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The 1986 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's tenth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing fourth in the American League East with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

1986 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record86–76 (.531)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Labatt Breweries,
Imperial Trust,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Pat Gillick
Manager(s)Jimy Williams
Local televisionCFTO-TV
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
The Sports Network
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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.

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 95 66 0.590 51–30 44–36
New York Yankees 90 72 0.556 41–39 49–33
Detroit Tigers 87 75 0.537 49–32 38–43
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 0.531 42–39 44–37
Cleveland Indians 84 78 0.519 11½ 45–35 39–43
Milwaukee Brewers 77 84 0.478 18 41–39 36–45
Baltimore Orioles 73 89 0.451 22½ 37–42 36–47

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1986 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 6–6 9–3 4–9 1–12 6–6 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–5
Boston 9–4 5–7 7–5 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 10–2 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–4 7–6
California 6–6 7–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–7 7–6 7–5 10–3 8–5 8–5 6–6
Chicago 3–9 5–7 6–7 5–7 6–6 7–6 5–7 6–7 6–6 7–6 8–5 2–11 6–6
Cleveland 9–4 3–10 6–6 7–5 4–9 8–4 8–5 6–6 5–8 10–2 9–3 6–6 3–10–1
Detroit 12–1 6–7 5–7 6–6 9–4 5–7 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 4–9
Kansas City 6–6 6–6 5–8 6–7 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 5–8 8–5 5–7
Milwaukee 7–6 6–6 7–5 7–5 5–8 5–8 6–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 4–8 7–6
Minnesota 4–8 2–10 6–7 7–6 6–6 5–7 7–6 8–4 4–8 6–7 6–7 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 8–5 5–7 6–6 8–5 7–6 8–4 5–8 8–4 5–7 8–4 7–5 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 3–10 6–7 2–10 6–6 5–8 7–5 7–6 7–5 10–3 3–10 8–4
Seattle 6–6 4–8 5–8 5–8 3–9 6–6 8–5 6–6 7–6 4–8 3–10 4–9 6–6
Texas 7–5 4–8 5–8 11–2 6–6 5–7 5–8 8–4 7–6 5–7 10–3 9–4 5–7
Toronto 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–6 10–3–1 9–4 7–5 6–7 8–4 6–7 4–8 6–6 7–5


TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

RosterEdit

1986 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

1986 Game Log

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Ernie Whitt 131 395 106 .268 16 56
1B Willie Upshaw 155 573 144 .251 9 60
2B Dámaso García 122 424 119 .281 6 46
3B Rance Mulliniks 117 348 90 .259 11 45
SS Tony Fernández 163 687 213 .310 10 65
LF George Bell 159 641 198 .309 31 108
CF Lloyd Moseby 152 589 149 .253 21 86
RF Jesse Barfield 158 589 170 .289 40 108
DH Cliff Johnson 107 336 84 .250 15 55

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Garth Iorg 137 327 85 .260 3 44
Rick Leach 110 246 76 .309 5 39
Buck Martinez 81 160 29 .181 2 12
Kelly Gruber 87 143 28 .196 5 15
Cecil Fielder 34 83 13 .157 4 13
Manuel Lee 35 78 16 .205 1 7
Ron Shepherd 65 69 14 .203 2 4
Jeff Hearron 12 23 5 .217 0 4
Fred McGriff 3 5 1 .200 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jimmy Key 36 232 14 11 3.57 141
Jim Clancy 34 219.1 14 14 3.94 126
Dave Stieb 37 205 7 12 4.74 127
John Cerutti 34 145.1 9 4 4.15 89
Doyle Alexander 17 111 5 4 4.46 65
Joe Johnson 16 88 7 2 3.89 39

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Don Gordon 14 21.2 0 1 1 7.06 13
Stan Clarke 10 12.2 0 1 0 9.24 9
Luis Aquino 7 11.1 1 1 0 6.35 5
Jeff Musselman 6 5.1 0 0 0 10.13 4
Steve Davis 3 3.2 0 0 0 17.18 5
Duane Ward 2 2 0 1 0 13.50 1
Mickey Mahler 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Tom Henke 63 91.1 9 5 27 3.35 118
Mark Eichhorn 69 157 14 6 10 1.72 166
Dennis Lamp 40 73 2 6 2 5.05 30
Jim Acker 23 60 2 4 0 4.35 32
Bill Caudill 40 36.1 2 4 2 6.19 32

Award winnersEdit

All-Star Game

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

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luis Sojo at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mark Whiten at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b César Cedeño at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Joe Beckwith at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Doyle Alexander at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Doug Linton 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, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External linksEdit

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