October 2, 1975

American League awards [1975]



Frank Robinson became the first black manager in history. Brewers DH Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s all-time RBI record. The Yankees hired Billy Martin as their manager. Nolan Ryan threw his fourth no-hitter. Four Athletics pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter.

Babe Ruth Award | Jim Palmer, Orioles. 23-11, 2.09 ERA, 193 strikeouts and 80 walks in 323 innings, 25 complete games, 10 shutouts.

2. Fred Lynn, Red Sox
3. John Mayberry, Royals
4. Catfish Hunter, Yankees
5. Toby Harrah, Rangers
6. Rod Carew, Twins
7. Bobby Grich, Orioles

Walter Johnson Award | Jim Palmer, Orioles.

2. Catfish Hunter, Yankees
3. Rich Gossage, White Sox

Jackie Robinson Award | Fred Lynn, Red Sox. 21 home runs, 105 RBIs, .331 batting average, .401 on-base percentage, .566 slugging percentage, 103 runs, 47 doubles.

Connie Mack Award | Darrell Johnson, Red Sox. 95-65 [.594]

2. Alvin Dark, Athletics
3. Whitey Herzog, Royals



Catcher | Gene Tenace, Athletics. 29 home runs, 87 RBIs, .255 batting average, .395 on-base percentage, .464 slugging percentage, 106 walks, 12 HBPs. Best fielder | Thurman Munson, Yankees.

2. Thurman Munson, Yankees

First base | John Mayberry, Royals. 34 home runs, 106 RBIs, .291 batting average, .416 on-base percentage, .547 slugging percentage, 38 doubles, 119 walks. Best fielder | Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox.

Second base | Rod Carew, Twins. 14 home runs, 80 RBIs, .359 batting average, .421 on-base percentage, .497 slugging percentage, 35 stolen bases. Best fielder | Bobby Grich, Orioles.

2. Bobby Grich, Orioles

Third base | George Brett, Royals. 11 home runs, 90 RBIs, .308 batting average, .353 on-base percentage, .456 slugging percentage, 195 hits, 35 doubles, 13 triples. Best fielder | Graig Nettles, Yankees.

Shortstop | Toby Harrah, Rangers. 20 home runs, 93 RBIs, .293 batting average, .403 on-base percentage, .458 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Mark Belanger, Orioles.

Left field | Claudell Washington, Athletics. 10 home runs, 77 RBIs, .308 batting average, .345 on-base percentage, .424 slugging percentage, 40 stolen bases.

Center field | Fred Lynn, Red Sox. 21 home runs, 105 RBIs, .331 batting average, .401 on-base percentage, .566 slugging percentage, 103 runs, 47 doubles. Best fielder | Bill North, Athletics.

Right field | Ken Singleton, Orioles. 15 home runs, 55 RBIs, .300 batting average, .415 on-base percentage, .454 slugging percentage, 37 doubles, 118 walks.

2. Reggie Jackson, Athletics

Designated hitter | Rico Carty, Cleveland. 18 home runs, 64 RBIs, .308 batting average, .378 on-base percentage, .504 slugging percentage.



Starting rotation |

1. Jim Palmer, Orioles.
23-11, 2.09 ERA, 193 strikeouts and 80 walks in 323 innings, 25 complete games, 10 shutouts.

2. Catfish Hunter, Yankees. 23-14, 2.58 ERA, 177 strikeouts and 83 walks in 328 innings, 30 complete games, seven shutouts.

3. Jim Kaat, White Sox. 20-14, 3.11 ERA, 142 strikeouts and 77 walks in 303.2 innings, 12 complete games.

4. Frank Tanana, Angels. 16-9, 2.62 ERA, 269 strikeouts and 73 walks in 257.1 innings, 16 complete games, five shutouts.

5. Steve Busby, Royals. 18-12, 3.08 ERA, 160 strikeouts and 81 walks in 260.1 innings, 18 complete games.

Reliever | Rich Gossage, White Sox. 9-8, 1.84 ERA, 26 saves, 130 strikeouts and 70 walks in 141.2 innings.
— Kevin Brewer

October 1, 1975

National League awards [1975]



Bob Watson scored the 1 millionth run in baseball history. Davey Lopes stole a record 38 consecutive bases without being caught. Rennie Stennett went 7-for-7 as the Pirates beat the Cubs 22-0. Ed Halicki threw a no-hitter. Joe Torre grounded into a record-tying four consecutive double plays.

Babe Ruth Award | Joe Morgan, Reds. 17 home runs, 94 RBIs, .327 batting average, .466 on-base percentage, .508 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 132 walks, 67 stolen bases.

2. Mike Schmidt, Phillies
3. Johnny Bench, Reds

Walter Johnson Award | Randy Jones, Padres. 20-12, 2.24 ERA, 103 strikeouts and 56 walks in 285 innings, 18 complete games, six shutouts.

2. Tom Seaver, Mets
3. Andy Messersmith, Dodgers

Jackie Robinson Award | John Montefusco, Giants. 15-9, 2.88 ERA, 215 strikeouts and 86 walks in 243.2 innings, 10 complete games.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Pete Rose, Reds. 7 home runs, 74 RBIs, .317 batting average, .406 on-base percentage, .432 slugging percentage, 112 runs, 210 hits, 47 doubles, 11 HBPs.

Connie Mack Award | Sparky Anderson, Reds. 108-54 [.667]

2. Danny Ozark, Phillies
3. Danny Murtaugh, Pirates



Catcher | Johnny Bench, Reds. 28 home runs, 110 RBIs, .283 batting average, .359 on-base percentage, .519 slugging percentage, 39 doubles. Best fielder | Bench

2. Ted Simmons, Cardinals

First base | Steve Garvey, Dodgers. 18 home runs, 95 RBIs, .319 batting average, .351 on-base percentage, .476 slugging percentage, 210 hits, 38 doubles. Best fielder | Garvey

Second base | Joe Morgan, Reds. 17 home runs, 94 RBIs, .327 batting average, .466 on-base percentage, .508 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 132 walks, 67 stolen bases. Best fielder | Morgan

2. Davey Lopes, Dodgers

Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 38 home runs, 95 RBIs, .249 batting average, .367 on-base percentage, .523 slugging percentage, 101 walks. Best fielder | Darrell Evans, Atlanta.

2. Ron Cey, Dodgers
3. Pete Rose, Reds
4. Bill Madlock, Pirates

Shortstop | Chris Speier, Giants. 10 home runs, 69 RBIs, .271 batting average, .362 on-base percentage, .415 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Concepcion

2. Dave Concepcion, Reds

Left field | Greg Luzinski, Phillies. 34 home runs, 120 RBIs, .300 batting average, .394 on-base percentage, .540 slugging percentage, 35 doubles.

Center field | Cesar Cedeno, Astros. 13 home runs, 63 RBIs, .288 batting average, .371 on-base percentage, .440 slugging percentage, 50 stolen bases. Best fielder | Cesar Geronimo, Reds.

2. Jimmy Wynn, Dodgers

Right field | Dave Parker, Pirates. 25 home runs, 101 RBIs, .308 batting average, .357 on-base percentage, .541 slugging percentage, 35 doubles, 10 triples.



Starting rotation |

1. Randy Jones, Padres.
20-12, 2.24 ERA, 103 strikeouts and 56 walks in 285 innings, 18 complete games, six shutouts.

2. Tom Seaver, Mets. 22-9, 2.38 ERA, 243 strikeouts and 88 walks in 280.1 innings, 15 complete games, five shutouts.

3. Andy Messersmith, Dodgers. 19-14, 2.29 ERA, 213 strikeouts and 96 walks in 321.2 innings, 19 complete games, seven shutouts.

4. John Montefusco, Giants. 15-9, 2.88 ERA, 215 strikeouts and 86 walks in 243.2 innings, 10 complete games.

5. Phil Niekro, Atlanta. 15-15, 3.20 ERA, 144 strikeouts and 72 walks in 275.2 innings, 13 complete games, 11 HBPs, 15 wild pitches.

Reliever | Al Hrabosky, Cardinals. 13-3, 1.66 ERA, 22 saves, 82 strikeouts and 33 walks in 97.1 innings.
— Kevin Brewer