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The following are the baseball events of the year 1987 throughout the world.  

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ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit


  League Championship Series World Series
                 
East  Detroit Tigers 1  
West  Minnesota Twins 4  
    AL  Minnesota Twins 4
  NL  St. Louis Cardinals 3
East  St. Louis Cardinals 4
West  San Francisco Giants 3  

Other championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Wade Boggs .363 Tony Gwynn .370
HR Mark McGwire 49 Andre Dawson 49
RBI George Bell 134 Andre Dawson 137
Wins Roger Clemens &
Dave Stewart
20 Rick Sutcliffe 18
ERA Jimmy Key 2.76 Nolan Ryan 2.76

Major League Baseball final standings Edit

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Detroit Tigers 98   64 .605    --
2nd Toronto Blue Jays 96   66 .593   2.0
3rd Milwaukee Brewers 91   71 .562   7.0
3rd New York Yankees 89   73 .549   9.0
5th Boston Red Sox 78   84 .481 20.0
6th Baltimore Orioles 67   95 .414 31.0
7th Cleveland Indians 61 101 .377 37.0
West Division
1st Minnesota Twins 85   77 .525    --
2nd Kansas City Royals 83   79 .512   2.0
3rd Oakland Athletics 81   81 .500   4.0
4th Seattle Mariners 78   84 .481   7.0
5th Chicago White Sox 77   85 .475   8.0
6th California Angels 75   87 .463 10.0
6th Texas Rangers 75   87 .463 10.0


National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st St. Louis Cardinals 95   67 .586    --
2nd New York Mets 92   70 .568   3.0
3rd Montréal Expos 91   71 .562   4.0
4th Philadelphia Phillies 80   82 .494 15.0
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 80   82 .494 15.0
6th Chicago Cubs 76   85 .472 18.5
West Division
1st San Francisco Giants 90   72 .556    --
2nd Cincinnati Reds 84   78 .519   6.0
3rd Houston Astros 76   86 .469 14.0
4th Los Angeles Dodgers 73   89 .451 17.0
5th Atlanta Braves 69   92 .429 20.5
6th San Diego Padres 65   97 .401 25.0

EventsEdit

MoviesEdit

BirthsEdit

March 22 - Ike Davis

DeathsEdit

  • January 5 - Dale Mitchell, 65, All-Star left fielder and career .312 hitter who spent almost his entire career with the Indians; made the last out in Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, but had only one more major league at bat
  • February 9 - Larry French, 79, All-Star pitcher who won 197 games, primarily with the Pirates and Cubs, before beginning a 26-year Naval career in 1943
  • May 14 - Luke Sewell, 86, All-Star catcher for four AL teams who managed the St. Louis Browns to their only pennant in 1944
  • May 31 - Jerry Adair, 50, middle infielder for four AL teams, mainly the Orioles, who set various records for error-free play
  • June 17 - Dick Howser, 51, manager, formerly an All-Star shortstop, who led the Kansas City Royals to their only World Series championship in 1985
  • July 22 - Don McMahon, 57, All-Star relief pitcher for seven teams who led NL in saves in 1959, retired with the third most relief appearances in history
  • July 27 - Travis Jackson, 83, Hall of Fame shortstop for the New York Giants who batted .300 six times, led NL shortstops in assists four times and double plays twice; later a minor league manager
  • August 31 - Dick Young, 69, longtime New York sportswriter known for his hard-hitting style
  • September 1 - Pinky Whitney, 82, All-Star third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves who had four 100-RBI seasons
  • November 16 - Jim Brewer, 49, All-Star relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who held the club record for career saves
  • November 17 - Paul Derringer, 81, 6-time All-Star pitcher who had four 20-win seasons for the Cincinnati Reds; earned 2-1 victory in Game 7 of the 1940 World Series
  • November 27 - Babe Herman, 84, right fielder who batted .324 lifetime, and whose popularity while with the Brooklyn Dodgers was undiminished through a variety of fielding and baserunning lapses; hit for the cycle three times

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