25th ANNIVERSARY: Game 1 Recap

1985 World Series

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals

Game 1 – October 19, 1985

Location: Royals Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

Attendance: 41,650

Recap: The Cardinals rode a strong pitching performance by ace John Tudor to a victory in Game 1 of the 1985 World Series, a low-scoring affair in which the Royals actually out-hit their cross-state rivals. But the Cardinals’ hits came when it counted. Tito Landrum scored a run and collected a double and a single, and Willie Mcgee, Jack Clark and Cesar Cedeno recorded St. Louis RBIs. Steve Balboni drove in the only run for Kansas City, which featured its own strong outing from starting pitcher Danny Jackson, who gave up two runs over seven innings and struck out seven.

Line Score:


St. Louis 3 7 1

Kansas City 1 8 0

Winning pitcher: John Tudor

Losing pitcher: Danny Jackson

Save: Todd Worrell

Notables: Cardinals left fielder Tito Landrum went 2 for 4 with a double, the only player with multiple hits on either team; St. Louis’ John Tudor struck out five and gave up one run over 6.2 innings for the victory; Royals utilityman Lynn Jones hit a triple while pinch hitting for shortstop Buddy Biancalana.

Tomorrow: A recap of Game 2.

Matt Kelsey is a Royals writer and the content editor for I-70 Baseball. He can be reached at mattkelsey@i70baseball.com.

* Box score data from Baseball Almanac.

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