1985 Toronto Blue Jays
1985 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record99–62 (.615)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Labatt Breweries,
Imperial Trust,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Pat Gillick
Manager(s)Bobby Cox
Local televisionCFTO-TV
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
The Sports Network
(Ken Singleton, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
Local radioCJCL (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

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 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

1985 Game Log (99–62)
April (13–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
1 April 8 @ Royals 1–2 Black (1–0) Stieb (0–1) Quisenberry (1) 41,086 0–1 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
2 April 10 @ Royals 1–0 (10) Caudill (1–0) Beckwith (0–1) Lavelle (1) 14,740 1–1 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
3 April 11 @ Royals 4–3 (10) Caudill (2–0) Quisenberry (0–1) Acker (1) 17,798 2–1 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
4 April 12 @ Orioles 7 – 2 McGregor (1-0) Key (0-1) Stewart (2) 26,585 2-2
5 April 13 @ Orioles 8 – 7 Martinez (1-0) Caudill (2-1) 28,529 2-3
6 April 14 @ Orioles 5 – 3 Alexander (1-0) Boddicker (1-1) Acker (2) 25,111 3-3
7 April 16 Rangers 9 – 4 Mason (1-1) Leal (0-1) Noles (1) 41,284 3-4
8 April 17 Rangers 3 – 1 (10) Caudill (3-1) Stewart (0-1) 15,472 4-4
9 April 18 Rangers 4 – 2 Stieb (1-1) Tanana (0-2) Caudill (1) 15,380 5-4
10 April 19 Orioles 6 – 5 Alexander (2-0) Stewart (1-1) Caudill (2) 20,213 6-4
11 April 20 Orioles 3 – 2 Musselman (1-0) Martinez (1-1) Lavelle (2) 40,451 7-4
12 April 21 Orioles 3 – 2 Martínez (1-1) Key (0-2) Martínez (1) 29,082 7-5
13 April 22 Royals 0–2 Leibrandt (2–0) Stieb (1–2) 20,281 7–6 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
14 April 23 Royals 6–7 Beckwith (1–1) Caudill (3–2) Quisenberry (2) 18,491 7–7 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
15 April 24 Royals 10–2 Leal (1–1) Saberhagen (1–2) 18,006 8–7 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
16 April 26 @ Rangers 6 – 5 Lamp (1-0) Schmidt (0-1) Caudill (3) 10,725 9-7
17 April 27 @ Rangers 9 – 8 (10) Acker (1-0) Stewart (0-2) Caudill (4) 13,769 10-7
18 April 28 @ Rangers 6 – 3 Alexander (3-0) Mason (2-2) 11,324 11-7
19 April 29 @ Athletics 2 – 1 Leal (2-1) Krueger (2-2) Caudill (5) 13,852 12-7
20 April 30 @ Athletics 4 – 3 Lamp (2-0) Howell (0-1) Acker (3) 6,439 13-7
May (17–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
21 May 1 @ Angels 6 – 3 Key (1-2) McCaskill (0-1) 24,112 14-7
22 May 2 @ Angels 3 – 2 Clements (2-0) Stieb (1-3) 23,824 14-8
23 May 3 @ Mariners 5 – 4 Alexander (4-0) Barojas (0-3) Caudill (6) 12,370 15-8
24 May 4 @ Mariners 8 – 1 Young (2-3) Leal (2-2) 14,952 15-9
25 May 5 @ Mariners 4 – 1 Langston (4-2) Clancy (0-1) 11,500 15-10
26 May 7 Athletics 10 – 1 Stieb (2-3) Sutton (2-3) 21,292 16-10
27 May 8 Athletics 6 – 4 McCatty (2-1) Alexander (4-1) Howell (8) 18,102 16-11
28 May 10 Mariners 8 – 3 Key (2-2) Langston (4-3) Acker (4) 20,116 17-11
29 May 11 Mariners 4 – 2 Caudill (4-2) Young (2-4) 32,398 18-11
30 May 12 Mariners 9 – 5 Stieb (3-3) Beattie (1-4) 25,181 19-11
31 May 14 Angels 6 – 3 Alexander (5-1) Slaton (3-2) Caudill (7) 22,445 20-11
32 May 15 Angels 9 – 6 Moore (2-1) Caudill (4-3) 18,119 20-12
33 May 17 @ Twins 7 – 6 (11) Filson (1-0) Leal (2-3) 19,253 20-13
34 May 18 @ Twins 3 – 1 Clancy (1-1) Smithson (4-3) Acker (5) 16,824 21-13
35 May 19 @ Twins 8 – 2 Filson (2-0) Alexander (5-2) 25,151 21-14
36 May 20 White Sox 6 – 1 Key (3-2) Seaver (4-2) 44,715 22-14
37 May 21 White Sox 4 – 3 Lavelle (1-0) James (1-1) 20,159 23-14
38 May 22 White Sox 10 – 0 Stieb (4-3) Dotson (2-2) 22,447 24-14
39 May 23 @ Indians 6 – 5 Lamp (3-0) Waddell (1-3) Caudill (8) 4,333 25-14
40 May 24 @ Indians 7 – 6 Lamp (4-0) Creel (0-2) Lavelle (3) 8,502 26-14
41 May 25 @ Indians 10 – 7 Musselman (2-0) Thompson (1-2) Acker (6) 7,345 27-14
42 May 26 @ Indians 6 – 5 Lavelle (2-0) Creel (0-3) Caudill (9) 13,255 28-14
-- May 27 @ White Sox Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for August 23
43 May 28 @ White Sox 6 – 1 Stieb (5-3) Dotson (2-3) 14,598 29-14
44 May 29 @ White Sox 8 – 5 Burns (6-4) Clancy (1-2) James (8) 18,953 29-15
45 May 31 Indians 7 – 2 Alexander (6-2) Clark (1-1) Acker (7) 24,166 30-15
June (16–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
46 June 1 Indians 8 – 3 Key (4-2) Blyleven (3-6) 33,296 31-15
47 June 2 Indians 5 – 4 Heaton (4-4) Stieb (5-4) Waddell (8) 31-16
48 June 2 Indians 5 – 2 Leal (3-3) Behenna (0-1) Acker (8) 35,315 32-16
49 June 4 Twins 9 – 2 Clancy (2-2) Viola (6-5) 27,163 33-16
50 June 5 Twins 5 – 0 Alexander (7-2) Smithson (4-5) 26,087 34-16
51 June 6 Tigers 2 – 0 (12) Acker (2-0) López (0-4) 36,384 35-16
52 June 7 Tigers 9 – 2 Stieb (6-4) Terrell (6-2) 42,455 36-16
53 June 8 Tigers 10 – 1 O'Neal (1-0) Leal (3-4) 44,484 36-17
54 June 9 Tigers 8 – 3 Bair (1-0) Clancy (2-3) 40,273 36-18
55 June 10 @ Yankees 4 – 2 Shirley (1-1) Alexander (7-3) Righetti (11) 20,329 36-19
56 June 11 @ Yankees 4 – 1 (11) Lamp (5-0) Fisher (2-1) 22,620 37-19
57 June 12 @ Yankees 3 – 2 (10) Acker (3-0) Bordi (1-1) 25,129 38-19
58 June 13 @ Red Sox 8 – 7 Trujillo (1-1) Lavelle (2-1) Stanley (8) 22,459 38-20
59 June 14 @ Red Sox 4 – 1 Boyd (8-4) Clancy (2-4) 33,809 38-21
60 June 15 @ Red Sox 7 – 5 Stanley (2-2) Acker (3-1) 35,664 38-22
61 June 16 @ Red Sox 7 – 6 Crawford (4-2) Lavelle (2-2) 27,700 38-23
62 June 17 @ Brewers 2 – 1 Haas (6-3) Stieb (6-5) 16,889 38-24
63 June 18 @ Brewers 4 – 1 Burris (4-5) Leal (3-5) 18,568 38-25
64 June 19 @ Brewers 5 – 1 Clancy (3-4) Vuckovich (2-5) Caudill (10) 25,607 39-25
65 June 20 Red Sox 6 – 5 Acker (4-1) Stanley (2-3) Caudill (11) 35,050 40-25
66 June 21 Red Sox 7 – 2 Key (5-2) Hurst (2-7) 36,252 41-25
67 June 22 Red Sox 5 – 3 Stanley (3-3) Acker (4-2) 42,117 41-26
68 June 23 Red Sox 8 – 1 Stieb (7-5) Kison (3-2) 34,128 42-26
69 June 25 Brewers 7 – 1 Clancy (4-4) Burris (4-6) 30,019 43-26
70 June 26 Brewers 5 – 4 Gibson (6-4) Alexander (7-4) 27,397 43-27
71 June 27 Brewers 7 – 3 Key (6-2) Higuera (4-5) Acker (9) 28,228 44-27
72 June 28 @ Tigers 2 – 0 Stieb (8-5) Petry (9-6) 48,002 45-27
73 June 29 @ Tigers 8 – 0 Terrell (9-3) Leal (3-6) 47,965 45-28
74 June 30 @ Tigers 6 – 5 Lavelle (3-2) López (1-5) Lamp (1) 44,377 46-28
July (18–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
75 July 1 Yankees 4 – 1 Cowley (7-3) Alexander (7-5) Righetti (14) 41,476 46-29
76 July 2 Yankees 5 – 3 Whitson (4-6) Key (6-3) 35,202 46-30
77 July 3 Yankees 3 – 2 (10) Acker (5-2) Bordi (1-2) 40,376 47-30
78 July 4 @ Athletics 3 – 2 Howell (8-3) Caudill (4-4) 46,770 47-31
79 July 5 @ Athletics 8 – 2 Clancy (5-4) Krueger (5-8) 17,937 48-31
80 July 6 @ Athletics 5 – 1 Sutton (8-5) Alexander (7-6) 23,230 48-32
81 July 7 @ Athletics 8 – 2 Key (7-3) McCatty (4-4) 28,631 49-32
82 July 8 @ Mariners 4 – 0 Stieb (9-5) Moore (7-5) 20,817 50-32
83 July 9 @ Mariners 9 – 4 (13) Musselman (3-0) Vande Berg (0-1) 10,393 51-32
84 July 10 @ Mariners 11 – 1 Clancy (6-4) Wills (4-2) 12,815 52-32
85 July 11 @ Angels 5 – 3 Alexander (8-6) Slaton (4-8) Lavelle (4) 31,672 53-32
86 July 12 @ Angels 5 – 3 McCaskill (5-5) Key (7-4) Moore (17) 35,870 53-33
87 July 13 @ Angels 4 – 3 Witt (7-6) Lavelle (3-3) 42,054 53-34
88 July 14 @ Angels 5 – 3 Cliburn (4-2) Lavelle (3-4) 35,306 53-35
89 July 18 Athletics 6 – 4 Ontiveros (1-1) Lavelle (3-5) Howell (19) 32,231 53-36
90 July 19 Athletics 5 – 1 Key (8-4) Sutton (9-6) 28,218 54-36
91 July 20 Athletics 5 – 1 Birtsas (6-2) Stieb (9-6) Ontiveros (2) 35,187 54-37
92 July 21 Athletics 11 – 4 Lamp (6-0) Krueger (7-9) 36,109 55-37
93 July 22 Mariners 3 – 1 Filer (1-0) Langston (5-7) Caudill (12) 25,110 56-37
94 July 23 Mariners 4 – 2 Alexander (9-6) Moore (8-6) Caudill (13) 28,419 57-37
95 July 24 Mariners 3 – 1 Key (9-4) Young (7-11) Lavelle (5) 26,163 58-37
96 July 25 Angels 7 – 0 Stieb (10-6) Witt (8-7) 32,083 59-37
97 July 26 Angels 8 – 3 Clancy (7-4) Lugo (3-3) 31,294 60-37
98 July 27 Angels 8 – 3 Filer (2-0) Mack (0-1) Acker (10) 44,116 61-37
99 July 28 Angels 5 – 1 Alexander (10-6) McCaskill (6-7) 36,190 62-37
100 July 29 @ Orioles 4 – 3 (10) Henke (1-0) Boddicker (10-11) 41,599 63-37
101 July 30 @ Orioles 4 – 3 (10) Aase (6-5) Lavelle (3-6) 26,561 63-38
102 July 31 @ Orioles 5 – 3 Henke (2-0) Martínez (7-7) 32,044 64-38
August (17–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
103 August 1 @ Orioles 9 – 3 Filer (3-0) Davis (5-7) 27,745 65-38
104 August 2 Rangers 5 – 3 Alexander (11-6) Cook (2-3) Henke (1) 28,429 66-38
105 August 3 Rangers 4 – 1 Lamp (7-0) Welsh (2-3) Caudill (14) 35,109 67-38
106 August 4 Rangers 8 – 4 Hough (10-11) Stieb (10-7) Schmidt (4) 36,272 67-39
107 August 8 Orioles 7 – 2 Alexander (12-6) McGregor (9-9) 68-39
108 August 8 Orioles 7 – 4 Filer (4-0) Boddicker (10-13) Henke (2) 40,104 69-39
109 August 9 @ Royals 2–4 Black (8–11) Stieb (10–8) 25,868 69–40 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
110 August 10 @ Royals 3–4 (10) Quisenberry (6–6) Caudill (4–5) 34,448 69–41 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
111 August 11 @ Royals 5–3 (10) Henke (3–0) Beckwith (1–5) 27,457 70–41 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
112 August 12 @ Rangers 5 – 4 Henry (1-0) Caudill (4-6) 10,829 70-42
113 August 13 @ Rangers 5 – 3 Filer (5-0) Russell (0-2) Henke (3) 9,790 71-42
114 August 14 @ Rangers 4 – 1 Stieb (11-8) Hough (11-12) 10,494 72-42
115 August 16 Royals 2–4 Leibrandt (11–6) Key (9–5) 38,269 72–43 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
116 August 17 Royals 2–4 Jackson (11–7) Alexander (12–7) Quisenberry (28) 42,313 72–44 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
117 August 18 Royals 10–6 Filer (6–0) Gubicza (9–7) 37,458 73–44 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
118 August 19 @ Indians 5 – 3 Waddell (6-5) Stieb (11-9) 6,280 73-45
119 August 20 @ Indians 3 – 2 Key (10-5) Smith (1-1) Henke (4) 7,005 74-45
120 August 21 @ Indians 5 – 2 Heaton (7-13) Alexander (12-8) 6,342 74-46
121 August 23 @ White Sox 6 – 3 Filer (7-0) Burns (13-8) Henke (5) 75-46
122 August 23 @ White Sox 10 – 3 Acker (6-2) Nelson (7-8) 22,021 76-46
123 August 24 @ White Sox 6 – 3 Stieb (12-9) Seaver (12-9) Henke (6) 26,113 77-46
124 August 25 @ White Sox 5 – 3 Bannister (6-11) Key (10-6) James (22) 22,529 77-47
125 August 26 @ Twins 4 – 3 Alexander (13-8) Blyleven (12-13) Henke (7) 13,395 78-47
126 August 27 @ Twins 8 – 0 Davis (1-0) Viola (13-11) 12,780 79-47
127 August 28 @ Twins 6 – 5 (10) Filson (4-5) Henke (3-1) 12,327 79-48
128 August 30 White Sox 5 – 3 Key (11-6) Bannister (6-12) Henke (8) 33,254 80-48
129 August 31 White Sox 6 – 2 Lavelle (4-6) Davis (1-2) 36,153 81-48
September (17–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
130 September 1 White Sox 4 – 1 Burns (15-8) Davis (1-1) 44,182 81-49
131 September 2 Indians 3 – 2 Stieb (13-9) Wardle (6-6) Henke (9) 31,239 82-49
132 September 4 Indians 5 – 4 Clark (2-3) Henke (3-2) Thompson (5) 25,361 82-50
133 September 5 Twins 7 – 0 Alexander (14-8) Blyleven (13-14) 26,584 83-50
134 September 6 Twins 8 – 3 Davis (2-1) Viola (13-13) 26,440 84-50
135 September 7 Twins 6 – 3 Smithson (14-11) Stieb (13-10) 30,368 84-51
136 September 8 Twins 10 – 9 Lamp (8-0) Portugal (1-2) Lavelle (6) 28,221 85-51
137 September 9 Tigers 5 – 3 Key (12-6) Mahler (0-1) Henke (10) 31,153 86-51
138 September 10 Tigers 2 – 1 Alexander (15-8) Morris (14-10) 31,228 87-51
139 September 11 Tigers 3 – 2 Lamp (9-0) Terrell (13-9) Henke (11) 31,269 88-51
140 September 12 @ Yankees 7 – 5 Guidry (19-5) Lavelle (4-7) Fisher (12) 52,141 88-52
141 September 13 @ Yankees 3 – 2 Lavelle (5-7) Niekro (15-10) Henke (12) 53,303 89-52
142 September 14 @ Yankees 7 – 4 Key (13-6) Bordi (5-7) 54,367 90-52
143 September 15 @ Yankees 8 – 5 Alexander (16-8) Whitson (10-8) 54,699 91-52
144 September 17 @ Red Sox 6 – 5 Boyd (14-11) Stieb (13-11) Crawford (10) 17,274 91-53
145 September 18 @ Red Sox 13 – 1 Nipper (9-11) Clancy (7-5) 17,598 91-54
146 September 20 Brewers 7 – 5 Key (14-6) Cocanower (4-7) Lavelle (7) 31,442 92-54
147 September 21 Brewers 2 – 1 (14) Lamp (10-0) Darwin (7-18) 33,502 93-54
148 September 22 Brewers 2 – 1 Higuera (14-7) Stieb (13-12) 38,155 93-55
149 September 23 Brewers 5 – 1 Clancy (8-5) Leary (1-2) Henke (13) 26,282 94-55
150 September 24 Red Sox 6 – 2 Lamp (11-0) Nipper (9-12) 29,815 95-55
151 September 25 Red Sox 4 – 2 (13) Crawford (6-4) Cerutti (0-1) Lollar (1) 30,542 95-56
152 September 26 Red Sox 4 – 1 Sellers (2-0) Alexander (16-9) 30,443 95-57
153 September 27 @ Brewers 5 – 1 Stieb (14-12) Higuera (14-8) Lamp (2) 17,050 96-57
154 September 28 @ Brewers 6 – 1 Clancy (9-5) Leary (1-3) Lavelle (8) 9,542 97-57
155 September 29 @ Brewers 13 – 5 Acker (7-2) Burris (9-13) 8,822 98-57
October (1–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
156 October 1 @ Tigers 6 – 1 Tanana (11-14) Alexander (16-10) 19,040 98-58
157 October 2 @ Tigers 4 – 2 Morris (16-11) Stieb (14-13) Cary (2) 19,802 98-59
158 October 3 @ Tigers 2 – 0 Terrell (15-10) Clancy (9-6) 23,381 98-60
159 October 4 Yankees 4 – 3 Scurry (1-0) Henke (3-3) Righetti (29) 47,686 98-61
160 October 5 Yankees 5 – 1 Alexander (17-10) Cowley (12-6) 44,608 99-61
161 October 6 Yankees 8 – 0 Niekro (16-12) Cerutti (0-2) 44,422 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
1985 American League Championship Series vs. Kansas City Royals – Royals wins series 4–3
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series Report
1 October 8 Royals 6–1 Stieb (1–0) Leibrandt (0–1) 39,115 1–0 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
2 October 9 Royals 6–5 (10) Henke (1–0) Quisenberry (0–1) 34,029 2–0 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
3 October 11 @ Royals 5–6 Farr (1–0) Clancy (0–1) 40,224 2–1 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
4 October 12 @ Royals 3–1 Henke (2–0) Leibrandt (0–2) 41,112 3–1 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
5 October 13 @ Royals 0–2 Jackson (1–0) Key (0–1) 40,046 3–2 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
6 October 15 Royals 3–5 Gubicza (1–0) Alexander (0–1) Quisenberry (1) 37,557 3–3 Boxscore[permanent dead link]
7 October 16 Royals 2–6 Leibrandt (1–2) Stieb (1–1) 32,084 3–4 Boxscore[permanent dead link]

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
Rick Leach 16 35 7 .200 0 1
Ron Shepherd 38 35 4 .114 0 1
Gary Allenson 14 34 4 .118 0 3
Willie Aikens 11 20 4 .200 1 5
Steve Nicosia 6 15 4 .267 0 1
Kelly Gruber 5 13 3 .231 0 1
Jeff Hearron 4 7 1 .143 0 0
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
Steve Davis 10 28 2 1 3.54 22
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
Stan Clarke 4 4 0 0 0 4.50 2

ALCS

Main article: 1985 American League Championship Series

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

See also: Minor League Baseball

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. ^ "Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers - Tagging 2 Runners on Double Plays".
  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