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The 1987 season of the National League was the one hundred twelfth 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 95 67 0 .586 -.- 798 (4.93) 693 (4.28) 0.263 0.341 0.378 3.91 0.982
2 New York Mets 162 92 70 0 .568 3.0 823 (5.08) 698 (4.31) 0.268 0.338 0.434 3.84 0.978
3 Montreal Expos 162 91 71 0 .562 4.0 741 (4.57) 720 (4.44) 0.265 0.326 0.401 3.92 0.976
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 80 82 0 .494 15.0 723 (4.46) 744 (4.59) 0.264 0.329 0.403 4.20 0.980
5 Philadelphia Phillies 162 80 82 0 .494 15.0 702 (4.33) 749 (4.62) 0.254 0.326 0.410 4.18 0.980
6 Chicago Cubs 161 76 85 0 .472 18.5 720 (4.47) 801 (4.98) 0.264 0.325 0.432 4.55 0.979
Western Division
1 San Francisco Giants 162 90 72 0 .556 -.- 783 (4.83) 669 (4.13) 0.260 0.322 0.430 3.68 0.980
2 Cincinnati Reds 162 84 78 0 .519 6.0 783 (4.83) 752 (4.64) 0.266 0.328 0.427 4.24 0.979
3 Houston Astros 162 76 86 0 .469 14.0 648 (4.00) 678 (4.19) 0.253 0.318 0.373 3.84 0.981
4 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 73 89 0 .451 17.0 635 (3.92) 675 (4.17) 0.252 0.308 0.371 3.72 0.975
5 Atlanta Braves 161 69 92 0 .429 20.5 747 (4.64) 829 (5.15) 0.258 0.336 0.403 4.63 0.982
6 San Diego Padres 162 65 97 0 .401 25.0 668 (4.12) 763 (4.71) 0.260 0.331 0.378 4.27 0.976

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Bill Doran Houston Astros 162
At Bats Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies 655
Runs Scored Tim Raines Montreal Expos 123
Hits Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres 218
Doubles Tim Wallach Montreal Expos 42
Triples Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies 15
Home Runs Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs 49
Total Bases Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs 353
Runs Batted In Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs 137
Stolen Bases Vince Coleman St. Louis Cardinals 109
Caught Stealing Vince Coleman St. Louis Cardinals 22
Walks Jack Clark St. Louis Cardinals 136
Intentional Base-on-Balls Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves 29
Hit by Pitch Andres Galarraga Montreal Expos 10
Strikeouts Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies 162
Sacrifice Hits Zane Smith Atlanta Braves 14
Sacrifice Flies Tom Herr St. Louis Cardinals 12
Grounded into Double Plays Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals 24
Batting Average Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres 0.370
On-Base Percentage Jack Clark St. Louis Cardinals 0.459
Slugging Percentage Jack Clark St. Louis Cardinals 0.597
On-Base plus Slugging Jack Clark St. Louis Cardinals 1.056
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Jack Clark St. Louis Cardinals 176

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Rick Sutcliffe Chicago Cubs 18
Losses Bob Knepper Houston Astros 17
Win-Loss Percentage Rick Aguilera New York Mets 0.786
Appearances Kent Tekulve Philadelphia Phillies 90
Games Started Shane Rawley
Mike Scott
Zane Smith
Philadelphia Phillies
Houston Astros
Atlanta Braves
36
Complete Games Rick Reuschel
Fernando Valenzuela
Pittsburgh Pirates/San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
12
Shutouts Rick Reuschel
Bob Welch
Pittsburgh Pirates/San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
4
Games Finished John Franco Cincinnati Reds 60
Saves Steve Bedrosian Philadelphia Phillies 40
Innings Pitched Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers 264.2
Batters Faced Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 1116
Hits Allowed Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 254
Home Runs Allowed Ed Whitson San Diego Padres 36
Base-on-Balls Allowed Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 124
Intentional Base-on-Balls Rick Sutcliffe Chicago Cubs 14
Hit Batsmen Kevin Gross
Joe Magrane
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
10
Strikeouts Nolan Ryan Houston Astros 270
Wild Pitches Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 14
Balks Mike Jackson
Les Lancaster
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
8
Runs Allowed Zane Smith Atlanta Braves 130
Earned Runs Allowed Jamie Moyer Chicago Cubs 114
Earned Run Average Nolan Ryan Houston Astros 2.76
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Rick Reuschel Pittsburgh Pirates/San Francisco Giants 1.097

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the fifty-eighth midsummer classic at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA on Tuesday, July 14, 1987 by a score of 2 to 0 in 13 innings. The league's manager was Davey Johnson.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured St. Louis Cardinals, the Eastern Division winner, and the San Francisco Giants, the Western Division winner. The Cardinals defeated the Giants, 4 games to 3.

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Andre Dawson, an outfielder with the Chicago Cubs. In the award's voting, he had 269 out of a possible 336 points and 11 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Steve Bedrosian of the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 57 out of a possible 120 points and 9 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Benito Santiago, a catcher with the San Diego Padres. 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/San Francisco Giants
C Mike LaValliere Pittsburgh Pirates
1B Keith Hernandez New York Mets
2B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
3B Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals
SS Terry Pendleton St. Louis Cardinals
OF Eric Davis Cincinnati Reds
Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs
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 Benito Santiago San Diego Padres
1B Jack Clark St. Louis Cardinals
2B Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies
3B Tim Wallach Montreal Expos
SS Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals
OF Eric Davis Cincinnati Reds
Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres
P Bob Forsch St. Louis Cardinals

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 27 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Atlanta Braves lost to the New York Yankees of the American League by a score of 3 to 0.

[edit] Notable events

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