1986 Toronto Blue Jays season

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1986 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Labatt Breweries,
Imperial Trust,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Manager(s) Jimy Williams
Local television CFTO-TV
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
The Sports Network
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
Local radio CJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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The 1986 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's tenth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in Blue Jays finishing fourth in the American League East with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Tony Fernández and Jesse Barfield had career years with the Blue Jays. Fernandez led the American League with 683 at bats, and he was the first Blue Jay to get over 200 hits in a season with 213. Barfield led the American League with 40 home runs.

Mark Eichhorn also had a breakout year with the Blue Jays. He was second on the team with 10 saves, and he led the team in ERA with 1.72 and strikeouts with 166. He tied with Jim Clancy and Jimmy Key for the team lead in wins with 14.

  • May 17, 1986: Jesse Barfield had six RBIs in one game against the Cleveland Indians.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 95 66 .590 --
New York Yankees 90 72 .556
Detroit Tigers 87 75 .537
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 .531
Cleveland Indians 84 78 .519 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 77 84 .478 18
Baltimore Orioles 73 89 .451 22½

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1986 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1986 Game Log

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
C Whitt, ErnieErnie Whitt 131 395 106 .268 16 56
1B Upshaw, WillieWillie Upshaw 155 573 144 .251 9 60
2B García, DámasoDámaso García 122 424 119 .281 6 46
3B Mulliniks, RanceRance Mulliniks 117 348 90 .259 11 45
SS Fernández, TonyTony Fernández 163 687 213 .310 10 65
LF Bell, GeorgeGeorge Bell 159 641 198 .309 31 108
CF Moseby, LloydLloyd Moseby 152 589 149 .253 21 86
RF Barfield, JesseJesse Barfield 158 589 170 .289 40 108
DH Johnson, CliffCliff Johnson 107 336 84 .250 15 55

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Iorg, GarthGarth Iorg 137 327 85 .260 3 44
Leach, RickRick Leach 110 246 76 .309 5 39
Martinez, BuckBuck Martinez 81 160 29 .181 2 12
Gruber, KellyKelly Gruber 87 143 28 .196 5 15
Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder 34 83 13 .157 4 13
Lee, ManuelManuel Lee 35 78 16 .205 1 7
Shepherd, RonRon Shepherd 65 69 14 .203 2 4
Hearron, JeffJeff Hearron 12 23 5 .217 0 4
McGriff, FredFred McGriff 3 5 1 .200 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Key, JimmyJimmy Key 36 232 14 11 3.57 141
Clancy, JimJim Clancy 34 219.1 14 14 3.94 126
Stieb, DaveDave Stieb 37 205 7 12 4.74 127
Cerutti, JohnJohn Cerutti 34 145.1 9 4 4.15 89
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 17 111 5 4 4.46 65
Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson 16 88 7 2 3.89 39

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Gordon, DonDon Gordon 14 21.2 0 1 1 7.06 13
Clarke, StanStan Clarke 10 12.2 0 1 0 9.24 9
Aquino, LuisLuis Aquino 7 11.1 1 1 0 6.35 5
Musselman, JeffJeff Musselman 6 5.1 0 0 0 10.13 4
Davis, SteveSteve Davis 3 3.2 0 0 0 17.18 5
Ward, DuaneDuane Ward 2 2 0 1 0 13.50 1
Mahler, MickeyMickey Mahler 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Henke, TomTom Henke 63 91.1 9 5 27 3.35 118
Eichhorn, MarkMark Eichhorn 69 157 14 6 10 1.72 166
Lamp, DennisDennis Lamp 40 73 2 6 2 5.05 30
Acker, JimJim Acker 23 60 2 4 0 4.35 32
Caudill, BillBill Caudill 40 36.1 2 4 2 6.19 32

Award winners[edit]

All-Star Game

  • Jesse Barfield, Outfield
  • Lloyd Moseby, Outfield
  • Tony Fernández, Shortstop[7]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Doug Ault
AA Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League Larry Hardy
A Ventura County Gulls California League Glenn Ezell
A Florence Blue Jays South Atlantic League Héctor Torres
Short-Season A St. Catharines Blue Jays New York-Penn League Cloyd Boyer
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Dennis Holmberg

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Catharines[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luis Sojo page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mark Whiten page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b César Cedeño page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Joe Beckwith page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Doug Linton page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1985 Toronto Blue Jays season
1986 Toronto Blue Jays Season
1986
Succeeded by
1987 Toronto Blue Jays season