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

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