25th ANNIVERSARY: Game 4 Recap

1985 World Series

Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Game 4 – October 23, 1985

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Mo.

Attendance: 56,634

Recap: John Tudor dominated the Kansas City Royals’ lineup in Game 4, throwing the best game of any Cardinals pitcher in the 1985 World Series. Tudor, the St. Louis ace, allowed only five hits (just one for extra bases) and one walk while striking out eight. Offensively, St. Louis finally found their power stroke – Tito Landrum and Willie McGee hit solo home runs early to set the tone for the game. Royals pitcher Bud Black lasted five innings and gave up three runs on four hits. With the win, the Cardinals were just one victory away from securing a World Series title.

Line Score:


Kansas City 0 5 1

St. Louis 3 6 0

Winning pitcher: John Tudor

Losing pitcher: Bud Black

Notables: The Royals’ only extra base hit came from the bat of pinch hitter Lynn Jones; Willie McGee had the only multi-hit performance of the game with a home run and a single; Joe Beckwith and Dan Quisenberry combined to pitch three scoreless innings of relief; Tudor’s shutout was the only complete game for the Cardinals’ pitching staff in the series.

Tomorrow: A recap of Game 5.

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

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