The 1987 Season Set. Includes every Batter and Pitcher who appeared during the 1987 Season as well as Ballpark Cards, Batting Lineups and Team Cover Cards. Also contains Pitcher and Batter Team Sheet Makers for Cutting and Pasting as well as an envelope maker.
The 1987 MLB Season brings back memories as if it were yesterday. The Minnesota Twins delighted their fans in the Homer Dome as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals an an epic seven game World Series. Home field advantage certainly played into the results as the Twins fans rocked the dome and inspired the boys on the turf to win their first World Series in Minnesota. That's just the final act. The 1987 Season was known for Home Runs and plenty of them. There were claims of juiced balls as Home Runs started flying out of ballparks at a tremendous pace in April and never let up. Mark McGwire led the AL in Homers with 49 and he won the AL Rookie of the Year Award as George Bell took home the AL MVP Award while clubbing 47 Homers. Roger Clemens won the AL Cy Young Award. Andre Dawson took his game to Chicago and led the NL in Home Runs with 49 and took home the MVP even though he was on a last place team. Benito Santiago won the NL Rookie of the Year Award and Steve Bedrosian took home the NL Cy Young. Wade Boggs led the AL in hitting with a .363 average and Tony Gwynn paced the NL at .370. Those are just a few of the great performances in 1987. There were pretty tight pennant races in each of the division as well. In the AL East, the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays by 2.0 games and the AL West was won by the Minnesota Twins who finished 2.0 games ahead of the Kansas City Royals. In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals dethroned the 1986 World Champion New York Mets as St. Louis outlasted the Mets by 3.0 games. The widest division race was the NL West as the San Francisco Giants finished 6.0 games ahead of the Cincinnati Reds. In the AL Championship Series, the underdog Twins made fast work of the Tigers in give games but the NL Championship went the full seven games as the Cardinals beat the Giants in a very tense series.
Relive it all with Dugout Steps Baseball and the 1987 Season Set!