On This Date 10/16/1985

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The St. Louis Cardinals managed by Whitey Herzog finished the 1985 season as the best team in baseball. They battled the New York Mets to the end of the season, posting a record of 101-61 to win the division by three games. The Cardinals used team speed to win games, as Vince Coleman stole 110 bases and won the National League Rookie of the Year, while Willie McGee won the batting title with a .353 average, taking home the National League MVP.

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