1985 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)George Steinbrenner
General manager(s)Clyde King
Manager(s)Yogi Berra, Billy Martin
Local televisionWPIX
(Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, Spencer Ross)
SportsChannel NY
(Mel Allen, Mickey Mantle, others from WPIX)
Local radioWABC (AM)
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, John Gordon)
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The New York Yankees' 1985 season was the 83rd season for the Yankees. The team only played 161 games, came in second place in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 97-64, and finished 2 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. New York was managed by Yogi Berra and Billy Martin. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Henderson also scored 146 runs. It was the most in the Major Leagues since Ted Williams scored 150 runs in 1949.[8] In addition, Rickey Henderson became the first player since Lou Gehrig in 1936 to amass more runs in a season than games played.[8]

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


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 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

Regular season

1985 regular season game log: 97–64 (Home: 58–22; Away: 39–42)
April: 6–12 (Home: 4–4; Away: 2–8)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
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GB
May: 18–8 (Home: 10–0; Away: 8–8)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
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June: 13–14 (Home: 8–8; Away: 5–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
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July: 18–10 (Home: 10–1; Away: 8–9)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
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July 16 1985 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis
August: 20–8 (Home: 10–3; Away: 10–5)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
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September: 18–10 (Home: 14–5; Away: 4–5)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
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October: 4–2 (Home: 2–1; Away: 2–1)
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Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Yankees team member

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Butch Wynegar 102 309 69 .223 5 32
1B Don Mattingly 159 652 211 .324 35 145
2B Willie Randolph 143 597 137 .276 5 40
3B Mike Pagliarulo 138 380 91 .239 19 62
SS Bobby Meacham 156 481 105 .218 1 47
LF Ken Griffey, Sr. 127 438 120 .274 10 69
CF Rickey Henderson 143 547 172 .314 24 72
RF Dave Winfield 155 633 174 .275 26 114
DH Don Baylor 142 477 110 .231 23 91

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ron Hassey 92 267 79 .296 13 42
Dan Pasqua 60 148 31 .209 9 25
Billy Sample 59 139 40 .288 1 15
Andre Robertson 50 125 41 .328 2 17
Dale Berra 48 109 25 .229 1 8
Omar Moreno 34 66 13 .197 1 4
Henry Cotto 34 56 17 .304 1 6
Rex Hudler 20 51 8 .157 0 1
Scott Bradley 19 49 8 .163 0 1
Juan Bonilla 8 16 2 .125 0 2
Juan Espino 9 11 4 .364 0 0
Victor Mata 6 7 1 .143 0 0
Keith Smith 4 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ron Guidry 34 259.0 22 6 3.27 143
Phil Niekro 33 220.0 16 12 4.09 149
Joe Cowley 30 159.2 12 6 3.95 97
Ed Whitson 30 158.2 10 8 4.88 89
Marty Bystrom 8 41.0 3 2 5.71 16
Joe Niekro 3 12.1 2 1 5.84 4

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Shirley 48 109.0 5 5 2.64 55
Dennis Rasmussen 22 101.2 3 5 3.98 63
John Montefusco 3 7.0 0 0 10.29 2

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dave Righetti 74 12 7 29 2.78 92
Brian Fisher 55 4 4 14 2.38 85
Rich Bordi 51 6 8 2 3.21 64
Neil Allen 17 1 0 1 2.76 16
Mike Armstrong 9 0 0 0 3.07 11
Don Cooper 7 0 0 0 5.40 4
Rod Scurry 5 1 0 1 2.84 17
Dale Murray 3 0 0 0 13.50 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Doug Holmquist and Stump Merrill
AA Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League Barry Foote
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Bucky Dent
A-Short Season Oneonta Yankees New York–Penn League Buck Showalter
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Carlos Tosca

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Oneonta, GCL Yankees

References

  1. ^ Matt Keough page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ron Hassey page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rick Cerone page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Rickey Henderson page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jay Buhner page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Ed Whitson page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Billy Sample page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ a b Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p.45, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  9. ^ Shane Turner page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Jim Leyritz page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Bernie Williams page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Jim Deshaies page at Baseball Reference