1985 Season News

The Milwaukee Brewers' Rollie Fingers recorded his two-hundred seventeenth American League career save breaking the record originally set by Sparky Lyle. The victory gave "The Mustache" a Major League record of three-hundred twenty-five saves overall. He retired at the end of the season capping off a brilliant seventeen-year career with a 114-188 record, a 2.90 ERA and three-hundred forty-one saves.

On August 4th, thirty-nine year-old Anaheim Angel Rod Carew became only the sixteenth player in Major League history to join the "3,000 Hit Club."

Major League Baseball's oldest stadium, Chicago's Comiskey Park, celebrated its 75th anniversary with eleven fans in attendance who were present at it's opening in 1910. The Seattle Mariners spoiled the festivities with a 3-1 win over the White Sox.

Dwight "Doc" Gooden of the New York Mets became the first National League pitcher to reach two-hundred strikeouts in each of his first two seasons as well as the youngest twenty game winner in baseball history. The previous mark was set by Bob Feller in 1939, but Gooden managed to beat him by one month.

Nolan Ryan, of the Houston Astros, struck out Danny Heap, of the New York Mets, to become the first pitcher ever to reach four-thousand strikeouts. The Texas ace went on to sit down ten more batters as the Astros won 4-3 in twelve innings.

Fifty-seven years to the day after Ty Cobb played in his last game, Pete Rose, of the Cincinnati Reds, knocked his 4,192nd career hit breaking "The Georgia Peach's" record. Newly approved owner Marge Schott presented Rose with a shiny red Corvette bearing the license plate PR 4192.

Newly appointed Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstated Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle after Commissioner Bowie Kuhn had banned the Hall of Famers from association with Major League Baseball for being employed by companies with ties to legal gambling in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
1985 American League East
Team Record GB
Toronto Blue Jays 99-62 -
New York Yankees 97-64 2.0
Detroit Tigers 84-77 15.0
Baltimore Orioles 83-78 16.0
Boston Red Sox 81-81 18.5
Milwaukee Brewers 71-90 28.0
Cleveland Indians 60-102 39.5
1985 American League West
Team Record GB
Kansas City Royals 91-71 -
California Angels 90-72 1.0
Chicago White Sox 85-77 6.0
Oakland Athletics 77-85 14.0
Minnesota Twins 77-85 14.0
Seattle Mariners 74-88 17.0
Texas Rangers 62-99 28.5
1985 National League East
Team Record GB
St. Louis Cardinals 101-61 -
New York Mets 98-64 3.0
Montreal Expos 84-77 16.5
Chicago Cubs 77-84 23.5
Philadelphia Phillies 75-87 26.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 57-104 43.5
1985 National League West
Team Record GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 95-67 -
Cincinnati Reds 89-72 5.5
Houston Astros 83-79 12.0
San Diego Padres 83-79 12.0
Atlanta Braves 66-96 29.0
San Francisco Giants 62-100 33.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Toronto Blue Jays 99 62 0.615 759 4.71 588 3.65 158 147 0.269 0.330 0.425 3.31 484 823 0.980 164
New York Yankees 97 64 0.602 839 5.21 660 4.10 176 157 0.267 0.342 0.425 3.69 518 907 0.979 172
Kansas City Royals 91 71 0.562 687 4.24 639 3.94 154 103 0.252 0.311 0.401 3.49 463 846 0.980 160
California Angels 90 72 0.556 732 4.52 703 4.34 153 171 0.261 0.330 0.386 3.91 514 767 0.982 202
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 736 4.54 720 4.44 146 161 0.253 0.313 0.392 4.07 569 1023 0.982 152
Detroit Tigers 84 77 0.522 729 4.53 688 4.27 202 141 0.253 0.318 0.424 3.78 556 943 0.977 152
Baltimore Orioles 83 78 0.516 818 5.08 764 4.75 214 160 0.263 0.336 0.430 4.38 568 793 0.980 168
Boston Red Sox 81 81 0.500 800 4.94 720 4.44 162 130 0.282 0.347 0.429 4.06 540 913 0.977 161
Oakland Athletics 77 85 0.475 757 4.67 787 4.86 155 172 0.264 0.326 0.401 4.41 607 785 0.977 137
Minnesota Twins 77 85 0.475 705 4.35 782 4.83 141 164 0.264 0.325 0.407 4.48 462 767 0.980 139
Seattle Mariners 74 88 0.457 719 4.44 818 5.05 171 154 0.255 0.324 0.412 4.68 637 868 0.980 156
Milwaukee Brewers 71 90 0.441 690 4.29 802 4.98 101 175 0.253 0.320 0.379 4.39 499 777 0.977 153
Texas Rangers 62 99 0.385 617 3.83 785 4.88 129 173 0.253 0.321 0.321 4.56 501 863 0.980 145
Cleveland Indians 60 102 0.370 729 4.50 861 5.31 116 170 0.265 0.325 0.385 4.91 547 702 0.977 161
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
St. Louis Cardinals 101 61 0.623 747 4.61 572 3.53 87 98 0.264 0.336 0.379 3.10 453 798 0.983 166
New York Mets 98 64 0.605 695 4.29 568 3.51 134 111 0.257 0.323 0.385 3.11 515 1039 0.982 138
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 682 4.21 579 3.57 129 102 0.261 0.327 0.382 2.96 462 979 0.974 131
Cincinnati Reds 89 72 0.553 677 4.20 666 4.14 114 131 0.255 0.326 0.376 3.71 535 910 0.980 142
Montreal Expos 84 77 0.522 633 3.93 636 3.95 118 99 0.247 0.310 0.375 3.55 509 870 0.981 152
Houston Astros 83 79 0.512 706 4.36 691 4.27 121 119 0.261 0.319 0.388 3.66 543 909 0.976 159
San Diego Padres 83 79 0.512 650 4.01 622 3.84 109 127 0.255 0.319 0.368 3.40 443 727 0.980 158
Chicago Cubs 77 84 0.478 686 4.26 729 4.53 150 156 0.254 0.324 0.390 4.16 519 820 0.979 150
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 0.463 667 4.12 673 4.15 141 115 0.245 0.311 0.383 3.68 596 899 0.978 142
Atlanta Braves 66 96 0.407 632 3.90 781 4.82 126 134 0.246 0.315 0.363 4.19 642 776 0.976 197
San Francisco Giants 62 100 0.383 556 3.43 674 4.16 115 125 0.233 0.296 0.348 3.61 572 985 0.977 134
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 104 0.354 568 3.53 708 4.40 80 107 0.247 0.312 0.347 3.97 584 962 0.979 127