I was interested to see what the team OBP's were for different championship teams in the last several years, and when I checked the 1990 Reds, the team OBP was .322, which was significantly lower than most others. Most ran between .330 to .348.
It wasn't a team with a ton of power, nor did they get on base at a good percentage. What role did the offense play in the team winning a championship? Was the bullpen and rotation so incredibly good that it overcame a weak offense, or did the offense do its part despite the weak statistical numbers?
I'm 23 so I don't recall 1990, so I was wondering what made that offense go. How did it turn into a championship offense?