1985 Toronto Blue Jays season

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1985 Toronto Blue Jays
1985 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 99–62 (.615)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Labatt Breweries,
Imperial Trust,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s) Pat Gillick
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television CFTO-TV
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
The Sports Network
(Ken Singleton, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
Local radio CJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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The 1985 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's ninth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing first in the American League East with a record of 99 wins and 62 losses. The win total of 99 is a franchise record, and the division title was the franchise's first.

Despite having the second-best record in Major League Baseball, the Blue Jays collapsed in the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals, blowing a 3–1 series lead and losing in seven games.

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 27, 1985: Willie Aikens hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.[6]
  • July 9, 1985: In a game between the Blue Jays and the Mariners at Seattle, Buck Martinez executed a double play by tagging out two runners at home plate. In the third inning, Phil Bradley was on second when Gorman Thomas singled. Bradley was tagged out at home, on a throw from Jesse Barfield to Martinez. There was a collision between Bradley and Martinez – Martinez broke his ankle. Martinez was sitting on the ground in agony and threw the ball to third base in an attempt to tag out Gorman Thomas. The throw went into left field and Thomas ran towards home plate. Toronto left fielder George Bell threw the ball back to Martinez. He was still seated on the ground in pain but was able to tag Gorman Thomas for the out. Martinez tagged out both runners at home plate.[7]
  • Dave Stieb led the American League with a 2.48 ERA and pitched 26 consecutive scoreless innings.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 99 62 0.615 54–26 45–36
New York Yankees 97 64 0.602 2 58–22 39–42
Detroit Tigers 84 77 0.522 15 44–37 40–40
Baltimore Orioles 83 78 0.516 16 45–36 38–42
Boston Red Sox 81 81 0.500 18½ 43–37 38–44
Milwaukee Brewers 71 90 0.441 28 40–40 31–50
Cleveland Indians 60 102 0.370 39½ 38–43 22–59


Record vs. opponents

1985 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 6–6 9–4 6–6 1–12 7–5 6–6 10–2 4–8
Boston 8–5 5–7 4–8–1 8–5 6–7 5–7 5–8 7–5 5–8 8–4 6–6 5–7 9–4
California 5–7 7–5 8–5 8–4 8–4 4–9 9–3 9–4 3–9 6–7 9–4 9–4 5–7
Chicago 4–8 8–4–1 5–8 10–2 6–6 5–8 5–7 6–7 6–6 8–5 9–4 10–3 3–9
Cleveland 5–8 5–8 4–8 2–10 5–8 2–10 7–6 4–8 6–7 3–9 6–6 7–5 4–9
Detroit 7–6 7–6 4–8 6–6 8–5 5–7 9–4 3–9 9–3 8–4 5–7 7–5 6–7
Kansas City 6–6 7–5 9–4 8–5 10–2 7–5 8–4 7–6 5–7 8–5 3–10 6–7 7–5
Milwaukee 4–9 8–5 3–9 7–5 6–7 4–9 4–8 9–3 7–6 3–9 4–8 8–3 4–9
Minnesota 6–6 5–7 4–9 7–6 8–4 9–3 6–7 3–9 3–9 8–5 6–7 8–5 4–8
New York 12–1 8–5 9–3 6–6 7–6 3–9 7–5 6–7 9–3 7–5 9–3 8–4 6–7
Oakland 5–7 4–8 7–6 5–8 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 5–8 5–7 8–5 6–7 5–7
Seattle 6–6 6–6 4–9 4–9 6–6 7–5 10–3 8–4 7–6 3–9 5–8 6–7 2–10
Texas 2–10 7–5 4–9 3–10 5–7 5–7 7–6 3–8 5–8 4–8 7–6 7–6 3–9
Toronto 8–4 4–9 7–5 9–3 9–4 7–6 5–7 9–4 8–4 7–6 7–5 10–2 9–3


Notable transactions

Roster

1985 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

1985 Game Log (99–62)
  • A MLB Players strike forced the cancellation of all regular season games on August 6 and 7. Most games were made up later in the season.
1985 Playoff Game Log

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Ernie Whitt 139 412 101 .245 19 64
1B Willie Upshaw 148 501 138 .275 15 65
2B Dámaso García 146 600 169 .282 8 65
3B Rance Mulliniks 129 366 108 .295 10 57
SS Tony Fernández 161 564 163 .289 2 51
LF George Bell 157 607 167 .275 28 95
CF Lloyd Moseby 152 584 151 .259 18 70
RF Jesse Barfield 155 539 156 .289 27 84
DH Jeff Burroughs 86 191 49 .257 6 28

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Garth Iorg 131 288 90 .313 7 37
Al Oliver 61 187 47 .251 5 23
Len Matuszek 62 151 32 .212 2 15
Buck Martinez 42 99 16 .162 4 14
Cecil Fielder 30 74 23 .311 4 16
Cliff Johnson 24 73 20 .274 1 10
Lou Thornton 56 72 17 .236 1 8
Manuel Lee 64 40 8 .200 0 0
Ron Shepherd 38 35 4 .114 0 1
Willie Aikens 11 20 4 .200 1 5
Kelly Gruber 5 13 3 .231 0 1
Mitch Webster 4 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dave Stieb 36 265 14 13 2.48 167
Doyle Alexander 36 260.2 17 10 3.45 142
Jimmy Key 35 212.2 14 6 3.00 85
Jim Clancy 23 128.2 9 6 3.78 66
Luis Leal 15 67.1 3 6 5.75 33
Tom Filer 11 48.2 7 0 3.88 24

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ron Musselman 25 52.1 3 0 4.47 29
John Cerutti 4 6.2 0 2 5.40 5

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Bill Caudill 67 69.1 4 6 14 2.99 46
Gary Lavelle 69 72.2 5 7 8 3.10 50
Jim Acker 61 86.1 7 2 10 3.23 42
Dennis Lamp 53 105.2 11 0 2 3.32 68
Tom Henke 28 40 3 3 13 2.03 42

ALCS

Game 1

October 8, Exhibition Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Toronto 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 X 6 11 0
W: Dave Stieb (1-0)  L: Charlie Leibrandt (0-1)  
HRs: None

Game 2

October 9, Exhibition Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 10 3
Toronto 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 6 10 0
W: Tom Henke (1-0)  L: Dan Quisenberry (0-1)  
HRs: KCR: Willie Wilson (1)  Pat Sheridan (1)

Game 3

October 11, Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 13 1
Kansas City 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 X 6 10 1
W: Steve Farr (1-0)   L: Jim Clancy (0-1)  
HRs: KCRGeorge Brett 2 (2)  Jim Sundberg (1)  TOR:  Jesse Barfield (1)  Rance Mulliniks (1)

Game 4

October 12, Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0
W: Tom Henke (2-0)   L: Charlie Leibrandt (0-2)  
HRs: None

Game 5

October 13, Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Kansas City 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 2 8 0
W: Danny Jackson (1-0)   L: Jimmy Key (0-1)  
HRs: None

Game 6

October 15, Exhibition Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 8 1
Toronto 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 2
W: Mark Gubicza (1-0)   L: Doyle Alexander (0-1)  S: Dan Quisenberry (1)
HRs: KCRGeorge Brett (3)

Game 7

October 16, Exhibition Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 6 8 0
Toronto 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 8 1
W: Charlie Leibrandt (1-2)   L: Dave Stieb (1-1)  
HRs: KCRPat Sheridan (2)

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Doug Ault
AA Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League John McLaren
A Kinston Blue Jays Carolina League Grady Little
A Florence Blue Jays South Atlantic League Héctor Torres
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Rocket Wheeler
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Mike Young

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Florence[18]

References

  1. ^ Manuel Lee at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Lou Thornton at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Bill Caudill at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Tom Henke at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Gary Lavelle at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Home Run in Last At Bat by Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ http://members.tripod.com/bb_catchers/catchers/doubletag2.htm
  8. ^ Pedro Munoz at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Sports Illustrated, August 2, 2010, Where are they Now?, p.84, Published by Time Inc.
  10. ^ Jim Abbott at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Todd Stottlemyre at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Cliff Young at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Al Oliver at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Matt Williams at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Junior Felix at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Francisco Cabrera at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  18. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

  • 1985 Toronto Blue Jays at Baseball Reference
  • 1985 Toronto Blue Jays at Baseball Almanac
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