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1985 Major League Baseball season

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Sport  Baseball
AL runners-up  Toronto Blue Jays
NL runners-up  Los Angeles Dodgers
Start date  1985
AL champions  Kansas City Royals
NL champions  St. Louis Cardinals
Champion  Kansas City Royals
Finals champion  Kansas City Royals
1985 Major League Baseball season
Duration  April 8, 1985 – October 27, 1985
Season MVPs  Willie McGee, Don Mattingly
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The 1985 Major League Baseball season ended with the Kansas City Royals defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh game of the I-70 World Series. Bret Saberhagen, the regular season Cy Young Award winner, was named MVP of the Series. The National League won the All-Star Game for the second straight year.


The League Championship Series playoffs were expanded to a best-of-seven format beginning this year, and both leagues ended up settling their pennant winners in more than five games, with the Royals beating the Toronto Blue Jays in seven games, and the Cardinals beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games.


  • World Series: Kansas City Royals over St. Louis Cardinals (4–3); Bret Saberhagen, MVP
  • American League Championship Series MVP: George Brett
  • National League Championship Series MVP: Ozzie Smith
  • All-Star game

  • All-Star Game, July 16 at the Metrodome: National League, 6–1; LaMarr Hoyt, MVP
  • Milestones

  • On August 4, At Yankee Stadium, Tom Seaver won his 300th game as a member of the Chicago White Sox.
  • On September 11, Pete Rose hit his 4,192nd hit, breaking Ty Cobb's all-time Major League career hits record.
  • On October 6, Phil Niekro won his 300th game and became the oldest pitcher to pitch a shutout as a member of the New York Yankees.
  • Awards and honors

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Don Mattingly, New York Yankees, 1B (AL)
  • Willie McGee, St. Louis Cardinals, OF (NL)
  • Cy Young Award
  • Bret Saberhagen, Kansas City Royals (AL)
  • Dwight Gooden, New York Mets (NL)
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Ozzie Guillén, Chicago White Sox, SS (AL)
  • Vince Coleman, St. Louis Cardinals, OF (NL)
  • Manager of the Year Award
  • Bobby Cox, Toronto Blue Jays (AL)
  • Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
  • References

    1985 Major League Baseball season Wikipedia