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1987 American Association season

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The 1987 American Association season was the 80th in the league's history, and ended with the Indianapolis Indians winning their second straight league championship.

The league went back to a single-division setup with a four-team playoff format.

Contents

[edit] Final standings

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Denver Zephyrs 79 61 .564 -- Terry Bevington Milwaukee Brewers
Louisville Redbirds 78 62 .557 1 Mike Jorgensen St. Louis Cardinals
Indianapolis Indians 74 64 .536 4 Joe Sparks Montreal Expos
Oklahoma City 89ers 69 71 .493 10 Toby Harrah Texas Rangers
Buffalo Bisons 66 74 .471 13 Orlando Gomez/Steve Swisher Cleveland Indians
Iowa Cubs 64 74 .464 14 Larry Cox Chicago Cubs
Omaha Royals 64 76 .457 15 John Wathan/Frank Funk Kansas City Royals
Nashville Sounds 64 76 .457 15 Jack Lind Cincinnati Reds

[edit] Playoffs

  First Round Championship Finals
                 
1  Denver Zephyrs 3  
4  Oklahoma City 89ers 2  
    1  Denver Zephyrs 1
  3  Indianapolis Indians 4
2  Louisville Redbirds 2
3  Indianapolis Indians 3  

[edit] First Round

Denver vs. Oklahoma City
Date Away Home
September 4 Denver 6 Oklahoma City 5
September 5 Denver 5 Oklahoma City 7
September 6 Oklahoma City 6 Denver 8
September 7 Oklahoma City 3 Denver 2
September 8 Oklahoma City 4 Denver 8
Denver wins series 3-2
Louisville vs. Indianapolis
Date Away Home
September 4 Louisville 2 Indianapolis 4
September 5 Louisville 0 Indianapolis 1
September 6 Indianapolis 2 Louisville 7
September 7 Indianapolis 5 Louisville 6
September 8 Indianapolis 5 Louisville 2
Indianapolis wins series 3-2

[edit] Championship Finals

Denver vs. Indianapolis
Date Away Home
September 9 Indianapolis 1 Denver 2
September 10 Indianapolis 4 Denver 2
September 11 Indianapolis 14 Denver 4
September 12 Denver 1 Indianapolis 5
September 13 Denver 5 Indianapolis 10
Indianapolis wins series 4-1

[edit] League Leaders

[edit] Batting

[edit] Pitching

[edit] All-Star Team

[edit] References

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. W. Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, editors. Baseball America, 1993.

1988 Baseball Almanac

[edit] External Links

1987 AA - The Baseball Cube

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