The total number of runs scored in the 1986 World Series (the championship series for Major League Baseball, which is based in the United States) was 59. In that year, the New York Mets of the National League scored a total of 32 runs over the 7-game series, while the...
The total number of runs scored in the 1986 World Series (the championship series for Major League Baseball, which is based in the United States) was 59. In that year, the New York Mets of the National League scored a total of 32 runs over the 7-game series, while the Boston Red Sox of the American League scored 27 runs. While the team with the higher aggregate total of runs does not necessarily win the World Series, the Mets did win this Series. They won four games, while the Red Sox won only three.
In Major League Baseball, the World Series has been played as a best-of-seven series since 1922. Whichever team is first to win four games wins the Series and, by doing so, the MLB championship for that year. This means a World Series can be as short as four games or as long as seven games. The 1986 Series lasted for the maximum seven games.
As far as number of runs scored, this World Series was not particularly remarkable. The highest number of total runs scored by both teams in a World Series was in 2002, when the two teams scored a total of 85 runs, 26 more than the teams in the 1986 Series. By contrast, the lowest number of runs ever scored by two teams in a World Series came in 1966, when the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Dodgers combined to score only 15 total runs in their series.
While I cannot find easily accessible run totals for every World Series ever played, the 1986 Series appears to be in line with many 7-game Series in terms of total runs scored. Here are run totals from recent 7-game Series:
From this, we can see that the number of runs scored in 7-game World Series fluctuates a great deal and the 1986 Series is relatively unremarkable in terms of its total score.