1986 National League
|1986 in baseball|
|1986 National League|
|Cuban National League|
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The 1986 season of the National League was the one hundred eleventh season of the league.
- 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|
|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|
|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|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Player of the Month Award
- April: Johnny Ray, Pittsburgh Pirates
- May: Hubie Brooks, Montréal Expos
- June: Kevin Bass, Houston Astros
- July: Eric Davis, Cincinnati Reds
- August: Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves
- September: Steve Sax, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- April: Dwight Gooden, New York Mets
- May: Jeff Reardon, Montréal Expos
- June: Rick Rhoden, Pittsburgh Pirates
- July: Todd Worrell, St. Louis Cardinals
- August: Bill Gullickson, Cincinnati Reds
- September: Mike Krukow, San Francisco Giants
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.
- Greg Bonin
- Fred Brocklander
- Jerry Crawford
- Gary Darling
- Bob Davidson
- Gerry Davis
- Dana DeMuth
- Bob Engel
- Bruce Froemming
- Eric Gregg
- Scott Grinder
- Tom Hallion
- Doug Harvey
- John Kibler
- Randy Marsh
- John McSherry
- Ed Montague
- Dave Pallone
- Larry Poncino
- Frank Pulli
- Jim Quick
- Dutch Rennert
- Steve Rippley
- Paul Runge
- Dick Stello
- Terry Tata
- Harry Wendelstedt
- Joe West
- Lee Weyer
- Bill Williams
- Charlie Williams
- Zander Hollander, ed.: The Complete Handbook of Baseball: 1986 Season, Signet Books, New American Library, New York, NY, 1986. ISBN 0-451-14177-6
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