W-L% GB
Chicago Cubs 103 58 .640
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 .531 17.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 .484 25.0
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 .451 30.5
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 .420 35.5
WEST W L W-L% GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 .562
San Francisco Giants 87 75 .537 4.0
Colorado Rockies 75 87 .463 16.0
Arizona Diamondbacks 69 93 .426 22.0
San Diego Padres 68 94 .420 23.0

National League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Kris Bryant (CHC)
Cy Young: Max Scherzer (WSN)
Rookie of the Year: Corey Seager (LAD)
Manager of the Year: Dave Roberts (LAD)

National League Playoffs

NLCS: Cubs over the Dodgers (4-2)
NLDS: Cubs over the Giants (3-1)
NLDS: Dodgers over the Nationals (3-2)
NL Wild Card: Giants over the Mets (1-0)

American League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Boston Red Sox 93 69 .574
Baltimore Orioles 89 73 .549 4.0
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 4.0
New York Yankees 84 78 .519 9.0
Tampa Bay Rays 68 94 .420 25.0
CENTRAL W L W-L% GB
Cleveland Indians 94 67 .584
Detroit Tigers 86 75 .534 8.0
Kansas City Royals 81 81 .500 13.5
Chicago White Sox 78 84 .481 16.5
Minnesota Twins 59 103 .364 35.5
WEST W L W-L% GB
Texas Rangers 95 67 .586
Seattle Mariners 86 76 .531 9.0
Houston Astros 84 78 .519 11.0
Los Angeles Angels 74 88 .457 21.0
Oakland Athletics 69 93 .426 26.0

American League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Mike Trout (LAA)
Cy Young: Rick Porcello (BOS)
Rookie of the Year: Michael Fulmer (DET)
Manager of the Year: Terry Francona (CLE)

American League Playoffs

ALCS: Indians over the Blue Jays (4-1)
ALDS: Blue Jays over the Rangers (3-0)
ALDS: Indians over the Red Sox (3-0)
AL Wild Card: Blue Jays over the Orioles (1-0)