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
|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.