1987 Pacific Coast League season

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The 1987 Pacific Coast League season was the 85th season in the league's history. It ended with the Albuquerque Dukes winning their first league championship since 1982.

This was the final season for the Hawaii Islanders.

Final first-half standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Tacoma Tigers 39 32 .549 -- Keith Lieppman Oakland Athletics
Calgary Cannons 38 32 .543 ½ Bill Plummer Seattle Mariners
Vancouver Canadians 36 36 .500 Rocky Bridges Pittsburgh Pirates
Edmonton Trappers 35 36 .493 4 Tom Kotchman California Angels
Portland Beavers 20 49 .290 25 Charlie Manuel Minnesota Twins
W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Albuquerque Dukes 43 27 .614 -- Terry Collins Los Angeles Dodgers
Phoenix Firebirds 39 33 .542 5 Wendell Kim San Francisco Giants
Tucson Toros 38 33 .535 Bob Didier Houston Astros
Hawaii Islanders 34 36 .486 9 Bob Bailey Chicago White Sox
Las Vegas Stars 32 40 .444 12 Jack Krol San Diego Padres

Final second-half standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Calgary Cannons 46 25 .648 -- Bill Plummer Seattle Mariners
Tacoma Tigers 39 33 .549 Keith Lieppman Oakland Athletics
Vancouver Canadians 36 36 .500 10½ Rocky Bridges Pittsburgh Pirates
Edmonton Trappers 34 38 .472 12½ Tom Kotchman California Angels
Portland Beavers 25 47 .347 21½ Charlie Manuel Minnesota Twins
W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Las Vegas Stars 37 33 .529 -- Jack Krol San Diego Padres
Phoenix Firebirds 38 34 .528 -- Wendell Kim San Francisco Giants
Tucson Toros 37 34 .521 ½ Bob Didier Houston Astros
Albuquerque Dukes 34 38 .472 4 Terry Collins Los Angeles Dodgers
Hawaii Islanders 31 39 .443 6 Bob Bailey Chicago White Sox

Overall standings[edit]

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Calgary Cannons 84 57 .597 -- Bill Plummer Seattle Mariners
Tacoma Tigers 78 65 .545 7 Keith Lieppman Oakland Athletics
Albuquerque Dukes 77 65 .542 Terry Collins Los Angeles Dodgers
Phoenix Firebirds 77 67 .535 Wendell Kim San Francisco Giants
Tucson Toros 75 67 .528 Bob Didier Houston Astros
Vancouver Canadians 72 72 .500 13½ Rocky Bridges Pittsburgh Pirates
Las Vegas Stars 69 73 .486 15½ Jack Krol San Diego Padres
Edmonton Trappers 69 74 .483 16 Tom Kotchman California Angels
Hawaii Islanders 65 75 .464 18½ Bob Bailey Chicago White Sox
Portland Beavers 45 96 .319 39 Charlie Manuel Minnesota Twins

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Championship Finals
                 
N1  Tacoma Tigers 2  
N2  Calgary Cannons 3  
    N2  Calgary Cannons 1
  S1  Albuquerque Dukes 3
S1  Albuquerque Dukes 3
S2  Las Vegas Stars 0  

First Round[edit]

Calgary vs. Tacoma
Date Away Home
September 3 Calgary 0 Tacoma 1
September 4 Calgary 6 Tacoma 7
September 5 Tacoma 1 Calgary 16
September 6 Tacoma 2 Calgary 8
September 7 Tacoma 5 Calgary 7
Calgary wins series 3-2
Albuquerque vs. Las Vegas
Date Away Home
September 3 Las Vegas 9 Albuquerque 10
September 4 Las Vegas 7 Albuquerque 8
September 5 Albuquerque 18 Las Vegas 11
Albuquerque wins series 3-0

Championship Finals[edit]

Calgary vs. Albuquerque
Date Away Home
September 8 Albuquerque 1 Calgary 2
September 9 Albuquerque 4 Calgary 3
September 10 Calgary 7 Albuquerque 9
September 11 Calgary 7 Albuquerque 11
Albuquerque wins series 3-1

League Leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Pitching[edit]

All-Star Team[edit]

References[edit]

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