Don Mattingly – The 1985 American League MVP
After putting together a solid campaign in 1984 which culminated with 207 hits and a matting title, Don Mattingly followed the ’84 season up by being named the Most Valuable Player in 1985.
The ’85 AL MVP was on top of the baseball world, and his stats spoke for themselves. Tallying 211 hits, Mattingly amassed a .324 batting average while striking out just 41 times in 727 plate appearances. Mattingly’s power numbers were solid as well – 48 doubles, 35 home runs, 145 RBI, and 107 runs scored.
Very valuable indeed!