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Guerrero Joins Mattingly, Gooden on AP All-Stars

October 30, 1985|Associated Press

New York Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly and right-hander Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets head the Associated Press' major league All-Star team.

Gooden (24-4) was the leading vote-getter with 114 of a possible 117 votes cast by a nationwide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Mattingly was next with 107 votes in results announced Tuesday.

The closest race was for Manager of the Year, as Whitey Herzog of the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose, 44-42.

The three outfield positions went to the Cardinals' Willie McGee, with 86 votes; Rickey Henderson of the Yankees, 79 votes; and the Dodgers' Pedro Guerrero, 64 votes.

Gooden, 20, led the NL in victories; earned-run average, 1.53; complete games, 16; innings pitched, 276; and strikeouts, 268.

Mattingly, 24, led the American League with 145 runs batted in and hit 35 homers while batting .324. John Tudor of the St. Louis Cardinals, who rebounded from a 1-7 start and went on to win 20 of 21 decisions, beat out the Yankees' Ron Guidry as the top left-handed pitcher, 80-26.

Gary Carter of the Mets led the catchers with 75 votes, followed by the White Sox's Carlton Fisk, with 40.

Tommy Herr of St. Louis beat last year's top vote-getter, Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs at second base, 84-30, and Baltimore's Cal Ripken was picked over St. Louis' Ozzie Smith at shortstop, 67-48.

Boston's Wade Boggs' .368 average and 240 hits weren't good enough, as Kansas City's George Brett won selection at third base by an 11-vote margin, 63-52.

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