Vince Coleman was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1985 by the Baseball Writers Association of America and The Sporting News after he set a rookie record by stealing 110 bases. The 6-foot-l, 185-pound switch-hitter joined the St. Louis Cardinals and helped lead them to the NL pennant that season. However, he missed the World Series with an injury when an automatic tarpaulin rolled over his ankle during the League Championship Series. Coleman went on to lead the league in stolen bases the next five years with 107 in 1986, 109 in 1987, 81 in 1988, 65 in 1989, and 77 in 1990. He then went to the New York Mets as a free agent.