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The 1985 season of the National League was the one hundred tenth 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 St. Louis Cardinals 162 101 61 0 .623 -.- 747 (4.61) 572 (3.53) 0.264 0.336 0.379 3.10 0.983
2 New York Mets 162 98 64 0 .605 3.0 695 (4.29) 568 (3.51) 0.257 0.323 0.385 3.11 0.982
3 Montreal Expos 161 84 77 0 .522 16.5 633 (3.93) 636 (3.95) 0.247 0.310 0.375 3.55 0.981
4 Chicago Cubs 162 77 84 1 .475 23.5 686 (4.23) 729 (4.50) 0.254 0.324 0.390 4.16 0.979
5 Philadelphia Phillies 162 75 87 0 .463 26.0 667 (4.12) 673 (4.15) 0.245 0.311 0.383 3.68 0.978
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 161 57 104 0 .354 43.5 568 (3.53) 708 (4.40) 0.247 0.312 0.347 3.97 0.979
Western Division
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 682 (4.21) 579 (3.57) 0.261 0.327 0.382 2.96 0.974
2 Cincinnati Reds 162 89 72 1 .549 5.5 677 (4.18) 666 (4.11) 0.255 0.326 0.376 3.71 0.980
3 San Diego Padres 162 83 79 0 .512 12.0 650 (4.01) 622 (3.84) 0.255 0.319 0.368 3.40 0.980
4 Houston Astros 162 83 79 0 .512 12.0 706 (4.36) 691 (4.27) 0.261 0.319 0.388 3.66 0.976
5 Atlanta Braves 162 66 96 0 .407 29.0 632 (3.90) 781 (4.82) 0.246 0.315 0.363 4.19 0.976
6 San Francisco Giants 162 62 100 0 .383 33.0 556 (3.43) 674 (4.16) 0.233 0.296 0.348 3.61 0.977

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Steve Garvey
Dale Murphy
San Diego Padres
Atlanta Braves
162
At Bats Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies 663
Runs Scored Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves 118
Hits Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals 216
Doubles Dave Parker Cincinnati Reds 42
Triples Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals 18
Home Runs Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves 37
Total Bases Dave Parker Cincinnati Reds 350
Runs Batted In Dave Parker Cincinnati Reds 125
Stolen Bases Vince Coleman St. Louis Cardinals 110
Caught Stealing Vince Coleman St. Louis Cardinals 25
Walks Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves 90
Intentional Base-on-Balls Leon Durham
Dave Parker
Garry Templeton
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
San Diego Padres
24
Hit by Pitch Chris Brown San Francisco Giants 11
Strikeouts Dale Murphy
Juan Samuel
Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
141
Sacrifice Hits Wally Backman
Nolan Ryan
New York Mets
Houston Astros
14
Sacrifice Flies Tom Herr St. Louis Cardinals 13
Grounded into Double Plays Dave Parker Cincinnati Reds 26
Batting Average Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals 0.353
On-Base Percentage Pedro Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers 0.422
Slugging Percentage Pedro Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers 0.577
On-Base plus Slugging Pedro Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers 0.999
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Pedro Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers 181

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Dwight Gooden New York Mets 24
Losses Jose DeLeon Pittsburgh Pirates 19
Win-Loss Percentage Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers 0.864
Appearances Tim Burke Montreal Expos 78
Games Started Rick Mahler Atlanta Braves 39
Complete Games Dwight Gooden New York Mets 16
Shutouts John Tudor St. Louis Cardinals 10
Games Finished Lee Smith Chicago Cubs 57
Saves Jeff Reardon Montreal Expos 41
Innings Pitched Dwight Gooden New York Mets 276.2
Batters Faced Joaquin Andujar St. Louis Cardinals 1127
Hits Allowed Rick Mahler Atlanta Braves 272
Home Runs Allowed Mario Soto Cincinnati Reds 30
Base-on-Balls Allowed Ron Darling New York Mets 114
Intentional Base-on-Balls Greg Minton San Francisco Giants 18
Hit Batsmen Joaquin Andujar St. Louis Cardinals 11
Strikeouts Dwight Gooden New York Mets 268
Wild Pitches Joe Niekro Houston Astros/New York Yankees 21
Balks Bert Roberge Montreal Expos 5
Runs Allowed Bob Knepper
Rick Rhoden
Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates
119
Earned Runs Allowed Rick Rhoden Pittsburgh Pirates 106
Earned Run Average Dwight Gooden New York Mets 1.53
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
John Tudor St. Louis Cardinals 0.938

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won 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 Dick Williams.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured St. Louis Cardinals, the Eastern Division winner, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Western Division winner. The Cardinals defeated the Dodgers, 4 games to 2.

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Willie McGee, an outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 280 out of a possible 336 points and 14 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets. In the award's voting, he had 120 out of a possible 120 points and 24 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Vince Coleman, an outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 120 out of a possible 120 points and 24 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 Rick Reuschel Pittsburgh Pirates
C Tony Peña Pittsburgh Pirates
1B Keith Hernandez New York Mets
2B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
3B Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals
SS Tim Wallach Montréal Expos
OF Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals
Andre Dawson Montréal Expos
Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves

[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 Gary Carter New York Mets
1B Jack Clark St. Louis Cardinals
2B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
3B Tim Wallach Montreal Expos
SS Hubie Brooks Montreal Expos
OF Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals
Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves
Dave Parker Cincinnati Reds
P Rick Rhoden Pittsburgh Pirates

[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 National League's Houston Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox of the American League by a score of 5 to 3 in 10 innings.

[edit] Notable events

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