1985 Cleveland Indians Season
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1985 Cleveland Indians Season

1985 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Estate of F.J. "Steve" O'Neill
General manager(s)Phil Seghi, Joe Klein
Manager(s)Pat Corrales
Local televisionWUAB
Local radioWWWE
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Offseason

  • October 15, 1984: Jamie Quirk was released by the Indians.[1]
  • October 15, 1984: Broderick Perkins was released by the Indians.[2]
  • January 7, 1985: Butch Benton was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[3]
  • January 9, 1985: Dave Von Ohlen was signed as a free agent by the Indians.[4]
  • March 22, 1985: Jerry Ujdur was released by the Indians.[5]

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 99 62 0.615 -- 54-26 45-36
New York Yankees 97 64 0.602 2 58-22 39-42
Detroit Tigers 84 77 0.522 15 44-37 40-40
Baltimore Orioles 83 78 0.516 16 45-36 38-42
Boston Red Sox 81 81 0.500 18½ 43-37 38-44
Milwaukee Brewers 71 90 0.441 28 40-40 31-50
Cleveland Indians 60 102 0.370 39½ 38-43 22-59

Record vs. opponents

1985 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore -- 5-8 7-5 8-4 8-5 6-7 6-6 9-4 6-6 1-12 7-5 6-6 10-2 4-8
Boston 8-5 -- 5-7 4-8-1 8-5 6-7 5-7 5-8 7-5 5-8 8-4 6-6 5-7 9-4
California 5-7 7-5 -- 8-5 8-4 8-4 4-9 9-3 9-4 3-9 6-7 9-4 9-4 5-7
Chicago 4-8 8-4-1 5-8 -- 10-2 6-6 5-8 5-7 6-7 6-6 8-5 9-4 10-3 3-9
Cleveland 5-8 5-8 4-8 2-10 -- 5-8 2-10 7-6 4-8 6-7 3-9 6-6 7-5 4-9
Detroit 7-6 7-6 4-8 6-6 8-5 -- 5-7 9-4 3-9 9-3 8-4 5-7 7-5 6-7
Kansas City 6-6 7-5 9-4 8-5 10-2 7-5 -- 8-4 7-6 5-7 8-5 3-10 6-7 7-5
Milwaukee 4-9 8-5 3-9 7-5 6-7 4-9 4-8 -- 9-3 7-6 3-9 4-8 8-3 4-9
Minnesota 6-6 5-7 4-9 7-6 8-4 9-3 6-7 3-9 -- 3-9 8-5 6-7 8-5 4-8
New York 12-1 8-5 9-3 6-6 7-6 3-9 7-5 6-7 9-3 -- 7-5 9-3 8-4 6-7
Oakland 5-7 4-8 7-6 5-8 9-3 4-8 5-8 9-3 5-8 5-7 -- 8-5 6-7 5-7
Seattle 6-6 6-6 4-9 4-9 6-6 7-5 10-3 8-4 7-6 3-9 5-8 -- 6-7 2-10
Texas 2-10 7-5 4-9 3-10 5-7 5-7 7-6 3-8 5-8 4-8 7-6 7-6 -- 3-9
Toronto 8-4 4-9 7-5 9-3 9-4 7-6 5-7 9-4 8-4 7-6 7-5 10-2 9-3 --


Notable transactions

Draft picks

  • The Cleveland Indians drafted pitcher Mike Poehl with the ninth overall pick in the 1985 Draft.[14]

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Benny Ayala 46 76 10 19 7 0 2 15 .250 0
Chris Bando 73 173 11 24 4 1 0 13 .139 0
Butch Benton 31 67 5 12 4 0 0 7 .179 0
Tony Bernazard 153 500 73 137 26 3 11 59 .274 17
Brett Butler 152 591 106 184 28 14 5 50 .311 47
Joe Carter 143 489 64 128 27 0 15 59 .262 24
Carmen Castillo 67 184 27 45 5 1 11 25 .245 3
Mike Fischlin 73 60 12 12 4 1 0 2 .200 0
Julio Franco 160 636 97 183 33 4 6 90 .288 13
Mel Hall 23 66 7 21 6 0 0 12 .318 0
Mike Hargrove 107 284 31 81 14 1 1 27 .285 1
Brook Jacoby 161 606 72 166 26 3 20 87 .274 2
Johnnie LeMaster 11 20 0 3 0 0 0 2 .150 0
Otis Nixon 104 162 34 38 4 0 3 9 .235 20
Pat Tabler 117 404 47 111 18 3 5 59 .275 0
Andre Thornton 124 461 49 109 13 0 22 88 .236 3
George Vukovich 149 434 43 106 22 0 8 45 .244 2
Jerry Willard 104 300 39 81 13 0 7 36 .270 0
Jim Wilson 4 14 2 5 0 0 0 4 .357 0
Totals 162 5527 729 1465 254 31 116 689 .265 132

Pitching

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Jeff Barkley 0 3 5.27 21 0 1 41.0 26 24 15 30
Rick Behenna 0 2 7.78 4 4 0 19.2 17 17 8 4
Bert Blyleven 9 11 3.26 23 23 0 179.2 76 65 49 129
Ernie Camacho 0 1 8.10 2 0 0 3.1 3 3 1 2
Bryan Clark 3 4 6.32 31 3 2 62.2 47 44 34 24
Keith Creel 2 5 4.79 15 8 0 62.0 35 33 23 31
Jamie Easterly 4 1 3.92 50 7 0 98.2 52 43 53 58
Neal Heaton 9 17 4.90 36 33 0 207.2 119 113 80 82
Mike Jeffcoat 0 0 2.79 9 0 0 9.2 5 3 6 4
Jerry Reed 3 5 4.11 33 5 8 72.1 41 33 19 37
Jose Roman 0 4 6.61 5 3 0 16.1 17 12 14 12
Ramon Romero 2 3 6.58 19 10 0 64.1 48 47 38 38
Vern Ruhle 2 10 4.32 42 16 3 125.0 65 60 30 54
Don Schulze 4 10 6.01 19 18 0 94.1 75 63 19 37
Roy Smith 1 4 5.34 12 11 0 62.1 40 37 17 28
Rich Thompson 3 8 6.30 57 0 5 80.0 63 56 48 30
Dave Von Ohlen 3 2 2.91 26 0 0 43.1 20 14 20 12
Tom Waddell 8 6 4.87 49 9 9 112.2 61 61 39 53
Curt Wardle 7 6 6.68 15 12 0 66.0 51 49 34 37
Totals 60 102 4.91 162 162 28 1421.0 861 776 547 702

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

References

  1. ^ Jamie Quirk at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Broderick Perkins at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bentobu01.shtml
  4. ^ Dave Von Ohlen at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jerry Ujdur at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Doug Jones at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Benny Ayala at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Geno Petralli at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Diaz, Roberto (May 7, 1985). "Looking for improved fielding at shortstop, the Cleveland Indians..." United Press International. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ James, Bill (1986). The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1986. Ballantine Books. p. 154.
  11. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lemasjo01.shtml
  12. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bailesc01.shtml
  13. ^ Bert Blyleven at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Sports Illustrated, August 2, 2010, Where are they Now?, p.84, Published by Time Inc.

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