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Encyclopedia > 1985 World Series
1985 World Series
Team / Wins Manager Season
Kansas City Royals (4) Dick Howser 91-71, .562
St Louis Cardinals (3) Whitey Herzog 101-61, .623
Dates: October 19 – October 27
MVP: Bret Saberhagen (Kansas City)
Television: ABC
Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer
Umpires: Umpires: Don Denkinger (AL), Billy Williams (NL), Jim McKean (AL), Bob Engel (NL), John Shulock (AL), Jim Quick (NL)
ALCS: Kansas City Royals over Toronto Blue Jays (4-3)
NLCS: St Louis Cardinals over Los Angeles Dodgers (4-2)
World Series Program


The 1985 World Series began on October 19, 1985 and ended October 27. The American League champion Kansas City Royals played against the National League champion St Louis Cardinals, winning the series 4 games to 3. The Series was popularly known as the "Show-Me Series", or the "I-70 Showdown Series", as both cities are in Missouri, separated by the connecting Interstate 70. Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_1985. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Richard Dalton (Dick) Howser (May 14, 1936 - June 17, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball shortstop and manager. ... The St. ... Whitey Herzog (born November 9, 1931) is a former major league baseball player and manager. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Bret William Saberhagen (born April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former Major League and minor league baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945 in New York, NY), best known as Jim Palmer and nicknamed Cakes, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984). ... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... Donald Anton Denkinger (born August 28, 1936 in Cedar Falls, Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1968 to 1998. ... Jim McKean (born 1945 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian born major league baseball umpire and umpired games since 1976. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... The St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


The Cardinals won the National League East division by three games over the New York Mets, then defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, four games to two, in the National League Championship Series. The Royals won the American League West division by one game over the California Angels then defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, four games to three, in the American League Championship Series. The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... The 1985 National League Championship series was played between the St. ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... The 1985 American League Championship Series was played between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 16, 1985. ...


The Cardinals were seeking to win their NL-leading tenth World Championship, while the Royals were seeking to become the first AL expansion team to win the World Series.

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Summary

AL Kansas City Royals (4) vs. NL St Louis Cardinals (3) Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The St. ...

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Cardinals – 3, Royals – 1 October 19 Royals Stadium (Kansas City) 41,650 2:48
2 Cardinals – 4, Royals – 2 October 20 Royals Stadium (Kansas City) 41,656 2:44
3 Royals – 6, Cardinals – 1 October 22 Busch Stadium (St. Louis) 53,634 3:00
4 Royals – 0, Cardinals – 3 October 23 Busch Stadium (St. Louis) 53,634 2:19
5 Royals – 6, Cardinals – 1 October 24 Busch Stadium (St. Louis) 53,634 2:52
6 Cardinals – 1, Royals – 2 October 26 Royals Stadium (Kansas City) 41,628 2:48
7 Cardinals – 0, Royals – 11 October 27 Royals Stadium (Kansas City) 41,658 2:46

In the 1985 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, umpires' mistaken calls influenced the outcome of game 6. In the 4th inning of the scoreless game, Frank White seemed to have stolen second base but was called out by the umpire. Replays later showed that White had been safe, and the following batter, Pat Sheridan, hit a harmless single into the outfield. Jorge Orta's Royals were trailing 3 games to 2 in the Series and 1-0 on the scoreboard when he led off the bottom of the ninth with a ground ball to Cardinal first baseman Jack Clark, who flipped the ball to Cardinal pitcher Todd Worrell covering first. First base umpire Don Denkinger called Orta safe, but television replays later showed that Worrell had beaten him to the base. The call shifted momentum of the Series to the Royals, who won the game 2-1, and the Series the next night on Bret Saberhagen's 11-0 shutout. is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Frank White, Jr. ... Patrick Arthur Sheridan (born December 4, 1957 in Ann Arbor, Michigan), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1981, 1983-1989, and 1991. ... Jorge Orta (b. ... Jack Anthony Clark (born November 10, 1955 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania), also known as “Jack the Ripper”, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Todd Roland Worrell (born September 28, 1959 in Arcadia, California) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the St. ...


It was the second Missouri-only World Series: the first was the 1944 World Series between two St. Louis teams, the St. Louis Cardinals vs. the St. Louis Browns (a team that later moved and is now the Baltimore Orioles). The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... (For the 1901-02 American League team known as the Baltimore Orioles, see New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ...


Although the Royals lost the first two games at home, they overcame their poor start and became World Series champions for the first time, thanks in particular to Don Denkinger's blown call, and MVP Bret Saberhagen's victories in Games 3 and 7. The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Bret William Saberhagen (born April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ...


Matchups

Game 1

October 19, 1985 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 1 Kansas City Royals 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 PITCHERS: STL - Tudor, Worrell (7) KC - Jackson, Quisenberry (8), Jackson (9) WP - Tudor LP - Jackson SAVE - Worrell HOME RUNS: STL- none KC- none ATTENDANCE: 41,650 

John Tudor continued his regular season success in the World Series by stopping the Royals, 3-1. Danny Jackson was the Royals starter and loser. John Tudor (born February 2, 1954 in Schenectady, NY) is a baseball player. ... Danny Lynn Jackson (born January 5, 1962 San Antonio, Texas - ) was a pitcher with a 15 year career from 1983 to 1997. ...


Game 2

October 20, 1985 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 6 0 Kansas City Royals 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 PITCHERS: STL - Cox, Dayley (8), Lahti (9) KC - Leibrandt, Quisenberry (9) WP - Dayley LP - Leibrandt SAVE - Lahti HOME RUNS: STL- none KC - none ATTENDANCE: 41,656 

Charlie Leibrandt continued a history of tough luck in the post-season. The previous year, he had lost game three of the 1984 ALCS, 1-0, when he pitched a three-hit complete game. He lost game four in the 1985 ALCS in the ninth inning. And clinging to a two-run lead in the ninth, manager Dick Howser opted to not send in his relief ace Dan Quisenberry to close out the game. Leibrandt faltered, and only one out from tying the series at one apiece, Leibrandt yielded a bases loaded double to Terry Pendleton that scored three runs and gave the Cardinals a 4-2 win at Royals Stadium. Charlie Leibrandt (born October 4, 1956 in Chicago) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for 14 years from 1979 to 1993 for the Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers. ... The 1984 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals. ... Richard Dalton (Dick) Howser (May 14, 1936 - June 17, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball shortstop and manager. ... Daniel Raymond Quisenberry (February 7, 1953 – September 30, 1998), nicknamed Quiz, was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Kansas City Royals. ... Terry Lee Pendleton (b. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ...


Game 3

October 22, 1985 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Kansas City Royals 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 6 11 0 St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 PITCHERS: KC - Saberhagen STL - Andujar, Campbell (5), Horton (6), Dayley (8) WP - Saberhagen LP - Andujar SAVE - none HOME RUNS: KC - White STL - none ATTENDANCE: 53,634 

The Royals got back into the series by riding ace Bret Saberhagen to a 6-1 victory against twenty-game winner Joaquín Andújar. Saberhagen flashed messages on the television screen to his pregnant wife who was due to give birth any day. She eventually gave birth on October 26. Bret William Saberhagen (born April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Pitcher Joaquín Andújar, with the Astros Joaquín Andújar [an-DOO-har] (born December 21, 1952 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Houston Astros (1976-81, 1988), St. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Royals second baseman Frank White made history by becoming the first second baseman in the history of the World Series to hit in the clean-up spot in the batting order. White came through with a home run of Andujar. Frank White, Jr. ...


Game 4

October 23, 1985 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Kansas City Royals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 St. Louis Cardinals 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 6 0 PITCHERS: KC - Black, Beckwith (6), Quisenberry (8) STL - Tudor WP - Tudor LP - Black SAVE - none HOME RUNS: KC - none STL - Landrum, McGee ATTENDANCE: 53,634 

John Tudor's complete game shutout put the Cardinals on the verge of winning their second World Series in four years, 3-0. Tito Landrum, only playing due to an injury to Vince Coleman, continued to make his case for MVP with a home run. John Tudor (born February 2, 1954 in Schenectady, NY) is a baseball player. ... Terry Lee Landrum (born October 25, 1954 in Joplin, Missouri), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1980-1988. ... Vince Coleman can refer to two different people: Vince Coleman: a train dispatcher died in the Halifax Explosion Vince Coleman: a former Major League Baseball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Game 5

October 24, 1985 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Kansas City Royals 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 11 2 St. Louis Cardinals 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 PITCHERS: KC - Jackson STL - Forsch, Horton (2), Campbell (4), Worrell (6), Lahti (8) WP - Jackson LP - Forsch SAVE - none HOME RUNS: KC - none STL - none ATTENDANCE: 53,634 

Entering this game, the Royals were three for three in must-win games in the postseason. They ended this one four for four with a victory over the Cardinals, again by the score of 6-1. Danny Jackson was the winning pitcher, following the same formula and pitching rotation as the Royals did in the ALCS where Jackson also won game five.


Game 6

October 26, 1985 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 Kansas City Royals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 10 0 PITCHERS: STL - Cox, Dayley (8), Worrell (9) KC - Leibrandt, Quisenberry (8) WP - Quisenberry LP - Worrell SAVE - none HOME RUNS: STL - none KC - none ATTENDANCE: 41,628 

A pitcher's duel unfolded between Danny Cox and Charlie Leibrandt, the tough-luck loser in Game Two. They traded goose eggs until the eighth, when Brian Harper singled home Terry Pendleton to give the Cardinals the lead and inside track for the title. But the bottom of the ninth featured controversy and a collapse by the Cardinals. Danny Bradford Cox, born September 21, 1959 in Northampton, England, was a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Brian David Harper (born October 16, 1959 in Los Angeles, California) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for teams in both the American and National Leagues during his 16-year career (1979 - 1995). ...

The Royals' Jorge Orta is called safe by Don Denkinger.

Whitey Herzog called on rookie reliever Todd Worrell to pitch the ninth. The first batter, Jorge Orta, sent a routine bouncer to Jack Clark. He tossed to Worrell and got Orta for the seeming first out, but umpire Don Denkinger erroneously called Orta safe. Every replay angle indicated that Orta was out. Instead of one out, the Royals now had one on and slugger Steve Balboni at the plate. Balboni lifted a routine pop-up in foul territory along the first base dugout. Darrell Porter claimed he had it and then didn't, and the ball fell harmlessly behind Jack Clark. Given a reprieve, Balboni singled, putting runners at first and second with nobody out. Sent to bunt the runners over, Jim Sundberg's bunt was fielded perfectly by Worrell, and he threw out Orta at third. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jorge Orta (b. ... Donald Anton Denkinger (born August 28, 1936 in Cedar Falls, Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1968 to 1998. ... Whitey Herzog (born November 9, 1931) is a former major league baseball player and manager. ... Todd Roland Worrell (born September 28, 1959 in Arcadia, California) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the St. ... Jorge Orta (b. ... Jack Anthony Clark (born November 10, 1955 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania), also known as “Jack the Ripper”, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Donald Anton Denkinger (born August 28, 1936 in Cedar Falls, Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1968 to 1998. ... Steve Balboni was a professional baseball player with tremendous home run power and a tendency to strike out frequently. ... Darrell Ray Porter (January 17, 1952 – August 5, 2002) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball, and one of the first American professional athletes to publicly admit he had a problem with substance abuse. ... James Howard Sundberg (born May 18, 1951 in Galesburg, Illinois) is a former professional baseball catcher for a number of teams, most significantly the Texas Rangers. ...


But the rally stopper was undone when Porter's passed ball allowed the runners to move up and forced Herzog to walk Royals pinch-hitter Hal McRae. With the bases loaded and one out, pinch-hitter Dane Iorg looped a single to right field. Pinch runner Onix Concepcion scored the tying run and Sundberg approached the plate with the winning run. Andy Van Slyke's throw was on the money, but Porter made a short attempt to tag Sundberg, who slid home safely with the game-winning run. Harold Abraham McRae (born July 10, 1945 in Avon Park, Florida) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1968, 1970-72) and Kansas City Royals (1973-87). ... Dane Iorg (Born May 11, 1950 in Eureka, California) is a retired Major League Baseball infielder and outfielder. ... Onix Cardona Concepcion Cardona (Born October 5, 1957) in Dorado, Puerto Rico, is a retired Major League Baseball shortstop. ... Andrew James Van Slyke (born December 21, 1960, in Utica, New York) is a retired American Major League Baseball outfielder, and the current first base coach for the Detroit Tigers. ...


The Cardinals fumed afterward, blaming Denkinger for the call and the loss. Denkinger was also scheduled to be the home plate umpire in Game 7. See also:

  • MLB.com's coverage Game 6
  • Don Denkinger#The Call

Donald Anton Denkinger (born August 28, 1936 in Cedar Falls, Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1968 to 1998. ...

Game 7

October 27, 1985 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 Kansas City Royals 0 2 3 0 6 0 0 0 X 11 14 0 PITCHERS: STL - Tudor, Campbell (3), Lahti (5), Horton (5), Andujar (5), Forsch (5), Dayley (7) KC - Saberhagen WP - Saberhagen LP - Tudor SAVE - none HOME RUNS: STL - none KC - Motley ATTENDANCE: 41,658 

One night after becoming a father, Bret Saberhagen tossed a five-hitter and the Royals became the only team to ever come from a three games to one deficit twice in the same postseason to win the World Series. They also were the first team to lose the first two games at home and rally to win the Series. Saberhagen got all the offense he needed when Darryl Motley homered to left off John Tudor. Tudor left the game trailing in the third, and hit a power fan that resulted in a cut fingertip. In the long fifth inning, reliever Joaquín Andújar twice charged home plate umpire Don Denkinger to disagree with his strike zone. Andújar and Whitey Herzog were both ejected, and Andújar was suspended for the first ten games of the 1986 season. Bret William Saberhagen (born April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Darryl Motley (born January 21, 1960 in Muskogee, Oklahoma), is a former professional baseball player who playd 6 seasons in the Major Leagues from 1981 and 1983-1987. ... John Tudor (born February 2, 1954 in Schenectady, NY) is a baseball player. ... Pitcher Joaquín Andújar, with the Astros Joaquín Andújar [an-DOO-har] (born December 21, 1952 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Houston Astros (1976-81, 1988), St. ... Whitey Herzog (born November 9, 1931) is a former major league baseball player and manager. ... // A very slow pitch with a high arcing trajectory. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ...


Composite Box

1985 World Series (4-3): Kansas City Royals (A.L.) over St Louis Cardinals (N.L.) Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The St. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City Royals 1 6 3 4 8 0 2 1 3 28 68 3
St Louis Cardinals 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 5 13 40 2
Total Attendance: 327,494   Average Attendance: 46,785
Winning Player’s Share: – $76,342,   Losing Player’s Share – $54,922 *Includes Playoffs and World Series

Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The St. ...

Trivia

  • This was the first World Series in which all games were played at night.
  • St Louis Cardinals’ manager Whitey Herzog was ejected in Game 7 by home plate umpire, Don Denkinger. Denkinger had infamously and incorrectly called safe Jorge Orta at first base in Game 6. When asked about why he would allow himself to get ejected from the seventh game of the World Series, Herzog said "I've seen enough!"
  • The day before starting Game 7, World Series MVP Bret Saberhagen's wife Janeane gave birth to the couple's first child, a nine-pound, three-ounce boy named Drew William. By the 8th inning of Game 7, Saberhagen looked directly towards ABC's cameras and asked his wife over the air, "Is the baby still there?"
  • John Tudor was so enraged after his performance in Game 7, in which he allowed five earned runs and four walks in 2 1/3 innings, that he took a punch (with his throwing hand) at an electric fan. The fan got the better of the encounter. Many viewers were initially confused when the announcers reported that Tudor had "punched a fan in the clubhouse."
  • This was the first World Series that featured commentator Tim McCarver, who called the World Series with Al Michaels and Jim Palmer for ABC. Howard Cosell was originally supposed to be in the booth, but he was removed from his assignment just prior to Game 1 because of the controversy surrounding his book I Never Played the Game.
  • Game 6 hero (and former Cardinal) Dane Iorg got his nose broken when his teammates, led by 230 pound (104 kg) pitcher Mike Jones, mobbed him after his game winning hit.
  • Perhaps the most memorable image of the Series was George Brett racing over to hug Bret Saberhagen after the clinching out. Just moments earlier, Brett approached his pitcher at the mound and told him to stick around on the mound once the final out was made. Brett said he wanted to make sure Saberhagen went to either himself or Frank White, the two franchise players who had spent 12 years helping get the Royals to that point.
  • The St Louis Cardinals scored only 13 total runs - an all-time low for a seven game series - scoring only once in the final 26 innings of the series. If they had held on for the win in Game 6, they still would have been outscored in the series 15-13.
  • According to George Brett, although he has come in contact with embattled umpire Don Denkinger (briefly crossing paths at banquets for instance) years after the controversial events in the 1985 World Series, Brett has claimed that he has never directly mentioned "The Call" to Denkinger.
  • According to Cardinals reliever Todd Worrell, catcher Darrell Porter had a routine where if he wanted to change pitches, he would gesture to his mask for the signal. Just prior to Worrell throwing a passed ball (which allowed the Royals to tie the game in the in Game 6), Porter reached into his mask to push his glasses back (as opposed to simply touching the side of the mask). As a result, Worrell thought that Porter wanted to him to pitch a slider as opposed to a fastball.
  • Later in life, Royals Center Fielder Willie Wilson was forced to file bankruptcy and had to sell off all of his assets, including his 1985 World Series ring. The ring sold for $16,250. [1] The entire 1985 Royals team then went back to the ring buyer, and bought the ring back for Wilson. [2]

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Quote(s) of the Series

George Brett (right) and Bret Saberhagen embrace as the Royals win game seven.
Is the baby still there? - Bret Saberhagen (see above)
Little squibber to the right side, Worrell racing to cover and the throw doesn't get him! - ABC Sports announcer Al Michaels calling Don Denkinger's infamous call in Game 6
Looks like he's out! - ABC Sports color commentator Jim Palmer pointing out Don Denkinger's mistake.
And there's a blooper to right field for a base hit! Concepcion scores! Here comes Sundberg! Here comes the throw...he scores!!! We go to a seventh!!! - Al Michaels
That's Whitey Herzog screaming at Don Denkinger! - ABC Sports color commentator Tim McCarver talking about the Cardinal manager's frustrations with the home plate umpire in Game 7.
To (Darryl) Motley...for the title! The Kansas City Royals are the 1985 World Champions. - Al Michaels
Eleven to nothing. The one-oh pitch...fly ball, Motley going back to the track...no outs to go! The Royals have won the 1985 World Series. And they converge on the mound in celebration! - Denny Matthews

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Reference(s)

Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 407-411)


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