**Ted Turner**bought Atlanta, then signed

**Andy Messersmith**to a “lifetime contract” worth $1 million.

**Rick Monday**rescued the American flag at Dodger Stadium.

**John Montefusco**,

**Larry Dierker**and

**John Candelaria**threw no-hitters. Managers

**Walter Alston**and

**Danny Murtaugh**retired.

**Babe Ruth Award | Joe Morgan, Reds.**27 home runs, 111 RBIs, .320 batting average, .444 on-base percentage, .576 slugging percentage, 113 runs, 114 walks, 60 stolen bases.

2. Mike Schmidt, Phillies

3. Pete Rose, Reds

**Walter Johnson Award | John Montefusco, Giants.**16-14, 2.84 ERA, 172 strikeouts and 74 walks in 253.1 innings, 11 complete games, six shutouts. 2. Phil Niekro, Atlanta. | The Lip Who Is Split

**Jackie Robinson Award | Pat Zachry, Reds.**14-7, 2.74 ERA, 143 strikeouts and 83 walks in 204 innings.

**Pee Wee Reese Award | Garry Maddox, Phillies.**6 home runs, 68 RBIs, .330 batting average, .377 on-base percentage, .456 slugging percentage, 37 doubles, 29 stolen bases.

**Connie Mack Award | Danny Ozark, Phillies.**101-61 [.623]

2. Sparky Anderson, Reds

3. Danny Murtaugh, Pirates

**Catcher | Johnny Bench, Reds.**16 home runs, 74 RBIs, .234 batting average, .348 on-base percentage, .394 slugging percentage. 2. Ted Simmons, Cardinals.

**Best fielder |**Bench

**First base | Steve Garvey, Dodgers.**13 home runs, 80 RBIs, .317 batting average, .363 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage, 200 hits, 37 doubles. 2. Bob Watson, Astros.

**Best fielder |**Garvey

**Second base | Joe Morgan, Reds.**27 home runs, 111 RBIs, .320 batting average, .444 on-base percentage, .576 slugging percentage, 113 runs, 114 walks, 60 stolen bases.

**Best fielder |**Manny Trillo, Cubs.

2. Dave Cash, Phillies

3. Davey Lopes, Dodgers

**Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies.**38 home runs, 107 RBIs, .262 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .524 slugging percentage, 112 runs, 100 walks, 11 HBPs.

**Best fielder |**Schmidt

2. Pete Rose, Reds

3. Ron Cey, Dodgers

**Shortstop | Dave Concepcion, Reds.**9 home runs, 69 RBIs, .281 batting average, .355 on-base percentage, .401 slugging percentage.

**Best fielder |**Concepcion

**Left field | George Foster, Reds.**29 home runs, 121 RBIs, .306 batting average, .364 on-base percentage, .530 slugging percentage.

**Best fielder |**Bill Buckner, Dodgers

**Center field | Cesar Cedeno, Astros.**18 home runs, 83 RBIs, .297 batting average, .357 on-base percentage, .454 slugging percentage, 58 stolen bases.

**Best fielder |**Maddox

2. Garry Maddox, Phillies

**Right field | Dave Winfield, Padres.**13 home runs, 69 RBIs, .283 batting average, .366 on-base percentage, .431 slugging percentage. 2. Ken Griffey, Reds.

**Starting rotation |**

1. John Montefusco, Giants.16-14, 2.84 ERA, 172 strikeouts and 74 walks in 253.1 innings, 11 complete games, six shutouts.

1. John Montefusco, Giants.

**2. Phil Niekro, Atlanta.**17-11, 3.29 ERA, 173 strikeouts and 101 walks in 270.2 innings, 10 complete games, 14 wild pitches.

**3. Tom Seaver, Mets.**14-11, 2.59 ERA, 235 strikeouts and 77 walks in 271 innings, 13 complete games, five shutouts, 12 wild pitches.

**4. Jim Barr, Giants.**15-12, 2.89 ERA, 75 strikeouts and 60 walks in 252.1 innings.

**5. Randy Jones, Padres.**22-14, 2.74 ERA, 93 strikeouts and 50 walks in 315.1 innings, 25 complete games, five shutouts. Jones tied Christy Mathewson’s league record with 68 straight innings without a walk. | Uncommon Success

**Reliever | Charlie Hough, Dodgers.**12-8, 2.21 ERA, 18 saves, 81 strikeouts and 77 walks in 142.2 innings. 2. Rawly Eastwick, Reds.

**Best Picture |**The Bad News Bears

*— Kevin Brewer*