1985 MLB Season
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1985 MLB Season

1985 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 8 - October 27, 1985
Number of games162
Number of teams26
TV partner(s)ABC, NBC
Draft
Top draft pickB. J. Surhoff
Picked byMilwaukee Brewers
Regular season
Season MVPNL: Willie McGee (STL)
AL: Don Mattingly (NYY)
League postseason
AL championsKansas City Royals
  AL runners-upToronto Blue Jays
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-upLos Angeles Dodgers
World Series
ChampionsKansas City Royals
  Runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series MVPBret Saberhagen (KC)
MLB seasons

The 1985 Major League Baseball season ended with the Kansas City Royals defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh game of the I-70 World Series. Bret Saberhagen, the regular season Cy Young Award winner, was named MVP of the Series. The National League won the All-Star Game for the second straight year.

The League Championship Series playoffs were expanded to a best-of-seven format beginning this year,[1] and both leagues ended up settling their pennant winners in more than five games, with the Royals beating the Toronto Blue Jays in seven games, and the Cardinals beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                 
East Toronto 3  
West Kansas City 4  
    AL Kansas City 4
  NL St. Louis 3
East St. Louis 4
West Los Angeles 2  

Managers

The Oakland Athletics hosting a game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 1985.

American League

National League

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

All-Star game

Milestones

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game Est. Payroll
Los Angeles Dodgers[6] 95 20.3% 3,264,593 4.1% 40,304 $10,967,917
New York Mets[7] 98 8.9% 2,761,601 49.9% 34,094 $10,834,762
St. Louis Cardinals[8] 101 20.2% 2,637,563 29.5% 32,563 $11,817,083
California Angels[9] 90 11.1% 2,567,427 6.8% 32,499 $14,427,894
Toronto Blue Jays[10] 99 11.2% 2,468,925 17.0% 30,862 $9,329,217
Detroit Tigers[11] 84 -19.2% 2,286,609 -15.5% 28,230 $10,348,143
New York Yankees[12] 97 11.5% 2,214,587 21.6% 27,682 $14,238,204
San Diego Padres[13] 83 -9.8% 2,210,352 11.4% 27,288 $11,191,583
Kansas City Royals[14] 91 8.3% 2,162,717 19.5% 26,375 $10,565,346
Chicago Cubs[15] 77 -19.8% 2,161,534 2.6% 26,686 $12,702,917
Baltimore Orioles[16] 83 -2.4% 2,132,387 4.2% 26,326 $12,085,712
Cincinnati Reds[17] 89 27.1% 1,834,619 43.8% 22,650 $8,359,917
Philadelphia Phillies[18] 75 -7.4% 1,830,350 -11.3% 22,597 $10,644,966
Boston Red Sox[19] 81 -5.8% 1,786,633 7.5% 22,057 $10,897,560
Chicago White Sox[20] 85 14.9% 1,669,888 -21.9% 20,616 $9,846,178
Minnesota Twins[21] 77 -4.9% 1,651,814 3.3% 19,664 $5,764,821
Montreal Expos[22] 84 7.7% 1,502,494 -6.5% 18,549 $9,470,166
Milwaukee Brewers[23] 71 6.0% 1,360,265 -15.4% 17,003 $11,284,107
Atlanta Braves[24] 66 -17.5% 1,350,137 -21.7% 16,668 $14,807,000
Oakland Athletics[25] 77 0.0% 1,334,599 -1.4% 16,894 $9,058,606
Houston Astros[26] 83 3.8% 1,184,314 -3.7% 14,621 $9,993,051
Seattle Mariners[27] 74 0.0% 1,128,696 29.7% 13,599 $4,613,000
Texas Rangers[28] 62 -10.1% 1,112,497 0.9% 13,906 $7,676,500
San Francisco Giants[29] 62 -6.1% 818,697 -18.3% 10,107 $8,221,714
Pittsburgh Pirates[30] 57 -24.0% 735,900 -4.9% 9,199 $9,267,500
Cleveland Indians[31] 60 -20.0% 655,181 -10.7% 8,089 $6,551,666

Television coverage

References

  1. ^ ABC replaced Howard Cosell with Tim McCarver in the booth alongside Al Michaels and Jim Palmer for the 1985 World Series due to the controversy surrounding Cosell's book, I Never Played the Game.
  1. ^ "League playoffs expand to seven games". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). staff and wire reports. April 4, 1985. p. C2.
  2. ^ "AL is kept at arm's length". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Knight-Ridder. July 17, 1985. p. C1.
  3. ^ a b "Carew, Seaver have a Super Sunday". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. August 5, 1985. p. C1.
  4. ^ Richmond, Peter (September 12, 1985). "Rose finally breaks the Ty". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Cincinnati Herald). p. C1.
  5. ^ "Niekro blanks Jays for 300th". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 7, 1985. p. C1.
  6. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "New York Mets Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Los Angeles Angels Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "San Diego Padres Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Kansas City Royals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ "Washington Nationals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  23. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  24. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  25. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  26. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  27. ^ "Seattle Mariners Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  28. ^ "Texas Rangers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  29. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  30. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  31. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.

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