1986 Major League Baseball season

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1986 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 7 – October 21, 1986
Top draft pick Jeff King
Picked by Pittsburgh Pirates
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Roger Clemens (BOS)
NL: Mike Schmidt (PHI)
League Postseason
AL champions Boston Red Sox
  AL runners-up California Angels
NL champions New York Mets
  NL runners-up Houston Astros
World Series
Champions New York Mets
  Runners-up Boston Red Sox
Finals MVP Ray Knight (NYM)
MLB seasons

The 1986 Major League Baseball season saw the New York Mets win their second World Series title, their first since 1969.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Wade Boggs BOS .357 Tim Raines MTL .334
HR Jesse Barfield TOR 40 Mike Schmidt PHI 37
RBI Joe Carter CLE 121 Mike Schmidt PHI 119
Wins Roger Clemens BOS 24 Fernando Valenzuela LA 21
ERA Roger Clemens BOS 2.48 Mike Scott HOU 2.22
SO Mark Langston SEA 245 Mike Scott HOU 306
SV Dave Righetti NYY 46 Todd Worrell STL 36
SB Rickey Henderson NYY 87 Vince Coleman STL 107

Major league baseball final standings


  League Championship Series
World Series
East Boston 4  
West California 3  
    AL Boston 3
  NL NY Mets 4
East NY Mets 4
West Houston 2  


American League

Team Manager Notes
Baltimore Orioles Earl Weaver
Boston Red Sox John McNamara Won American League Pennant
California Angels Gene Mauch
Chicago White Sox Tony La Russa, Doug Rader, Jim Fregosi
Cleveland Indians Pat Corrales
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals Dick Howser, Mike Ferraro
Milwaukee Brewers George Bamberger, Tom Trebelhorn
Minnesota Twins Ray Miller, Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Lou Piniella
Oakland Athletics Jackie Moore, Jeff Newman, Tony La Russa
Seattle Mariners Chuck Cottier, Marty Martínez, Dick Williams
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine
Toronto Blue Jays Jimy Williams

National League

Team Manager Notes
Atlanta Braves Chuck Tanner
Chicago Cubs Jim Frey, John Vukovich, Gene Michael
Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose
Houston Astros Hal Lanier
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Buck Rodgers
New York Mets Davey Johnson Won World Series
Philadelphia Phillies John Felske
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog
San Diego Padres Steve Boros
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig



External links

  • 1986 Major League Baseball season schedule at Baseball Reference


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