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.

Future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. was selected with the #1 overall pick in the draft in June by the Seattle Mariners.

Awards and honors

Gold Glove Award
Position American League National League
1B Don Mattingly, New York Yankees Keith Hernandez, New York Mets
2B Frank White, Kansas City Royals Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
3B Gary Gaetti, Minnesota Twins Terry Pendleton, St. Louis Cardinals
SS Tony Fernández, Toronto Blue Jays Ozzie Smith, St. Louis Cardinals
OF Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins Eric Davis, Cincinnati Reds
OF Gary Pettis, California Angels Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs
OF Jesse Barfield, Toronto Blue Jays Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres
C Bob Boone, California Angels Mike LaValliere, Pittsburgh Pirates
P Mark Langston, Seattle Mariners Rick Reuschel, Pittsburgh Pirates

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Wade Boggs, Boston Red Sox .363 Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres .370
HR Mark McGwire, Oakland Athletics 49 Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs 49
RBI George Bell, Toronto Blue Jays 134 Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs 137
Wins Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox
Dave Stewart, Oakland Athletics
20 Rick Sutcliffe, Chicago Cubs 18
ERA Jimmy Key, Toronto Blue Jays 2.76 Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros 2.76
SO Mark Langston, Seattle Mariners 262 Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros 270
SV Tom Henke, Toronto Blue Jays 34 Steve Bedrosian, Philadelphia Phillies 40
SB Harold Reynolds, Seattle Mariners 60 Vince Coleman, St. Louis Cardinals 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

Television coverage

Network Day of week Announcers
ABC Monday nights
Sunday afternoons
Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver, Gary Bender
NBC Saturday afternoons Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola, Bob Costas, Tony Kubek


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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