The Browns went 95-40 in the regular season, and made it to the World Series for a third consecutive year, losing to the National League's Detroit team in the longest series on record, 15 games. The Detroit Wolverines won the series 10-5.


Dave Foutz and Bobby Caruthers continued their winning ways on the mound. Foutz went 25-12 for the Browns while Caruthers was 29-9. Neither of them knew it was going to be their last season with the Browns.

The team also developed a key third pitcher in 19-year-old Charles King, who became known as Silver King. He went 32-12 for the Browns in '87, and would play a key role in the championship teams in '88 and '89 after Foutz and Caruthers left.

At the plate, the team was led by Tip O'Neill, who hit .435 as the Browns scored 1,131 runs in the season. In his last six of seven seasons with the Browns, O'Neill never batted under .323.

By Kent McDill

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