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The 1986 season of the National League was the one hundred eleventh 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 New York Mets 162 108 54 0 .667 -.- 783 (4.83) 578 (3.57) 0.263 0.338 0.401 3.11 0.978
2 Philadelphia Phillies 161 86 75 0 .534 21.5 739 (4.59) 713 (4.43) 0.253 0.325 0.400 3.85 0.978
3 St. Louis Cardinals 161 79 82 0 .491 28.5 601 (3.73) 611 (3.80) 0.236 0.309 0.327 3.37 0.981
4 Montreal Expos 161 78 83 0 .484 29.5 637 (3.96) 688 (4.27) 0.254 0.321 0.379 3.78 0.979
5 Chicago Cubs 160 70 90 0 .438 37.0 680 (4.25) 781 (4.88) 0.256 0.319 0.398 4.49 0.980
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 64 98 0 .395 44.0 663 (4.09) 700 (4.32) 0.250 0.321 0.374 3.90 0.978
Western Division
1 Houston Astros 162 96 66 0 .593 -.- 654 (4.04) 569 (3.51) 0.255 0.322 0.381 3.15 0.978
2 Cincinnati Reds 162 86 76 0 .531 10.0 732 (4.52) 717 (4.43) 0.254 0.325 0.387 3.91 0.978
3 San Francisco Giants 162 83 79 0 .512 13.0 698 (4.31) 618 (3.81) 0.253 0.320 0.375 3.33 0.977
4 San Diego Padres 162 74 88 0 .457 22.0 656 (4.05) 723 (4.46) 0.261 0.321 0.388 3.99 0.978
5 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 73 89 0 .451 23.0 638 (3.94) 679 (4.19) 0.251 0.311 0.370 3.76 0.972
6 Atlanta Braves 161 72 89 0 .447 23.5 615 (3.82) 719 (4.47) 0.250 0.318 0.381 3.97 0.978

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dave Parker Cincinnati Reds 162
At Bats Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres 642
Runs Scored Tony Gwynn
Von Hayes
San Diego Padres
Philadelphia Phillies
107
Hits Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres 211
Doubles Von Hayes Philadelphia Phillies 46
Triples Mitch Webster Montreal Expos 13
Home Runs Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 37
Total Bases Dave Parker Cincinnati Reds 304
Runs Batted In Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 119
Stolen Bases Vince Coleman St. Louis Cardinals 107
Caught Stealing Bill Doran Houston Astros 19
Walks Keith Hernandez New York Mets 94
Intentional Base-on-Balls Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 25
Hit by Pitch Tim Wallach Montreal Expos 10
Strikeouts Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies 142
Sacrifice Hits Robby Thompson San Francisco Giants 18
Sacrifice Flies Gary Carter New York Mets 15
Grounded into Double Plays Gary Carter
Tony Pena
Johnny Ray
New York Mets
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
21
Batting Average Tim Raines Montreal Expos 0.334
On-Base Percentage Tim Raines Montreal Expos 0.413
Slugging Percentage Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 0.547
On-Base plus Slugging Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 0.937
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 152

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 21
Losses Rick Mahler Atlanta Braves 18
Win-Loss Percentage Bob Ojeda New York Mets 0.783
Appearances Craig Lefferts San Diego Padres 83
Games Started Tom Browning
Rick Mahler
Cincinnati Reds
Atlanta Braves
39
Complete Games Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 20
Shutouts Bob Knepper
Mike Scott
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
5
Games Finished Todd Worrell St. Louis Cardinals 60
Saves Todd Worrell St. Louis Cardinals 36
Innings Pitched Mike Scott Houston Astros 275.1
Batters Faced Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 1102
Hits Allowed Rick Mahler Atlanta Braves 283
Home Runs Allowed Kevin Gross Philadelphia Phillies 28
Base-on-Balls Allowed Floyd Youmans Montreal Expos 118
Intentional Base-on-Balls Todd Worrell St. Louis Cardinals 16
Hit Batsmen Kevin Gross
Rick Reuschel
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
8
Strikeouts Mike Scott Houston Astros 306
Wild Pitches Nolan Ryan Houston Astros 15
Balks Jim Deshaies Houston Astros 7
Runs Allowed Rick Mahler Atlanta Braves 139
Earned Runs Allowed Rick Mahler Atlanta Braves 129
Earned Run Average Mike Scott Houston Astros 2.22
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Mike Scott Houston Astros 0.923

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the fifty-seventh midsummer classic at Astrodome in Houston, TX on Tuesday, July 15, 1986 by a score of 3 to 2. The league's manager was Whitey Herzog.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured New York Mets, the Eastern Division winner, and the Houston Astros, the Western Division winner. The Mets defeated the Astros, 4 games to 2.

In the World Series, the National League champion New York Mets defeated the American League's Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Mike Schmidt, a third baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 287 out of a possible 336 points and 15 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Mike Scott of the Houston Astros. In the award's voting, he had 98 out of a possible 120 points and 15 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Todd Worrell, a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 118 out of a possible 120 points and 23 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 Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers
C Jody Davis Chicago Cubs
1B Keith Hernandez New York Mets
2B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
3B Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals
SS Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
OF Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves
Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres

[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 Glenn Davis Houston Astros
2B Steve Sax Los Angeles Dodgers
3B Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
SS Hubie Brooks Montreal Expos
OF Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres
Dave Parker Cincinnati Reds
Tim Raines Montreal Expos
P Rick Rhoden Pittsburgh Pirates

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-third annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 4 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game did not feature a National League Team.

[edit] Notable events

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