1985 Milwaukee Brewers season

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1985 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bud Selig
General manager(s)Harry Dalton
Manager(s)George Bamberger
Local televisionWVTV
(Steve Shannon, Mike Hegan)
Local radioWTMJ (AM)
(Bob Uecker, Pat Hughes)
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The 1985 Milwaukee Brewers season involved the Brewers' finishing 6th in the American League East with a record of 71 wins and 90 losses.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 7, 1984: Don Sutton was traded by the Brewers to the Oakland Athletics for Ray Burris, Eric Barry (minors), and a player to be named later. The Athletics completed the deal by sending Ed Myers (minors) to the Brewers on March 25, 1985.[1]
  • January 3, 1985: Steve Carter was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but did not sign.[2]
  • January 8, 1985: Jim Kern was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[3]
  • January 18, 1985: Jim Sundberg was traded by the Brewers to the Kansas City Royals as part of a 4-team trade. Danny Darwin and a player to be named later were traded by the Texas Rangers to the Brewers, and Tim Leary was traded by the New York Mets to the Brewers. Don Slaught was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Rangers. Frank Wills was traded by the Royals to the Mets. The Rangers completed the trade by sending Bill Nance (minors) to the Brewers on January 30.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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[edit]

1985 American League Records

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[edit]

  • June 17, 1985: Jim Kern was released by the Brewers.[3]

Draft picks[edit]

  • June 3, 1985: B. J. Surhoff was drafted by the Brewers in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft.[5]
  • June 3, 1985: Steve Carter was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign.[2]

Roster[edit]

1985 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
3B Paul Molitor 140 576 171 .297 10 48

Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Carlos Ponce 21 62 10 .161 1 5

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ray Burris 29 170.1 9 13 4.81 81
Tim Leary 5 33.1 1 4 4.05 29

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jaime Cocanower 24 116.1 6 8 4.33 44
Chuck Porter 6 13.2 0 0 1.98 8

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Pete Ladd 29 0 0 2 4.53 22
Jim Kern 5 0 1 0 6.55 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League Tom Trebelhorn
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Terry Bevington
A Stockton Ports California League Tom Gamboa
A Beloit Brewers Midwest League Dave Machemer
Rookie Helena Gold Sox Pioneer League Mike Easom

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Vancouver

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Don Sutton at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ a b https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cartest01.shtml
  3. ^ a b Jim Kern at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Danny Darwin at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ B.J. Surhoff at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]