|1987 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 6 – October 25, 1987|
|Number of games||162|
|Number of teams||26|
|Top draft pick||Ken Griffey Jr.|
|Picked by||Seattle Mariners|
|Season MVP|| NL: Andre Dawson (CHC)|
AL: George Bell (TOR)
|AL champions||Minnesota Twins|
|AL runners-up||Detroit Tigers|
|NL champions||St. Louis Cardinals|
|NL runners-up||San Francisco Giants|
|Runners-up||St. Louis Cardinals|
|World Series MVP||Frank Viola (MIN)|
The 1987 Major League Baseball season ended with the American League Champion Minnesota Twins winning the World Series over the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals, four games to three, as all seven games were won by the home team.
In June, future Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. was selected with the number one overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft, by the Seattle Mariners.
|Position||American League||National League|
|1B||Don Mattingly, New York Yankees||Keith Hernandez, New York Mets|
|2B||Frank White, Kansas City Royals||Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs|
|3B||Gary Gaetti, Minnesota Twins||Terry Pendleton, St. Louis Cardinals|
|SS||Tony Fernández, Toronto Blue Jays||Ozzie Smith, St. Louis Cardinals|
|OF||Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins||Eric Davis, Cincinnati Reds|
|OF||Gary Pettis, California Angels||Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs|
|OF||Jesse Barfield, Toronto Blue Jays||Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres|
|C||Bob Boone, California Angels||Mike LaValliere, Pittsburgh Pirates|
|P||Mark Langston, Seattle Mariners||Rick Reuschel, Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Statistic||American League||National League|
|AVG||Wade Boggs, Boston Red Sox||.363||Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres||.370|
|HR||Mark McGwire, Oakland Athletics||49||Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs||49|
|RBI||George Bell, Toronto Blue Jays||134||Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs||137|
|Wins|| Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox |
Dave Stewart, Oakland Athletics
|20||Rick Sutcliffe, Chicago Cubs||18|
|ERA||Jimmy Key, Toronto Blue Jays||2.76||Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros||2.76|
|SO||Mark Langston, Seattle Mariners||262||Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros||270|
|SV||Tom Henke, Toronto Blue Jays||34||Steve Bedrosian, Philadelphia Phillies||40|
|SB||Harold Reynolds, Seattle Mariners||60||Vince Coleman, St. Louis Cardinals||109|
|League Championship Series|
|Baltimore Orioles||Cal Ripken, Sr.|
|Boston Red Sox||John McNamara|
|California Angels||Gene Mauch|
|Chicago White Sox||Jim Fregosi|
|Cleveland Indians||Pat Corrales, Doc Edwards|
|Detroit Tigers||Sparky Anderson|
|Kansas City Royals||Billy Gardner, John Wathan|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Tom Trebelhorn|
|Minnesota Twins||Tom Kelly||Won World Series|
|New York Yankees||Lou Piniella|
|Oakland Athletics||Tony La Russa|
|Seattle Mariners||Dick Williams|
|Texas Rangers||Bobby Valentine|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Jimy Williams|
|Atlanta Braves||Chuck Tanner|
|Chicago Cubs||Gene Michael, Frank Lucchesi|
|Cincinnati Reds||Pete Rose|
|Houston Astros||Hal Lanier|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Tommy Lasorda|
|Montreal Expos||Buck Rodgers|
|New York Mets||Davey Johnson|
|Philadelphia Phillies||John Felske, Lee Elia|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Jim Leyland|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Whitey Herzog||Won National League Pennant|
|San Diego Padres||Larry Bowa|
|San Francisco Giants||Roger Craig|
|Team Name||Wins||%±||Home attendance||%±||Per Game||Est. Payroll||%±|
|St. Louis Cardinals||95||20.3%||3,072,122||24.3%||37,927||$11,758,000||19.1%|
|New York Mets||92||-14.8%||3,034,129||9.6%||37,458||$13,846,714||-10.0%|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||73||0.0%||2,797,409||-7.5%||34,536||$14,474,737||-4.9%|
|Toronto Blue Jays||96||11.6%||2,778,429||13.2%||34,302||$10,765,401||-15.9%|
|New York Yankees||89||-1.1%||2,427,672||7.0%||29,971||$19,457,714||5.2%|
|Kansas City Royals||83||9.2%||2,392,471||3.1%||29,537||$12,513,056||-4.1%|
|Boston Red Sox||78||-17.9%||2,231,551||3.9%||27,894||$13,770,171||-4.4%|
|San Francisco Giants||90||8.4%||1,917,168||25.4%||23,669||$8,532,500||-4.6%|
|San Diego Padres||65||-12.2%||1,454,061||-19.5%||17,951||$12,065,796||6.0%|
|Chicago White Sox||77||6.9%||1,208,060||-15.2%||14,914||$12,135,343||16.5%|
|Network||Day of week||Announcers|
|ABC|| Monday nights |
|Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver, Gary Bender|
|NBC||Saturday afternoons||Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola, Bob Costas, Tony Kubek|
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