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1986 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • Normally, qualification for pct statistics is 1 IP per team game or 3.1 plate appearances per team game. TBC uses 2.2 plate appearances and 0.75 innings per team game for Minor Leagues.
  • 1986 American League Awards
    AL Comeback Player of the YearJohn Candelaria
    American League Cy Young AwardRoger Clemens
    American League Gold GloveRon Guidry Pitcher, Bob Boone Catcher, Don Mattingly First Base, Frank White Second Base, Gary Gaetti Third Base, Tony Fernandez Shortstop, Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Gary Pettis Outfielder, Jesse Barfield Outfielder
    American League Manager of the YearJohn McNamara
    American League Most Valuable PlayerRoger Clemens
    AL Player of the MonthKirby Puckett April, Wade Boggs May, Kent Hrbek June, Scott Fletcher July, Doug DeCinces August, Don Mattingly September
    American League Player of the WeekKirk Gibson April 7-April 13, Eddie Murray April 14-April 20, Kirby Puckett April 21-April 27, Roger Clemens April 28-May 4, Bruce Hurst May 5-May 11, Tony Phillips May 12-May 18, Fred Lynn May 19-May 25, Wade Boggs May 26-June 1, Oddibe McDowell June 2-June 8, Dave Henderson June 9-June 15, Don Sutton June 16-June 22, Kent Hrbek June 16-June 22, Kirk Gibson June 23-June 29, Fred Lynn June 30-July 6, Kirk Gibson July 14-July 20, Johnny Grubb July 21-July 27, Kirby Puckett July 28-August 3, Doug DeCinces August 4-August 10, George Brett August 11-August 17, Lloyd Moseby August 18-August 24, Pat Tabler August 25-August 31, George Bell September 1-September 7, Joe Carter September 1-September 7, Bill Buckner September 8-September 14, Joe Cowley September 15-September 21, Brook Jacoby September 22-September 28, Jack Morris September 22-September 28
    AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the YearDave Righetti
    American League Rookie of the YearJose Canseco
    AL Silver Slugger AwardLance Parrish C, Don Mattingly 1B, Frank White 2B, Wade Boggs 3B, Cal Ripken SS, George Bell OF, Kirby Puckett OF, Jesse Barfield OF, Don Baylor DH
    AL Pitcher of the MonthRoger Clemens April, Don Aase May, Roger Clemens June, Jack Morris July, Mike Witt August, Bruce Hurst September
    1986 Batting Leaders
    1Tony Fernandez163
    2Alfredo Griffin162
    3Cal Ripken162
    4Don Mattingly162
    5Joe Carter162
    6Brett Butler161
    7Kirby Puckett161
    8Don Baylor160
    9George Bell159
    10Ozzie Guillen159
    At Bats
    1Tony Fernandez687
    2Kirby Puckett680
    3Don Mattingly677
    4Joe Carter663
    5George Bell641
    6Willie Wilson631
    7Bill Buckner629
    8Cal Ripken627
    9Marty Barrett625
    10Jim Rice618
    1Rickey Henderson130
    2Kirby Puckett119
    3Don Mattingly117
    4Joe Carter108
    5Alan Trammell107
    6Jesse Barfield107
    7Wade Boggs107
    8Oddibe McDowell105
    9George Bell101
    10Cal Ripken98
    1Don Mattingly238
    2Kirby Puckett223
    3Tony Fernandez213
    4Wade Boggs207
    5Jim Rice200
    6Joe Carter200
    7George Bell198
    8Julio Franco183
    9Marty Barrett179
    10Cal Ripken177
    1Don Mattingly53
    2Wade Boggs47
    3Bill Buckner39
    4Jim Rice39
    5Marty Barrett39
    6George Bell38
    7Frank White37
    8Kirby Puckett37
    9Joe Carter36
    10Cal Ripken35
    1Brett Butler14
    2Ruben Sierra10
    3Joe Carter9
    4Tony Fernandez9
    5Alan Trammell7
    6Lonnie Smith7
    7Oddibe McDowell7
    8Randy Bush7
    9Robin Yount7
    10Willie Wilson7
    Home Runs
    1Jesse Barfield40
    2Dave Kingman35
    3Gary Gaetti34
    4Jose Canseco33
    5Rob Deer33
    6Don Baylor31
    7Don Mattingly31
    8George Bell31
    9Kirby Puckett31
    10Pete Incaviglia30
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    1Joe Carter121
    2Jose Canseco117
    3Don Mattingly113
    4Jim Rice110
    5Gary Gaetti108
    6George Bell108
    7Jesse Barfield108
    8Jim Presley107
    9Dave Winfield104
    10Bill Buckner102
    Stolen Bases
    1Rickey Henderson87
    2Gary Pettis50
    3John Cangelosi50
    4Kirk Gibson34
    5Willie Wilson34
    6Alfredo Griffin33
    7Oddibe McDowell33
    8Brett Butler32
    9Lloyd Moseby32
    10Harold Reynolds30
    Caught Stealing
    1John Moses18
    2Rickey Henderson18
    3John Cangelosi17
    4Alfredo Griffin16
    5Brett Butler15
    6Gary Gaetti15
    7Oddibe McDowell15
    8Gary Pettis13
    9Alan Trammell12
    10Dave Collins12
    1Wade Boggs105
    2Dwight Evans97
    3Willie Randolph94
    4Reggie Jackson92
    5Darrell Evans91
    6Brian Downing90
    7Rickey Henderson89
    8Ken Phelps88
    9Pete O'Brien87
    10George Brett80
    1Pete Incaviglia185
    2Rob Deer179
    3Jose Canseco175
    4Jim Presley172
    5Danny Tartabull157
    6Jesse Barfield146
    7Steve Balboni146
    8Brook Jacoby137
    9Phil Bradley134
    10Gary Pettis132
    Hit by Pitch
    1Don Baylor35
    2Brian Downing17
    3Lonnie Smith10
    4Willie Wilson9
    5Chet Lemon8
    6Jesse Barfield8
    7Jose Canseco8
    8Phil Bradley8
    9John Cangelosi7
    10Kirby Puckett7
    Intentional Walks
    1George Brett18
    2Wade Boggs14
    3Mike Easler13
    4Rich Gedman13
    5Don Mattingly11
    6Pete O'Brien11
    7Reggie Jackson11
    8Alvin Davis10
    9Mike Pagliarulo10
    10Bill Buckner9
    Sacrifice Hits
    1Marty Barrett18
    2Brett Butler17
    3Gary Pettis15
    4Greg Gagne13
    5Alfredo Griffin12
    6Bob Boone12
    7Ozzie Guillen12
    8Alan Trammell11
    9Andy Allanson11
    10Bobby Grich10
    Sacrifice Flies
    1Wally Joyner12
    2Don Mattingly10
    3Dick Schofield9
    4Jim Rice9
    5Jose Canseco9
    6Andre Thornton8
    7Bill Buckner8
    8Brian Downing8
    9Darnell Coles8
    10Harold Baines8
    Ground into Double Plays
    1Julio Franco28
    2Bill Buckner25
    3Dave Winfield20
    4Fred Lynn20
    5Lou Whitaker20
    6Cal Ripken19
    7Doug DeCinces19
    8Jim Rice19
    9Pete O'Brien19
    10Gary Gaetti18
    Total Bases
    1Don Mattingly388
    2Kirby Puckett365
    3George Bell341
    4Joe Carter341
    5Jesse Barfield329
    6Gary Gaetti309
    7Jim Rice303
    8Tony Fernandez294
    9Cal Ripken289
    10Jim Presley285
    Plate Appearances
    1Don Mattingly742
    2Tony Fernandez727
    3Kirby Puckett723
    4Marty Barrett713
    5Joe Carter709
    6Cal Ripken707
    7Rickey Henderson701
    8Jim Rice693
    9Wade Boggs693
    10George Bell690
    Batting Average
    1Wade Boggs.357
    2Don Mattingly.352
    3Kirby Puckett.328
    4Pat Tabler.326
    5Jim Rice.324
    6Robin Yount.312
    7Phil Bradley.310
    8Tony Fernandez.310
    9George Bell.309
    10Julio Franco.306
    On-Base Percentage
    1Wade Boggs.453
    2Phil Bradley.405
    3George Brett.401
    4Eddie Murray.396
    5Don Mattingly.394
    6Willie Randolph.393
    7Brian Downing.389
    8Robin Yount.388
    9Pete O'Brien.385
    10Jim Rice.384
    Slugging Percentage
    1Don Mattingly.573
    2Jesse Barfield.559
    3Kirby Puckett.537
    4George Bell.532
    5Gary Gaetti.518
    6Joe Carter.514
    7Larry Parrish.509
    8Rob Deer.494
    9Kirk Gibson.492
    10Jim Rice.490
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    1Don Mattingly967
    2Wade Boggs939
    3Jesse Barfield927
    4Kirby Puckett903
    5George Brett882
    6George Bell881
    7Jim Rice874
    8Gary Gaetti865
    9Kirk Gibson863
    10Eddie Murray859
    1Wade Boggs2.386
    2Marty Barrett2.097
    3Willie Randolph1.918
    4George Brett1.778
    5Bill Buckner1.600
    6Eddie Murray1.592
    7Don Mattingly1.514
    8Bob Boone1.433
    9Pete O'Brien1.318
    10Cal Ripken1.167
    1986 Pitching Leaders
    1Roger Clemens24
    2Jack Morris21
    3Teddy Higuera20
    4Dennis Rasmussen18
    5Mike Witt18
    6Bert Blyleven17
    7Charlie Hough17
    8Kirk McCaskill17
    9Frank Viola16
    10Oil Can Boyd16
    1Mike Morgan17
    2Richard Dotson17
    3Jose Guzman15
    4Scott McGregor15
    5Bert Blyleven14
    6Ed Correa14
    7Floyd Bannister14
    8Jim Clancy14
    9Mark Langston14
    10Mike Smithson14
    1Mitch Williams80
    2Dave Righetti74
    3Greg Harris73
    4Mark Eichhorn69
    5Bob Stanley66
    6Don Aase66
    7Matt Young65
    8Willie Hernandez64
    9Tom Henke63
    10Brian Fisher62
    Games Started
    1Frank Viola37
    2Mike Moore37
    3Bert Blyleven36
    4Mark Langston36
    5Jack Morris35
    6Jimmy Key35
    7Charlie Leibrandt34
    8Dave Stieb34
    9Don Sutton34
    10Jim Clancy34
    Complete Games
    1Tom Candiotti17
    2Bert Blyleven16
    3Jack Morris15
    4Teddy Higuera15
    5Mike Witt14
    6Bruce Hurst11
    7Mike Moore11
    8Kirk McCaskill10
    9Oil Can Boyd10
    10Roger Clemens10
    1Jack Morris6
    2Bruce Hurst4
    3Teddy Higuera4
    4Bert Blyleven3
    5Jim Clancy3
    6Juan Nieves3
    7Mike Witt3
    8Tom Candiotti3
    9Bret Saberhagen2
    10Charlie Hough2
    Games Finished
    1Dave Righetti68
    2Greg Harris63
    3Don Aase58
    4Dan Quisenberry54
    5Willie Hernandez53
    6Mark Clear52
    7Tom Henke51
    8Bob Stanley50
    9Donnie Moore42
    10Bob James40
    1Dave Righetti46
    2Don Aase34
    3Tom Henke27
    4Willie Hernandez24
    5Donnie Moore21
    6Ernie Camacho20
    7Greg Harris20
    8Bob Stanley16
    9Jay Howell16
    10Mark Clear16
    Innings Pitched
    1Bert Blyleven271.2
    2Mike Witt269
    3Jack Morris267
    4Mike Moore266
    5Roger Clemens254
    6Tom Candiotti252.1
    7Teddy Higuera248.1
    8Kirk McCaskill246.1
    9Frank Viola245.2
    10Mark Langston239.1
    1Mike Moore279
    2Bert Blyleven262
    3Frank Viola257
    4Mike Morgan243
    5Phil Niekro241
    6Dave Stieb239
    7Charlie Leibrandt238
    8Mark Langston234
    9Mike Smithson234
    10Tom Candiotti234
    1Mark Langston142
    2Mike Moore141
    3Frank Viola136
    4Bert Blyleven134
    5Dave Stieb128
    6Phil Niekro126
    7Mike Boddicker125
    8Richard Dotson125
    9Juan Nieves124
    10Mike Smithson123
    Earned Runs
    1Mark Langston129
    2Mike Moore127
    3Frank Viola123
    4Bert Blyleven121
    5Richard Dotson120
    6Mike Boddicker114
    7Bill Wegman113
    8Walt Terrell110
    9Mike Morgan109
    10Dave Stieb108
    Home Runs
    1Bert Blyleven50
    2Jack Morris40
    3Frank Viola37
    4Scott McGregor35
    5Ken Schrom34
    6Ken Dixon33
    7Bill Wegman32
    8Charlie Hough32
    9Oil Can Boyd32
    10Don Sutton31
    1Bobby Witt143
    2Ed Correa126
    3Mark Langston123
    4Jose Rijo108
    5Tom Candiotti106
    6Eric Plunk102
    7Walt Terrell98
    8Phil Niekro95
    9Mike Moore94
    10Kirk McCaskill92
    1Mark Langston245
    2Roger Clemens238
    3Jack Morris223
    4Bert Blyleven215
    5Mike Witt208
    6Teddy Higuera207
    7Kirk McCaskill202
    8Frank Viola191
    9Ed Correa189
    10Jose Rijo176
    Wild Pitches
    1Bobby Witt22
    2Ed Correa19
    3Charlie Hough16
    4Mark Gubicza15
    5Mike Smithson15
    6Frank Viola12
    7Jack Morris12
    8Tom Candiotti12
    9Roger Clemens11
    10Joe Niekro10
    1Eric Plunk6
    2Mitch Williams5
    3Joaquin Andujar4
    4Jose Rijo4
    5Tom Candiotti4
    6Bobby Witt3
    7Eric King3
    8Ken Dixon3
    9Mark Langston3
    10Roger Clemens3
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    1Roger Clemens2.48
    2Teddy Higuera2.79
    3Mike Witt2.84
    4Bruce Hurst3.00
    5Danny Jackson3.19
    6Jack Morris3.27
    7Kirk McCaskill3.37
    8Curt Young3.45
    9Floyd Bannister3.55
    10Jimmy Key3.57
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    1Roger Clemens0.97
    2Mike Witt1.08
    3Dennis Rasmussen1.16
    4Don Sutton1.16
    5Jack Morris1.16
    6Bert Blyleven1.18
    7Curt Young1.18
    8Charlie Hough1.20
    9Jim Clancy1.21
    10Teddy Higuera1.21
    Hits per 9 IP
    1Roger Clemens6.34
    2Dennis Rasmussen7.13
    3Mike Witt7.29
    4Charlie Hough7.36
    5Joe Cowley7.39
    6Ed Correa7.44
    7Kirk McCaskill7.57
    8Mark Gubicza7.71
    9Jack Morris7.72
    10Jose Rijo7.98
    HR per 9 IP
    1Mark Gubicza0.40
    2Danny Jackson0.63
    3Tom Candiotti0.64
    4Ed Correa0.67
    5Charlie Leibrandt0.70
    6Kirk McCaskill0.70
    7Mike Witt0.74
    8Roger Clemens0.74
    9Mike Flanagan0.78
    10Juan Nieves0.83
    BB per 9 IP
    1Ron Guidry1.78
    2Oil Can Boyd1.89
    3Bert Blyleven1.92
    4Bill Wegman1.95
    5Don Sutton2.13
    6Ken Schrom2.14
    7Roger Clemens2.37
    8Dennis Leonard2.38
    9Mike Witt2.44
    10Charlie Leibrandt2.45
    SO per 9 IP
    1Mark Langston9.23
    2Bruce Hurst8.64
    3Roger Clemens8.43
    4Ed Correa8.42
    5Jose Rijo8.16
    6Ken Dixon7.57
    7Jack Morris7.52
    8Teddy Higuera7.51
    9Kirk McCaskill7.39
    10Joe Cowley7.33
    1Bert Blyleven3.707
    2Ron Guidry3.684
    3Roger Clemens3.552
    4Bruce Hurst3.340
    5Oil Can Boyd2.867
    6Mike Witt2.849
    7Teddy Higuera2.797
    8Jack Morris2.720
    9Don Sutton2.367
    10Mike Boddicker2.365

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