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1985 Milwaukee Brewers season

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

  • 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

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 99 62 .615 --
New York Yankees 97 64 .602 2
Detroit Tigers 84 77 .522 15
Baltimore Orioles 83 78 .516 16
Boston Red Sox 81 81 .500 18½
Milwaukee Brewers 71 90 .441 28
Cleveland Indians 60 102 .370 39½


Notable transactions

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

Draft picks

  • 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

1985 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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
3B Molitor, PaulPaul Molitor 140 576 171 .297 10 48

Other batters

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
Ponce, CarlosCarlos Ponce 21 62 10 .161 1 5

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
Burris, RayRay Burris 29 170.1 9 13 4.81 81
Leary, TimTim Leary 5 33.1 1 4 4.05 29

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
Cocanower, JaimeJaime Cocanower 24 116.1 6 8 4.33 44
Porter, ChuckChuck Porter 6 13.2 0 0 1.98 8

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
Ladd, PetePete Ladd 29 0 0 2 4.53 22
Kern, JimJim Kern 5 0 1 0 6.55 3

Farm system

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

References

  • 1985 Milwaukee Brewers team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1985 Milwaukee Brewers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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