October 9, 1985

National League awards [1985]



Player-manager Pete Rose singled for his 4,192nd hit, breaking Ty Cobb’s all-time hits record. Nolan Ryan became first pitcher to 4,000 strikeouts. There was a two-day players’ strike on Aug. 6-7. Keith Hernandez, Dave Parker and Tim Raines testified at the Pittsburgh drug trials.

Babe Ruth Award | Dwight Gooden, Mets. 24-4, 1.53 ERA, 268 strikeouts and 69 walks in 276.2 innings, 16 complete games, eight shutouts. At 20 years old, Gooden won the pitching Triple Crown and had the lowest ERA since Bob Gibson. | Doctor K: Awesome And Then Some

2. Willie McGee, Cardinals
3. Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers
4. Tim Raines, Expos
5. Gary Carter, Mets
6. John Tudor, Cardinals

Walter Johnson Award | Dwight Gooden, Mets. He is the youngest 20-game winner of all time. | So Good, So Young

Jackie Robinson Award | Tom Browning, Reds. 20-9, 3.55 ERA, 155 strikeouts and 73 walks in 261.1 innings. 2. Vince Coleman, Cardinals.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Gary Carter, Mets. 32 home runs, 100 RBIs, .281 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, .488 slugging percentage. 2. Ozzie Smith, Cardinals.

Connie Mack Award | Whitey Herzog, Cardinals. 101-61 [.623]

2. Pete Rose, Reds
3. Davey Johnson, Mets



Catcher | Gary Carter, Mets. 32 home runs, 100 RBIs, .281 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, .488 slugging percentage. 2. Mike Scioscia, Dodgers. Best fielder | Tony Pena, Pirates.

First base | Keith Hernandez, Mets. 10 home runs, 91 RBIs, .309 batting average, .384 on-base percentage, .430 slugging percentage. 2. Mike Schmidt, Phillies. Best fielder | Hernandez

Second base | Tom Herr, Cardinals. 8 home runs, 110 RBIs, .302 batting average, .379 on-base percentage, .416 slugging percentage, 38 doubles, 31 stolen bases. Herr became the first player since 1950 with less than 10 home runs and more than 100 RBIs. Best fielder | Glenn Hubbard, Atlanta.

2. Ryne Sandberg, Cubs
3. Bill Doran, Astros

Third base | Tim Wallach, Expos. 22 home runs, 81 RBIs, .260 batting average, .310 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage, 36 doubles. Best fielder | Wallach

Shortstop | Ozzie Smith, Cardinals. 6 home runs, 54 RBIs, .276 batting average, .355 on-base percentage, .361 slugging percentage, 31 stolen bases. Best fielder | Smith

Left field | Tim Raines, Expos. 11 home runs, 41 RBIs, .320 batting average, .405 on-base percentage, .475 slugging percentage, 115 runs, 70 stolen bases, 13 triples.

Center field | Willie McGee, Cardinals. 10 home runs, 82 RBIs, .353 batting average, .384 on-base percentage, .503 slugging percentage, 114 runs, 214 hits, 56 stolen bases, 18 triples. McGee’s league-leading .353 average was the highest ever by a switch hitter. Best fielder | Eddie Milner, Reds. | McGee Whiz, He’s Having An MVP Year

2. Dale Murphy, Atlanta.

Right field | Dave Parker, Reds. 34 home runs, 125 RBIs, .312 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, .551 slugging percentage, 42 doubles.

Left fielder-third base | Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers. 33 home runs, 87 RBIs, .320 batting average, .422 on-base percentage, .577 slugging percentage. | A Bolt Out Of The Dodger Blue



Starting rotation |

1. Dwight Gooden, Mets.
24-4, 1.53 ERA, 268 strikeouts and 69 walks in 276.2 innings, 16 complete games, eight shutouts. He threw 49 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run from Aug. 31 to Oct 2.

2. John Tudor, Cardinals. 21-8, 1.93 ERA, 169 strikeouts and 49 walks in 275 innings, 14 complete games, 10 shutouts. Through May, Tudor was 1-7 with a 3.74 ERA. For the rest of the season, he was 20-1 with a 1.37 ERA.

3. Orel Hershiser, Dodgers. 19-3, 2.03 ERA, 157 strikeouts and 68 walks in 239.2 innings, five shutouts.

4. Rick Reuschel, Pirates. 14-8, 2.27 ERA, 138 strikeouts and 52 walks in 194 innings.

5. Fernando Valenzuela, Dodgers. 17-10, 2.45 ERA, 208 strikeouts and 101 walks in 272.1 innings, 14 complete games, five shutouts. He threw 41 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run to start the season. | Something Screwy Going On Here

Middle reliever | John Franco, Reds. 12-3, 2.18 ERA, 12 saves, 61 strikeouts and 40 walks in 99 innings. 2. Tim Burke, Expos.

Closer | Lee Smith, Cubs. 7-4, 3.04 ERA, 33 saves, 112 strikeouts and 32 walks in 97.2 innings. 2. Rich Gossage, Padres.
— Kevin Brewer

October 8, 1985

American League awards [1985]



George Steinbrenner fired Yogi Berra and hired Billy Martin for the fourth time. He fired Martin after the season. Tom Seaver and Phil Niekro won their 300th games. Rod Carew singled for his 3,000th hit. Darrell Evans, 38, became the oldest home run leader of all time.

Babe Ruth Award | Rickey Henderson, Yankees. 24 home runs, 72 RBIs, .314 batting average, .419 on-base percentage, .516 slugging percentage, 146 runs, 99 walks, 80 stolen bases. Rickey scored more runs than any player since Ted Williams.

2. George Brett, Royals
3. Wade Boggs, Red Sox
4. Don Mattingly, Yankees

Walter Johnson Award | Bret Saberhagen, Royals. 20-6, 2.87 ERA, 158 strikeouts and 38 walks in 235.1 innings, 10 complete games, 11 HBPs.

2. Dave Stieb, Blue Jays
3. Charlie Leibrandt, Royals

Jackie Robinson Award | Teddy Higuera, Brewers. 15-8, 3.90 ERA, 127 strikeouts and 63 walks in 212.1 innings. 2. Ozzie Guillen, White Sox.

Pee Wee Reese Award | George Brett, Royals. 30 home runs, 112 RBIs, .335 batting average, .436 on-base percentage, .585 slugging percentage, 108 runs, 38 doubles, 103 walks.

Connie Mack Award | Billy Martin, Yankees. 91-54 [.628]

2. Bobby Cox, Blue Jays
3. Dick Howser, Royals



Catcher | Rich Gedman, Red Sox. 18 home runs, 80 RBIs, .295 batting average, .362 on-base percentage, .484 slugging percentage. 2. Carlton Fisk, White Sox. Best fielder | Bob Boone, Angels.

First base | Don Mattingly, Yankees. 35 home runs, 145 RBIs, .324 batting average, .371 on-base percentage, .567 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 211 hits, 48 doubles. 2. Eddie Murray, Orioles. Best fielder | Pete O’Brien, Rangers.

Second base | Lou Whitaker, Tigers. 21 home runs, 73 RBIs, .279 batting average, .362 on-base percentage, .456 slugging percentage, 102 runs. Best fielder | Willie Randolph, Yankees.

Third base | George Brett, Royals. 30 home runs, 112 RBIs, .335 batting average, .436 on-base percentage, .585 slugging percentage, 108 runs, 38 doubles, 103 walks. 2. Wade Boggs, Red Sox. Best fielder | Gary Gaetti, Twins.

Shortstop | Cal Ripken, Orioles. 26 home runs, 110 RBIs, .282 batting average, .347 on-base percentage, .469 slugging percentage, 116 runs. Best fielder | Tony Fernandez, Blue Jays.

Left field | Phil Bradley, Mariners. 26 home runs, 88 RBIs, .300 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, .498 slugging percentage, 100 runs, 12 HBPs.

Center field | Rickey Henderson, Yankees. 24 home runs, 72 RBIs, .314 batting average, .419 on-base percentage, .516 slugging percentage, 146 runs, 99 walks, 80 stolen bases. 2. Brett Butler, Cleveland. Best fielder | Kirby Puckett, Twins.

Right field | Jesse Barfield, Blue Jays. 27 home runs, 84 RBIs, .289 batting average, .369 on-base percentage, .536 slugging percentage. 2. Kirk Gibson, Tigers. Best fielder | Barfield

Designated hitter | Gorman Thomas, Mariners. 32 home runs, 87 RBIs, .215 batting average, .330 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage.



Starting rotation |

1. Bret Saberhagen, Royals.
20-6, 2.87 ERA, 158 strikeouts and 38 walks in 235.1 innings, 10 complete games, 11 HBPs.

2. Dave Stieb, Blue Jays. 14-13, 2.48 ERA, 167 strikeouts and 96 walks in 265 innings.

3. Charlie Leibrandt, Royals. 17-9, 2.69 ERA, 108 strikeouts and 68 walks in 237.2 innings, 12 complete games.

4. Bert Blyleven, Cleveland-Twins. 17-16, 3.15 ERA, 206 strikeouts and 75 walks in 293.2 innings, 24 complete games, five shutouts.

5. Charlie Hough, Rangers. 14-16, 3.31 ERA, 141 strikeouts and 83 walks in 250.1 innings, 14 complete games, 11 wild pitches. 6. Mike Moore, Mariners.

Reliever | Dan Quisenberry, Royals. 8-9, 2.37 ERA, 37 saves, 54 strikeouts and 16 walks in 129 innings. 2. Bob James, White Sox.
— Kevin Brewer

July 11, 1985

1985 AL All-Star voting

CATCHER | 1. Lance Parrish, Detroit, 1,037,683.

2. Carlton Fisk, Chicago, 787,313. 3. Jim Sundberg, Kansas City, 375,706. 4. Bob Boone, Angels, 355,008. 5. Ernie Whitt, Toronto, 345,248. 6. Rick Dempsey, Baltimore, 289,928. 7. Butch Wynegar, New York, 179,683. 8. Rich Gedman, Boston, 116,837.

FIRST BASE | 1. Eddie Murray, Baltimore, 778,477.

2. Rod Carew, Angels, 728,070. 3. Don Mattingly, New York, 506,008. 4. Willie Upshaw, Toronto, 383,364. 5. Kent Hrbek, Minnesota, 351,606. 6. Bill Buckner, Boston, 341,916. 7. Cecil Cooper, Milwaukee, 298,427. 8. Alvin Davis, Seattle, 159,846.

SECOND BASE | 1. Lou Whitaker, Detroit, 1,070,731.

2. Damaso Garcia, Toronto, 533,807. 3. Bobby Grich, Angels, 416,550. 4. Frank White, Kansas City, 354,074. 5. Willie Randolph, New York, 300,633. 6. Julio Cruz, Chicago, 294,440. 7. Jim Gantner, Milwaukee, 232,496. 8. Tim Teufel, Minnesota, 219,641.

THIRD BASE | 1. George Brett, Kansas City, 1,394,334.

2. Wade Boggs, Boston, 395,636. 3. Doug DeCinces, Angels, 356,237. 4. Rance Mulliniks, Toronto, 339,684. 5. Paul Molitor, Milwaukee, 272,172. 6. Darrell Evans, Detroit, 235,928. 7. Buddy Bell, Texas, 219,993. 8. Gary Gaetti, Minnesota, 211,706.

SHORTSTOP | 1. Cal Ripken, Baltimore, 1,398,901.

2. Alan Trammell, Detroit, 669,057. 3. Tony Fernandez, Toronto, 367,455. 4. Robin Yount, Milwaukee, 360,450. 5. Onix Concepcion, Kansas City, 322,055. 6. Alfredo Griffin, Oakland, 159,764. 7. Julio Franco, Cleveland, 118,074. 8. Spike Owen, Seattle, 106,545.

OUTFIELD | 1. Dave Winfield, New York, 929,016. 2. Rickey Henderson, New York, 820,338. 3. Jim Rice, Boston, 723,022.

4. Reggie Jackson, Angels, 704,156. 5. Fred Lynn, Baltimore, 672,658. 6. Kirk Gibson, Detroit, 637,097. 7. Tom Brunansky, Minnesota, 554,465. 8. Tony Armas, Boston, 445,221. 9. George Bell, Toronto, 409,064. 10. Jesse Barfield, Toronto, 405,130. 11. Lloyd Moseby, Toronto, 401,265. 12. Chet Lemon, Detroit, 399,773. 13. Willie Wilson, Kansas City, 358,883. 14. Harold Baines, Chicago, 329,423. 15. Kirby Puckett, Minnesota, 270,648. 16. Larry Parrish, Texas, 260,579.

July 10, 1985

1985 NL All-Star voting

CATCHER | 1. Gary Carter, New York, 1,129,018.

2. Terry Kennedy, San Diego, 777,485. 3. Jody Davis, Chicago, 430,021. 4. Tony Pena, Pittsburgh, 413,170. 5. Darrell Porter, St. Louis, 332,510. 6. Ozzie Virgil, Philadelphia, 228,669. 7. Mike Scioscia, Dodgers, 228,504. 8. Mike Fitzgerald, Montreal, 173,727.

FIRST BASE | 1. Steve Garvey, San Diego, 1,310,111.

2. Keith Hernandez, New York, 841,951. 3. Pete Rose, Cincinnati, 748,121. 4. Leon Durham, Chicago 362,740. 5. Dan Driessen, Montreal, 198,020. 6. Greg Brock, Dodgers, 147,795. 7. Enos Cabell, Dodgers, 146,654. 8. Jason Thompson, Pittsburgh, 90,081.

SECOND BASE | 1. Tommy Herr, St. Louis, 1,109,178.

2. Ryne Sandberg, Chicago, 1,050,549. 3. Steve Sax, Dodgers, 379,526. 4. Manny Trillo, San Francisco, 223,149. 5. Juan Samuel, Philadelphia, 190,362. 6. Bill Doran, Houston, 188,833. 7. Glenn Hubbard, Atlanta, 163,896. 8. Johnny Ray, Pittsburgh, 85,957.

THIRD BASE | 1. Graig Nettles, San Diego, 1,032,335.

2. Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia, 739,793. 3. Ron Cey, Chicago, 643,288. 4. Tim Wallach, Montreal 384,480. 5. Terry Pendleton, St. Louis, 287,848. 6. Bob Horner, Atlanta, 195,525. 7. Bill Madlock, Pittsburgh, 177,695. 8. Phil Garner, Houston, 167,921.

SHORTSTOP | 1. Ozzie Smith, St. Louis, 1,349,362.

2. Garry Templeton, San Diego, 820,449. 3. Dave Concepcion, Cincinnati, 369,094. 4. Hubie Brooks, Montreal, 310,432. 5. Larry Bowa, Chicago, 279,226. 6. Craig Reynolds, Houston, 211,394. 7. Bill Russell, Dodgers,182,607. 8. Rafael Ramirez, Atlanta, 127,810.

OUTFIELD | 1. Dale Murphy, Atlanta, 1,425,952. 2. Tony Gwynn, San Diego, 968,262. 3. Darryl Strawberry, New York, 907,197.

4. Kevin McReynolds, San Diego, 664,888. 5. Willie McGee, St. Louis, 630,075. 6. Jack Clark, St. Louis, 601,159. 7. Dave Parker, Cincinnati, 509,060. 8. Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers, 460,905. 9. Jose Cruz, Houston, 450,915. 10. Tim Raines, Montreal, 448,160. 11. Andre Dawson, Montreal, 430,269. 12. Keith Moreland, Chicago, 378,340. 13. Bob Dernier, Chicago, 346,606. 14. Gary Matthews, Chicago, 344,271. 15. Terry Puhl, Houston, 265,485. 16. Jerry Mumphrey, Houston, 237,135.

June 10, 1985

NBA awards [1984-85]



The Bulls drafted Michael Jordan (third overall) and Carl Lewis (10th round). Dominique Wilkins beat Jordan in the Dunk Contest. The Clippers moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. Larry Bird scored 60 points against the Hawks.

Player of the Year | Larry Bird [Celtics] 28.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 52.9 2-point shooting, 88.2 free throw shooting.

2. Michael Jordan [Bulls]
3. Magic Johnson [Lakers]
4. Moses Malone [76ers]
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lakers]

Rookie of the Year | Michael Jordan [Bulls] 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 52.6 2-point shooting, 84.5 free throw shooting, 2.4 steals.

Defensive Player of Year | Mark Eaton [Jazz] 5.6 blocks. The single-season record for blocks.

Sixth Man of the Year | Kevin McHale [Celtics] 19.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 57.3 2-point shooting, 76.0 free throw shooting.

Coach of the Year | Bill Fitch [Rockets] 48-34



FIRST TEAM |

Forward | Larry Bird [Celtics] 28.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 52.9 2-point shooting, 88.2 free throw shooting. Age [28]

Forward | Bernard King [Knicks] 32.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 53.4 2-point shooting, 77.2 free throw shooting. Age [28]

Center | Moses Malone [76ers] 24.6 points, 13.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 47.0 2-point shooting, 81.5 free throw shooting. Age [29]

Point guard | Magic Johnson [Lakers] 18.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 12.6 assists, 57.7 2-point shooting, 84.3 free throw shooting. Age [25]

Guard | Michael Jordan [Bulls] 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 52.6 2-point shooting, 84.5 free throw shooting, 2.4 steals. Age [21]



SECOND TEAM |

Forward | Terry Cummings [Bucks] 23.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 49.6 2-point shooting, 74.1 free throw shooting. Age [23]

Forward | Alex English [Nuggets] 27.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 51.9 2-point shooting, 82.9 free throw shooting. Age [31]

Center | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lakers] 22.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 60.0 2-point shooting, 73.2 free throw shooting, 2.1 blocks. Age [37]

Point guard | Isiah Thomas [Pistons] 21.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 47.6 2-point shooting, 80.9 free throw shooting, 2.3 steals. Age [23]

Guard | Sidney Moncrief [Bucks] 21.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 48.9 2-point shooting, 82.8 free throw shooting. Age [27]



HONORABLE MENTION |

Center | Akeem Olajuwon [Rockets] 20.6 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 53.8 2-point shooting, 61.3 free throw shooting, 2.7 blocks. Age [22]

Forward | Kevin McHale [Celtics] 19.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 57.3 2-point shooting, 76.0 free throw shooting. Age [27]

Forward | Calvin Natt [Nuggets] 23.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 54.7 2-point shooting, 79.3 free throw shooting. Age [28]

Center | Artis Gilmore [Spurs] 19.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 62.4 2-point shooting, 74.9 free throw shooting, 2.1 blocks. Age [35]
— Kevin Brewer