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1968 regular season in MLB

The 1968 MLB season would be the 68th season that the National and American Leagues played against each other in Major League Baseball. The league saw one change in location, the movement of the Athletics. The Athletics had been playing in Kansas City, but moved to Oakland. They now play in Oakland today as a result of this move.

 

The MLB started to see a few trends in the years leading up to 1968 and those trends really continued in this season. The strike zone had been expanded in previous years and the league started to see a lot more dominance from the pitchers in the league. The dominance became so great in this season that many people remember the season today as “The Year of the Pitcher.”

 

The best pitcher of the year was Bob Gibson. Bob Gibson was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and set a record for the lowest ERA in the history of Major League Baseball. He would finish the season with a 1.12 ERA. He would also lead the league in strikeouts for the Dodgers. The National League also saw a lot of success from Juan Marichal, pitcher for the Giants. He won 26 games for San Francisco on the season.

 

The American league pitching scene saw some tremendous numbers. The league leader in wins would be Denny McLain with a whopping 31 victories on the season. The ERA leader would be Luis Tiant for the Cleveland Indians. He would finish with a 1.60 ERA on the season. Sam McDowell struck out 283 batters as another stud pitcher for the Indians.

 

The Batting Average Title was won by Pete Rose in the National League. He finished with a .335 average on the season. Willie McCovey would lead the league in homeruns and RBI’s in the NL with 36 homers and 105 RBI’s.

 

The American League Batting Title was won by Carl Yastrzemski with a .301 average. Frank Howard led the league in homers with 44 and Ken Harrelson knocked in 109 runs to lead in RBI’s.

 

The Detroit Tigers led the way in wins and had the best record in all of baseball. They won 103 games on the season while only losing 59. They would lead their division by a vast margin, leaving the Orioles in 2nd place by 12 games at the end of the season. The Cleveland Indians would finish in 3rd place with a 86-75 record on the season. This would put them just .5 games above the Red Sox. The Yankees and Athletics would also finish with records above .500 for the season in the AL. The Yankees finished 83-79 on the season and the A’s finished 82-80.

 

The National League was dominated by the St. Louis Cardinals. Bob Gibson helped them a lot that year and they finished with a 97-65 record on the season. The Giants finished in a distant 2nd place with a  record of 88-74 on the year. The Cubs finished 3rd with a 84-78 record, finishing one game ahead of the Cincinnati Reds. The Braves would be the last team in the league to finish at or above .500 on the season with a 81-81 record.

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1968 season in the NHL

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The 1968-69 NHL season continued on without too many changes from the previous seasons. While in previous years there were many teams added and schedule changes, the league settled in and allowed some time for the fans to get used to the way that things were. The league featured 12 teams that would play 76 games each. The top 4 teams from each division would qualify to play in the playoffs. The winner of the playoffs would win the Stanley Cup and NHL Championship.

 

The Top team from the year before had been the Montreal Canadiens in the East Division. They would not disappoint their fans that were hoping for more success in 1968. The team pushed through the regular season with some impressive performances and ultimately managed to take home the East Division Championship in the regular season. Their record would finish at 46-19-11 on the season.

 

The Boston Bruins would not be far behind the Canadiens in the regular season. They worked hard and had the best offense in all of the NHL. They were the only team in the league that managed to score more than 300 goals on the season. They would finish with a solid 42-18-16 record on the season.

 

The 3rd place team in the division was the New York Rangers. They were not nearly as dominant as either of the top two teams, but they still managed to win 41 games on the season. While they were the 3rd best team in the East, they also had a record that was better than any team in the West Division. This season featured a true dominance from the Eastern side of the league. The Rangers would finish the season with a 41-26-9 record on the season.

 

The last team to qualify for the playoffs in the East Division was the Toronto Maple Leafs. They had a solid offense and defense and managed to win 35 games on the season. Their final record for the season would be 35-26-15.

 

The West Division was owned by the St. Louis Blues. They were dominant over all other teams in their division. They were actually the only team in the division to finish with a winning percentage that was over .500 on the season. The Oakland Seals would come in 2nd place, but only finished with 69 total points on the season. This was 19 points behind the Blues.

 

The Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings managed to take the last two playoff spots in the West. They would finish with records of 20-35-21 and 24-42-10.

 

As the playoffs started it was clear that the Canadiens and Blues were much better than the other teams in their division. Both teams swept their opponents in the first round and easily made it to the semi-finals. The Blues managed to again sweep their inferior competition in round two, making it to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Canadiens managed to easily take out the Bruins in six games to advance to play the Blues.

 

This was a rematch of the Stanley Cup the previous season and it yielded the same results. The Canadiens dominated the Blues once again with a 4-0 sweep in the Stanley Finals, winning another NHL Championship.

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1968 regular season in MLB

The 1968 MLB season would be the 68th season that the National and American Leagues played against each other in Major League Baseball. The league saw one change in location, the movement of the Athletics. The Athletics had been playing in Kansas City, but moved to Oakland. They now play in Oakland today as a result of this move.

 

The MLB started to see a few trends in the years leading up to 1968 and those trends really continued in this season. The strike zone had been expanded in previous years and the league started to see a lot more dominance from the pitchers in the league. The dominance became so great in this season that many people remember the season today as “The Year of the Pitcher.”

 

The best pitcher of the year was Bob Gibson. Bob Gibson was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and set a record for the lowest ERA in the history of Major League Baseball. He would finish the season with a 1.12 ERA. He would also lead the league in strikeouts for the Dodgers. The National League also saw a lot of success from Juan Marichal, pitcher for the Giants. He won 26 games for San Francisco on the season.

 

The American league pitching scene saw some tremendous numbers. The league leader in wins would be Denny McLain with a whopping 31 victories on the season. The ERA leader would be Luis Tiant for the Cleveland Indians. He would finish with a 1.60 ERA on the season. Sam McDowell struck out 283 batters as another stud pitcher for the Indians.

 

The Batting Average Title was won by Pete Rose in the National League. He finished with a .335 average on the season. Willie McCovey would lead the league in homeruns and RBI’s in the NL with 36 homers and 105 RBI’s.

 

The American League Batting Title was won by Carl Yastrzemski with a .301 average. Frank Howard led the league in homers with 44 and Ken Harrelson knocked in 109 runs to lead in RBI’s.

 

The Detroit Tigers led the way in wins and had the best record in all of baseball. They won 103 games on the season while only losing 59. They would lead their division by a vast margin, leaving the Orioles in 2nd place by 12 games at the end of the season. The Cleveland Indians would finish in 3rd place with a 86-75 record on the season. This would put them just .5 games above the Red Sox. The Yankees and Athletics would also finish with records above .500 for the season in the AL. The Yankees finished 83-79 on the season and the A’s finished 82-80.

 

The National League was dominated by the St. Louis Cardinals. Bob Gibson helped them a lot that year and they finished with a 97-65 record on the season. The Giants finished in a distant 2nd place with a  record of 88-74 on the year. The Cubs finished 3rd with a 84-78 record, finishing one game ahead of the Cincinnati Reds. The Braves would be the last team in the league to finish at or above .500 on the season with a 81-81 record.

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1968 season in the NFL

The 1968 season for the NFL would be the 49th season for the National Football League. This season featured some new alignment within the league. An agreement had been made in the previous season for the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints to switch divisions. The Saints would then be part of the Century Division and the Giants would be part of the Capitol Division.

 

The Eastern Conference of the league featured the Capitol and Century Divisions. The Western Conference featured the Coastal and Central Divisions. There were four teams in each division and each team played 14 games on the season.

 

The Cowboys were a dominant power in the Eastern Conference. They had an offense that was dominant over all other offenses in the NFL. They also had a defense that allowed fewer points than all but one team in the NFL. They managed to breeze through the regular season. The Cowboys would go 12-2 on the season, easily winning the Capitol Division. The other teams in the Capitol Division were the Giants, Redskins and Eagles. The Giants were the best of the other teams, winning 7 games on the season. The Redskins and Eagles struggled, winning 5 and 2 games respectively.

 

The Century division had quite a bit more parity than the Capitol Division. Two teams fought it out, trying to take home the division. The Browns and Cardinals were neck and neck down the stretch. In the end the Browns would take the division with a record of 10-4 on the season. The St. Louis Cardinals were just behind with a 9-4-1 record on the season. The remaining teams in the league didn’t offer much competition for the Cardinals and Browns. The New Orleans Saints only managed to win 4 games on the season and the Steelers won 2 games.

 

The Coastal Division featured the top two teams in the Western Conference. The Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams had the two best records in the Conference. While the Rams were a great team, they were not of the same caliber as the Colts. The Colts walked all over their opponents that season, winning 13 of 14 games. They had the 2nd best offense in the season and only allowed 144 points on defense. The Colts were absolutely dominant.

 

The Rams managed to come in 2nd, winning 10 games, losing 3 and tying 1. The Rams had a solid team that outscored their opponents by 112 points on the season. The 49ers were also a good team, going 7-6-1 on the season. They were overshadowed by the other teams in the division, however. The Falcons went 2-12 on the season and ended in the cellar of the Coastal Division.

 

The Central Division was won by the Minnesota Vikings. They barely beat out the Bears with a 8-6 record. The Bears would finish 7-7 on the season. The Packers weren’t far behind, going 6-7-1 on the season. The only team in the division that was out of contention was the Detroit Lions. They finished 4-8-2 on the season.

 

The Browns and the Colts would advance pas their opponents in the first round of the playoffs for a chance to play in the NFL Championship Game. The Colts were just too good in the end. They dominated the Browns 34-0, winning the NFL Championship. They would go on to play the Jets in the Super Bowl.

 

Despite being the heavy favorites, the Colts fell to the Jets by a score of 16-7.

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1968 season in the NBA

The 1968-69 season of the NBA was an exciting one, featuring new stars and up and coming teams, but in the end things ended in the same way that they always seemed to end.

 

One of the biggest changes in the NBA in that season was the dismantling of the 76ers. The 76ers were recently the NBA Champions and looked like a team that could challenge the Celtics and Lakers for the Championship for years to come. Before the season started their coach Alex Hannum decided to leave the NBA to coach in the NBA. He received a more lucrative deal and jumped ship. He was not the only part of their team that left. Wilt Chamberlain would demand a trade out of his hometown.

 

Chamberlain loved playing in Philly until he received a large amount of criticism for losing to the Celtics the year before. He decided that he could not stand playing there anymore without the support of his hometown. After demanding a trade the 76ers were able to work out a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Wilt Chamberlain would go to Los Angeles to join future Hall of Famers Jerry West and Elgin Baylor.

 

The NBA had never really seen a team with the star power that the Lakers had and many people assumed that they would walk through their opponents. As the season wore on it appeared that everyone’s suspicions were true. The Lakers would go on to finish atop the Western Division by a margin of 7 games with a 55-27 record. The Atlanta Hawks were the only team in the vicinity of the Lakers in the division, going 48-34 on the season. Only one other team in the entire division managed to finish at or above .500 on the season. The San Francisco Warriors would finish with a 41-41 record.

 

The Eastern Conference featured a new top dog.

The Baltimore Bullets leaped up the standings and took the honors of the best regular season record in the NBA. They finished with a 57-25 record on the season. The 76ers still managed to come in second in their division with 55 wins despite losing their two leaders. The Knicks would finish in 3rd place with a solid record of 54-28 on the season. The last team to make the playoffs in the division would be the Boston Celtics. They finished with just 48 wins and in 4th place in the division. Despite the fact that they did not have a great record, nobody was counting them out for the championship with their track record.

 

History began to repeat itself as the Lakers and the Celtics pushed through their opponents en route to the Finals. The Knicks and Hawks were both put out in the round leading up to the Finals, leaving the Lakers and Celtics to battle it out yet again.

 

While the Lakers now had someone to battle against Bill Russell, they were not able to overcome the Celtics. The series would go down to the wire, but the Celtics would take the NBA Championship with a 4 wins and 3 losses in the Finals.

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