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The following are the baseball events of the year 1985 throughout the world.  

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ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

  League Championship Series World Series
                 
East  Toronto Blue Jays 3  
West  Kansas City Royals 4  
    AL  Kansas City Royals 4
  NL  St. Louis Cardinals 3
East  St. Louis Cardinals 4
West  Los Angeles Dodgers 2  

Other championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Wade Boggs .368 Willie McGee .353
HR Darrell Evans 40 Dale Murphy 37
RBI Don Mattingly 145 Dave Parker 125
Wins Ron Guidry 22 Dwight Gooden 24
ERA Dave Stieb 2.48 Dwight Gooden 1.53

Major League Baseball final standings Edit

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Toronto Blue Jays   99   62 .615    --
2nd New York Yankees   97   64 .602   2.0
3rd Detroit Tigers   84   77 .522 15.0
4th Baltimore Orioles   83   78 .516 16.0
5th Boston Red Sox   81   81 .500 18.5
6th Milwaukee Brewers   71   90 .441 28.0
7th Cleveland Indians   60 102 .370 39.5
West Division
1st Kansas City Royals   91   71 .562    --
2nd California Angels   90   72 .556   1.0
3rd Chicago White Sox   85   77 .525   6.0
4th Minnesota Twins   77   85 .475 14.0
4th Oakland Athletics   77   85 .475 14.0
6th Seattle Mariners   74   88 .457 17.0
7th Texas Rangers   62   99 .385 28.5


National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st St. Louis Cardinals 101   61 .623    --
2nd New York Mets   98   64 .605   3.0
3rd Montréal Expos   84   77 .522 16.5
4th Chicago Cubs   77   84 .478 23.5
5th Philadelphia Phillies   75   87 .463 26.0
6th Pittsburgh Pirates   57 104 .354 43.5
West Division
1st Los Angeles Dodgers   95   67 .586    --
2nd Cincinnati Reds   89   72 .553   5.5
3rd Houston Astros   83   79 .512 12.0
3rd San Diego Padres   83   79 .512 12.0
5th Atlanta Braves   66   96 .407 29.0
6th San Francisco Giants   62 100 . 383 33.0

EventsEdit

MoviesEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • February 12 - Van Lingle Mungo, 73, All-Star pitcher whose antics delighted Brooklyn Dodgers fans; led NL in strikeouts, shutouts and innings once each
  • February 26 - George Uhle, 86, pitcher for the Indians and Tigers who won 200 games and is credited with having developed the slider pitch in the 1920s; also batted .289, one of the highest averages for a pitcher
  • March 10 - Bob Nieman, 58, left fielder for six teams who batted .300 twice for the Orioles; first player to hit home runs in his first two major league at-bats, later a scout
  • May 6 - Kirby Higbe, 70, All-Star pitcher for five NL teams who won 22 games for the 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers
  • June 10 - Bob Prince, 68, broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1948 to 1975
  • July 2 - Guy Bush, 83, pitcher who won 176 games, most with the Chicago Cubs, but was best remembered for having given up Babe Ruth's last home run
  • July 27 - Smokey Joe Wood, 95, pitcher for the Red Sox who posted a 34-5 record with an 1.91 ERA in 1912, and went on to win three games in the World Series against the New York Giants; after wearing out his arm by age 26 with a record of 117-57, returned as an outfielder with the Indians and batted .366 while platooning in 1921; later coached at Yale for 20 years
  • October 14 - Ossie Bluege, 84, All-Star third baseman who played his entire 18-year career for the Washington Senators; later the team's manager, coach and farm director
  • November 15 - Riggs Stephenson, 87, left fielder who batted .336 lifetime while usually platooning, mainly with the Cubs
  • November 23 - Sam West, 81, All-Star center fielder for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns who batted .300 eight times
  • November 25 - Ray Jablonski, 58, All-Star third baseman, mainly with the Cardinals, Reds and Giants, who had 100 RBI in his first two seasons
  • December 6 - Burleigh Grimes, 92, Hall of Fame pitcher, most notably for the Dodgers, who won 270 games with five 20-win seasons using the spitball, of which he was the last permitted practitioner; later a manager and coach
  • December 8 - Bill Wambsganss, 91, second baseman for the Cleveland Indians who made the only unassisted triple play in World Series history in 1920.
  • December 14 - Roger Maris, 51, All-Star right fielder who hit 61 home runs in 1961 to break Babe Ruth's long-standing record, earning his second consecutive MVP award, but whose career faltered under the public stress accompanying the accomplishment

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