1985 American League
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|1985 American League|
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 Season summary
- Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||Toronto Blue Jays||161||99||62||0||.615||-.-||759 (4.71)||588 (3.65)||0.269||0.330||0.425||3.31||0.980|
|2||New York Yankees||161||97||64||0||.602||2.0||839 (5.21)||660 (4.10)||0.267||0.342||0.425||3.69||0.979|
|3||Detroit Tigers||161||84||77||0||.522||15.0||729 (4.53)||688 (4.27)||0.253||0.318||0.424||3.78||0.977|
|4||Baltimore Orioles||161||83||78||0||.516||16.0||818 (5.08)||764 (4.75)||0.263||0.336||0.430||4.38||0.980|
|5||Boston Red Sox||163||81||81||1||.497||18.5||800 (4.91)||720 (4.42)||0.282||0.347||0.429||4.06||0.977|
|6||Milwaukee Brewers||161||71||90||0||.441||28.0||690 (4.29)||802 (4.98)||0.263||0.320||0.379||4.39||0.977|
|7||Cleveland Indians||162||60||102||0||.370||39.5||729 (4.50)||861 (5.31)||0.265||0.325||0.385||4.91||0.977|
|1||Kansas City Royals||162||91||71||0||.562||-.-||687 (4.24)||639 (3.94)||0.252||0.311||0.401||3.49||0.980|
|2||California Angels||162||90||72||0||.556||1.0||732 (4.52)||703 (4.34)||0.251||0.330||0.386||3.91||0.982|
|3||Chicago White Sox||163||85||77||1||.521||6.0||736 (4.52)||720 (4.42)||0.253||0.313||0.392||4.07||0.982|
|4||Minnesota Twins||162||77||85||0||.475||14.0||705 (4.35)||782 (4.83)||0.264||0.325||0.407||4.48||0.980|
|5||Oakland Athletics||162||77||85||0||.475||14.0||757 (4.67)||787 (4.86)||0.264||0.326||0.401||4.41||0.977|
|6||Seattle Mariners||162||74||88||0||.457||17.0||719 (4.44)||818 (5.05)||0.255||0.324||0.412||4.68||0.980|
|7||Texas Rangers||161||62||99||0||.385||28.5||617 (3.83)||785 (4.88)||0.253||0.321||0.381||4.56||0.980|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The American League Championship Series, featured Toronto Blue Jays, the Eastern Division winner, and the Kansas City Royals, the Western Division winner. The Royals defeated the Blue Jays, 4 games to 3.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Don Mattingly, a first baseman with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 367 out of a possible 392 points and 23 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Bret Saberhagen of the Kansas City Royals. In the award's voting, he had 127 out of a possible 140 points and 23 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Ozzie Guillen, a shortstop with the Chicago White Sox. In the award's voting, he had 101 out of a possible 140 points and 16 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Silver Sluggers
The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The forty-second annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 29 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Boston Red Sox lost to the Houston Astros of the National League by a score of 5 to 3 in 10 innings.
 Notable events
- Larry Barnett
- Nick Bremigan
- Joe Brinkman
- Al Clark
- Drew Coble
- Terry Cooney
- Derryl Cousins
- Don Denkinger
- Jim Evans
- Dale Ford