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1986 Major League Baseball season

This article is about the 1986 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1986 in baseball.
1986 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 7, 1986 – October 21, 1986
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Roger Clemens (BOS)
NL: Mike Schmidt (PHI)
League Postseason
AL champions Boston Red Sox
  AL runners-up California Angels
NL champions New York Mets
  NL runners-up Houston Astros
World Series
World Series champions New York Mets
  Runners-up Boston Red Sox
World Series MVP Ray Knight (NYM)
MLB seasons

The 1986 Major League Baseball season.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Wade Boggs BOS .357 Tim Raines MON .334
HR Jesse Barfield TOR 40 Mike Schmidt PHI 37
RBI Joe Carter CLE 121 Mike Schmidt PHI 119
Wins Roger Clemens BOS 24 Fernando Valenzuela LAD 21
ERA Roger Clemens BOS 2.48 Mike Scott HOU 2.22
SO Mark Langston SEA 245 Mike Scott HOU 306
SV Dave Righetti NYY 46 Todd Worrell STL 36
SB Rickey Henderson NYY 87 Vince Coleman STL 107

Major league baseball final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Boston Red Sox   95 66 .590    –
2nd New York Yankees   90 72 .556   5.5
3rd Detroit Tigers   87 75 .537   8.5
4th Toronto Blue Jays   86 76 .531   9.5
5th Cleveland Indians   84 78 .519 11.5
6th Milwaukee Brewers   77 84 .478 18.0
7th Baltimore Orioles   73 89 .451 22.5
West Division
1st California Angels   92 70 .568    –
2nd Texas Rangers   87 75 .537   5.0
3rd Kansas City Royals   76 86 .469 16.0
3rd Oakland Athletics   76 86 .469 16.0
5th Chicago White Sox   72 90 .444 20.0
6th Minnesota Twins   71 91 .438 21.0
7th Seattle Mariners   67 95 .414 25.0
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st New York Mets 108 54 .667    –
2nd Philadelphia Phillies   86 75 .534 21.5
3rd St. Louis Cardinals   79 82 .491 28.5
4th Montreal Expos   78 83 .484 29.5
5th Chicago Cubs   70 90 .438 37.0
6th Pittsburgh Pirates   64 98 .395 44.0
West Division
1st Houston Astros   96 66 .593    –
2nd Cincinnati Reds   86 76 .531 10.0
3rd San Francisco Giants   83 79 .512 13.0
4th San Diego Padres   74 88 .457 22.0
5th Los Angeles Dodgers   73 89 .451 23.0
6th Atlanta Braves   72 89 .447 23.5


American League

Team Manager Notes
Baltimore Orioles Earl Weaver
Boston Red Sox John McNamara Won American League Pennant
California Angels Gene Mauch
Chicago White Sox Tony La Russa, Doug Rader, Jim Fregosi
Cleveland Indians Pat Corrales
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals Dick Howser, Mike Ferraro
Milwaukee Brewers George Bamberger, Tom Trebelhorn
Minnesota Twins Ray Miller, Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Lou Piniella
Oakland Athletics Jackie Moore, Jeff Newman, Tony La Russa
Seattle Mariners Chuck Cottier, Marty Martínez, Dick Williams
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine
Toronto Blue Jays Jimy Williams

National League

Team Manager Notes
Atlanta Braves Chuck Tanner
Chicago Cubs Jim Frey, John Vukovich, Gene Michael
Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose
Houston Astros Hal Lanier
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Buck Rodgers
New York Mets Davey Johnson Won World Series
Philadelphia Phillies John Felske
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog
San Diego Padres Steve Boros
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig


  • April 29 - Roger Clemens struck out 20 batters in one game, the first time any pitcher had struck out 20 batters in a nine-inning game.[1]
  • June 6 – San Diego Padres manager Steve Boros is ejected before the first pitch, after showing the umpire video footage of a disputed play from the night before.[2]




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