1987 Major League Baseball season

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1987 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 6 – October 25, 1987
Top draft pick Ken Griffey, Jr.
Picked by Seattle Mariners
Regular season
Season MVP NL: Andre Dawson (CHC)
AL: George Bell (TOR)
League postseason
AL champions Minnesota Twins
  AL runners-up Detroit Tigers
NL champions St. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-up San Francisco Giants
World Series
Champions Minnesota Twins
  Runners-up St. Louis Cardinals
Finals MVP Frank Viola (MIN)
MLB seasons

The 1987 Major League Baseball season ended with the American League Champion Minnesota Twins winning the World Series over the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals, four games to three, as all seven games were won by the home team.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Wade Boggs BOS .363 Tony Gwynn SD .370
HR Mark McGwire OAK 49 Andre Dawson CHC 49
RBI George Bell TOR 134 Andre Dawson CHC 137
Wins Roger Clemens BOS
Dave Stewart OAK
20 Rick Sutcliffe CHC 18
ERA Jimmy Key TOR 2.76 Nolan Ryan HOU 2.76
SO Mark Langston SEA 262 Nolan Ryan HOU 270
SV Tom Henke TOR 34 Steve Bedrosian PHI 40
SB Harold Reynolds SEA 60 Vince Coleman STL 109

Major league baseball final standings


  League Championship Series
World Series
East Detroit 1  
West Minnesota 4  
    AL Minnesota 4
  NL St. Louis 3
East St. Louis 4
West San Francisco 3  


American League

Team Manager Notes
Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken, Sr.
Boston Red Sox John McNamara
California Angels Gene Mauch
Chicago White Sox Jim Fregosi
Cleveland Indians Pat Corrales, Doc Edwards
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals Billy Gardner, John Wathan
Milwaukee Brewers Tom Trebelhorn
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly Won World Series
New York Yankees Lou Piniella
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa
Seattle Mariners Dick Williams
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine
Toronto Blue Jays Jimy Williams

National League

Team Manager Notes
Atlanta Braves Chuck Tanner
Chicago Cubs Gene Michael, Frank Lucchesi
Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose
Houston Astros Hal Lanier
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Buck Rodgers
New York Mets Davey Johnson
Philadelphia Phillies John Felske, Lee Elia
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog Won National League Pennant
San Diego Padres Larry Bowa
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig


External links

  • 1987 Major League Baseball season schedule at Baseball Reference


  1. ^ Mackin, Bob (2004). The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781553650386.
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