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1985 Baseball


Cincinnati Reds' player/manager Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's All-Time Hit Record of 4,191 hits. Rose's record-breaking single was off of San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show (September 11)

 

World Series – The Kansas City Royals defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3, becoming the first team to win the World Series after losing the first two games at home.

Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs

Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red

Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson

 

1985 Football


1986 Super Bowl XX

Date Played: January 26, 1986

Teams: Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots

Winner: BEARS

Final Score: 46-10

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Game MVP: Chicago Defensive End Richard Dent.

Half Time Show: Up With People

Commercials: 30 second commercial was $550000

 

1985 Basketball

 

National Basketball Association 1985 NBA Draft - Patrick Ewing

NBA Finals - Los Angeles Lakers win 4 games to 2 over the Boston Celtics

 

1985 Hockey


Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers

Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers

Stanley Cup – Edmonton Oilers win 4 games to 1 over the Philadelphia Flyers

World Hockey Championship: Czechoslovakia defeated Canada



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Athletes of the Year 1985

 

Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Dwight Gooden, Major League Baseball

Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Nancy Lopez, LPGA golf

1985 ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Pete Rose Baseball Player


Professional Sports 1985

1985 Boxing


The War: Marvin Hagler knocks out Thomas Hearns in three rounds to retain the world's Middleweight title.

Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes by a decision in 15 rounds to become the first world Light Heavyweight champion to win a world Heavyweight title.

Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ

Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight

Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

 

1985 Golf

  

Masters Tournament - Bernhard Langer

U.S. Open - Andy North

British Open - Sandy Lyle

PGA Championship - Hubert Green

PGA Tour money leader - Curtis Strange - $542,321

Senior PGA Tour money leader - Peter Thomson - $386,724


Ryder Cup - Europe won 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 over the United States in team golf.

 

Nabisco Dinah Shore - Alice Miller

LPGA Championship - Nancy Lopez

U.S. Women's Open - Kathy Baker

Classique du Maurier Classic - Pat Bradley

LPGA Tour money leader - Nancy Lopez - $416,472

 

Grand Slam Tennis 1985

 

Australian Open - Stefan Edberg

French Open - Mats Wilander

Wimbledon championships - Boris Becker

US Open - Ivan Lendl

 

Australian Open - Martina Navratilova

French Open - Chris Evert

Wimbledon championships - Martina Navratilova

US Open - Hana Mandlikova

Davis Cup – Sweden wins 3-2 over Germany F.R. in world team tennis.

 

1985 Horseracing


Kentucky Derby – Spend a Buck

Preakness Stakes – Tank's Prospect

Belmont Stakes – Creme Fraiche

 

College Sports 1985

Football 1985


Heisman Trophy voting

1. Bo Jackson, Auburn, RB (1,509 points)

2. Chuck Long, Iowa, QB (1,464 points)

3. Robbie Bosco, Brigham Young, QB (459 points)

4. Lorenzo White, Michigan State, RB (391 points)

5. Vinny Testaverde, Miami-Fl, QB (249 points)

 

Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA 45, #3 Iowa 28

Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan 27, #7 Nebraska 23

Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee 35, #2 Miami (Fl) 7

Cotton Bowl: #11 Texas A&M 36, #16 Auburn 16

Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma 25, #1 Penn State 10

 

Basketball 1985


April 1NCAA Men's Basketball Championship – Villanova wins 66-64 over Georgetown

 

  

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