1987 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1987 throughout the world.

Major League Baseball[edit]

League Championship Series
NBC
World Series
ABC
           
East Detroit Tigers 1
West Minnesota Twins 4
AL Minnesota Twins 4
NL St. Louis Cardinals 3
East St. Louis Cardinals 4
West San Francisco Giants 3

Other champions[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Wade Boggs BOS .363 Tony Gwynn SDP .370
HR Mark McGwire OAK 49 Andre Dawson CHC 49
RBI George Bell TOR 134 Andre Dawson CHC 137
Wins Roger Clemens BOS &
Dave Stewart OAK
20 Rick Sutcliffe CHC 18
ERA Jimmy Key TOR 2.76 Nolan Ryan HOU 2.76

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

Draft[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Movies[edit]

Births[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 1 - Velma Abbott, 57, Canadian infielder who played from 1946 to 1947 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
  • January 5 - Dale Mitchell, 65, All-Star left fielder and career .312 hitter who spent almost his entire career with the Indians; made the last out in Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, but had only one more major league at bat
  • January 6 - Margaret Danhauser, 65, outstanding first sacker for the Racine Belles of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943 through 1950
  • January 17 - Ed Busch, 69, shortstop who played from 1943 to 1945 for the Philadelphia Athletics
  • January 20 - Hank Behrman, 65, pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants between 1946 and 1949

February[edit]

  • February 2 - Olive Little, 69, Canadian All-Star female pitcher who threw four no-hitters in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
  • February 9 - Larry French, 79, All-Star pitcher who won 197 games, primarily with the Pirates and Cubs, before beginning a 26-year Naval career in 1943

March[edit]

  • March 8 - Zeke Bonura, 78, first baseman for the White Sox, Senators, Giants and Cubs, who hit .300 or more in four of his seven major league seasons with a career-high .345 in 1937
  • March 11 - Fred Lucas, 84, outfielder who hit a .265 average in 20 games for the 1935 Philadelphia Phillies
  • March 16 - Bob Kline, 77, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics and Washington Senators in the 1930s, later a minor league manager

April[edit]

  • April 27 - John Burrows, 74, pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago Cubs in the 1940s

May[edit]

  • May 1 - Bobo Holloman, 62, pitcher for the 1953 St. Louis Browns, who threw a no-hitter in his major league debut
  • May 7 - Boom-Boom Beck, 82, pitcher who posted a 38-65 record for seven different teams between 1924 and 1945
  • May 14 - Luke Sewell, 86, All-Star catcher for four AL teams who managed the St. Louis Browns to their only pennant in 1944
  • May 31 - Jerry Adair, 50, middle infielder for four AL teams, mainly the Orioles, who set various records for error-free play

June[edit]

  • June 13 - Huck Betts, 90, pitcher who had a 61-68 record with the Philadelphia Phillies (1920–25) and Boston Braves (1932–35)
  • June 15 - George Smith, 49, Negro League second baseman who played from 1963 to 1966 for the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox
  • June 17 - Dick Howser, 51, manager, formerly an All-Star shortstop, who led the Kansas City Royals to their only World Series championship in 1985

July[edit]

  • July 22 - Don McMahon, 57, All-Star relief pitcher for seven teams who led NL in saves in 1959, retired with the third most relief appearances in history
  • July 27 - Travis Jackson, 83, Hall of Fame shortstop for the New York Giants who batted .300 six times, led NL shortstops in assists four times and double plays twice; later a minor league manager

August[edit]

  • August 8 - Juan Antonio Yanes, 85, who for more than three decades was one of the leading promoters of Venezuelan baseball both in the amateur and professional fields
  • August 31 - Dick Young, 69, longtime New York sportswriter known for his hard-hitting style

September[edit]

  • September 1 - Pinky Whitney, 82, All-Star third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves who had four 100-RBI seasons
  • September 2 - Cam Carreon, 50, catcher for the Orioles, Indians and White Sox from 1959 to 1966

October[edit]

  • October 10 - Pete Cote, 85, utility for the 1926 New York Giants

November[edit]

  • November 16 - Jim Brewer, 49, All-Star relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who held the club record for career saves
  • November 17 - Paul Derringer, 81, 6-time All-Star pitcher who had four 20-win seasons for the Cincinnati Reds; earned 2-1 victory in Game 7 of the 1940 World Series
  • November 21 - Dusty Cooke, 80, outfielder for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds during the 1930s, who later coached and managed with the Philadelphia Phillies
  • November 27 - Babe Herman, 84, right fielder who batted .324 lifetime, and whose popularity while with the Brooklyn Dodgers was undiminished through a variety of fielding and baserunning lapses; hit for the cycle three times

December[edit]

  • December 24 - Nino Espinosa, 34, pitcher for the Mets, Phillies and Blue Jays from 1974 to 1981