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The 1985 season of the American League was the eighty-fifth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

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
Eastern Division
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
Western Division
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

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Greg Walker Chicago White Sox 163
At Bats Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins 691
Runs Scored Rickey Henderson New York Yankees 146
Hits Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 240
Doubles Don Mattingly New York Yankees 48
Triples Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals 21
Home Runs Darrell Evans Detroit Tigers 40
Total Bases Don Mattingly New York Yankees 370
Runs Batted In Don Mattingly New York Yankees 145
Stolen Bases Rickey Henderson New York Yankees 80
Caught Stealing Brett Butler Cleveland Indians 20
Walks Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox 114
Intentional Base-on-Balls George Brett Kansas City Royals 31
Hit by Pitch Don Baylor New York Yankees 24
Strikeouts Steve Balboni Kansas City Royals 166
Sacrifice Hits Bob Meacham New York Yankees 23
Sacrifice Flies Don Mattingly New York Yankees 15
Grounded into Double Plays Jim Rice Boston Red Sox 35
Batting Average Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 0.368
On-Base Percentage Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 0.450
Slugging Percentage George Brett Kansas City Royals 0.585
On-Base plus Slugging George Brett Kansas City Royals 1.021
On-Base plus Slugging Plus George Brett Kansas City Royals 178

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Ron Guidry New York Yankees 22
Losses Matt Young Seattle Mariners 19
Win-Loss Percentage Ron Guidry New York Yankees 0.786
Appearances Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 84
Games Started Bert Blyleven
Chris Codiroli
Mike Smithson
Cleveland Indians/Minnesota Twins
Oakland Athletics
Minnesota Twins
37
Complete Games Bert Blyleven Cleveland Indians/Minnesota Twins 24
Shutouts Bert Blyleven Cleveland Indians/Minnesota Twins 5
Games Finished Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 76
Saves Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 37
Innings Pitched Bert Blyleven Cleveland Indians/Minnesota Twins 293.2
Batters Faced Bert Blyleven Cleveland Indians/Minnesota Twins 1203
Hits Allowed Oil Can Boyd Boston Red Sox 273
Home Runs Allowed Danny Darwin
Scott McGregor
Milwaukee Brewers
Baltimore Orioles
34
Base-on-Balls Allowed Phil Niekro New York Yankees 120
Intentional Base-on-Balls Bill Scherrer Detroit Tigers 13
Hit Batsmen Mike Smithson Minnesota Twins 15
Strikeouts Bert Blyleven Cleveland Indians/Minnesota Twins 206
Wild Pitches Jack Morris Detroit Tigers 15
Balks Bruce Hurst Boston Red Sox 4
Runs Allowed Frank Viola Minnesota Twins 136
Earned Runs Allowed Mike Smithson Minnesota Twins 124
Earned Run Average Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 2.48
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Bret Saberhagen Kansas City Royals 1.058

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the fifty-sixth midsummer classic at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, July 16, 1985 by a score of 6 to 1. The league's manager was Sparky Anderson.

[edit] Postseason

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.

In the World Series, the American League champion Kansas City Royals defeated the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

Position Player Team
P Ron Guidry New York Yankees
C Lance Parrish Detroit Tigers
1B Don Mattingly New York Yankees
2B Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers
3B George Brett Kansas City Royals
SS Alfredo Griffin Oakland Athletics
OF Gary Pettis California Angels
Dave Winfield New York Yankees
Dwayne Murphy Oakland Athletics
Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox

[edit] 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.

Position Player Team
C Carlton Fisk Chicago White Sox
1B Don Mattingly New York Yankees
2B Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers
3B George Brett Kansas City Royals
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles
OF George Bell Toronto Blue Jays
Rickey Henderson New York Yankees
Dave Winfield New York Yankees
DH Don Baylor New York Yankees

[edit] 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.

[edit] Notable events

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