October 5, 1977

American League awards [1977]



New York City, 1977 | Son of Sam. Blackouts. Riots. Annie Hall. Saturday Night Fever. The Ramones. Ed Koch beat Mario Cuomo in the mayoral race. George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson fought each other, and the Yankees won the World Series.

Babe Ruth Award | Rod Carew, Twins. 14 home runs, 100 RBIs, .388 batting average, .449 on-base percentage, .570 slugging percentage, 128 runs, 239 hits, 38 doubles, 14 triples. Carew had the highest batting average since Ted Williams. He was hitting .394 on July 17, when he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Time.

2. Ken Singleton, Orioles
3. George Brett, Royals
4. Jim Palmer, Orioles
5. Carlton Fisk, Red Sox

Walter Johnson Award | Jim Palmer, Orioles. 20-11, 2.91 ERA, 193 strikeouts and 99 walks in 319 innings, 22 complete games.

Jackie Robinson Award | Mitchell Page, Athletics. 21 home runs, 75 RBIs, .307 batting average, .405 on-base percentage, .521 slugging percentage, 42 stolen bases.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Thurman Munson, Yankees. 18 home runs, 100 RBIs, .308 batting average, .351 on-base percentage, .462 slugging percentage.

Connie Mack Award | Bob Lemon, White Sox. 90-72 [.556]

2. Whitey Herzog, Royals
3. Billy Hunter, Rangers



Catcher | Carlton Fisk, Red Sox. 20 home runs, 88 RBIs, .284 batting average, .366 on-base percentage, .475 slugging percentage, 39 doubles. Best fielder | Jim Sundberg, Rangers.

First base | Rod Carew, Twins. 14 home runs, 100 RBIs, .388 batting average, .449 on-base percentage, .570 slugging percentage, 128 runs, 239 hits, 38 doubles, 14 triples. Best fielder | Mike Hargrove, Rangers.

2. Mike Hargrove, Rangers

Second base | Bump Wills, Rangers. 9 home runs, 62 RBIs, .287 batting average, .361 on-base percentage, .410 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Frank White, Royals.

2. Don Money, Brewers

Third base | George Brett, Royals. 22 home runs, 88 RBIs, .312 batting average, .373 on-base percentage, .532 slugging percentage, 105 runs, 13 triples. Best fielder | Brett

2. Graig Nettles, Yankees
3. Toby Harrah, Rangers

Shortstop | Rick Burleson, Red Sox. 3 home runs, 52 RBIs, .293 batting average, .338 on-base percentage, .382 slugging percentage, 36 doubles. Best fielder | Burleson

2. Bert Campaneris, Rangers

Left field | Mitchell Page, Athletics. 21 home runs, 75 RBIs, .307 batting average, .405 on-base percentage, .521 slugging percentage, 42 stolen bases.

2. Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox

Center field | Chet Lemon, White Sox. 19 home runs, 67 RBIs, .273 batting average, .343 on-base percentage, .459 slugging percentage, 38 doubles, 11 HBPs. Best fielder | Lemon

2. Mickey Rivers, Yankees

Right field | Ken Singleton, Orioles. 24 home runs, 99 RBIs, .328 batting average, .438 on-base percentage, .507 slugging percentage, 107 walks.

2. Al Cowens, Royals
3. Reggie Jackson, Yankees

Outfield | Lyman Bostock, Twins. 14 home runs, 90 RBIs, .336 batting average, .389 on-base percentage, .508 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 199 hits, 36 doubles, 12 triples.

Designated hitter | Jim Rice, Red Sox. 39 home runs, 114 RBIs, .320 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .593 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 206 hits, 15 triples.

2. Hal McRae, Royals



Starting rotation |

1. Jim Palmer, Orioles.
20-11, 2.91 ERA, 193 strikeouts and 99 walks in 319 innings, 22 complete games.

2. Nolan Ryan, Angels. 19-16, 2.77 ERA, 341 strikeouts and 204 walks in 299 innings, 22 complete games, 21 wild pitches.

3. Frank Tanana, Angels. 15-9, 2.54 ERA, 205 strikeouts and 61 walks in 241.1 innings, 20 complete games, seven shutouts, 12 HBPs.

4. Dennis Leonard, Royals. 20-12, 3.04 ERA, 244 strikeouts and 79 walks in 292.2 innings, 21 complete games, five shutouts, 14 wild pitches.

5. Dave Goltz, Twins. 20-11, 3.36 ERA, 186 strikeouts and 91 walks in 303 innings, 19 complete games. 6. Bert Blyleven, Rangers.

Reliever | Bill Campbell, Red Sox. 13-9, 2.96 ERA, 31 saves, 114 strikeouts and 60 walks in 140 innings. 2. Sparky Lyle, Yankees.
— Kevin Brewer

October 4, 1977

National League awards [1977]



Lou Brock stole his 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb’s all-time record. The Mets traded Tom Seaver. Owner Ted Turner managed Atlanta for one game — and lost. Glenn Burke, the first openly gay athlete in professional team sports, invented the high-five with Dusty Baker. | The Double Life Of A Gay Dodger

Babe Ruth Award | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 38 home runs, 101 RBIs, .274 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, .574 slugging percentage, 114 runs, 11 triples, 104 walks.

2. George Foster, Reds
3. Dave Parker, Pirates
4. Rick Reuschel, Cubs

Walter Johnson Award | Rick Reuschel, Cubs. 20-10, 2.79 ERA, 166 strikeouts and 74 walks in 252 innings.

Jackie Robinson Award | Andre Dawson, Expos. 19 home runs, 65 RBIs, .282 batting average, .326 on-base percentage, .474 slugging percentage.

2. Gene Richards, Padres

Pee Wee Reese Award | Tommy John, Dodgers. 20-7, 2.78 ERA, 123 strikeouts and 50 walks in 220.1 innings, 11 complete games.

Connie Mack Award | Tom Lasorda, Dodgers. 98-64 [.605]

2. Danny Ozark, Phillies
3. Chuck Tanner, Pirates



Catcher | Ted Simmons, Cardinals. 21 home runs, 95 RBIs, .318 batting average, .408 on-base percentage, .500 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Gary Carter, Expos.

2. Gary Carter, Expos

First base | Bob Watson, Astros. 22 home runs, 110 RBIs, .289 batting average, .360 on-base percentage, .498 slugging percentage, 38 doubles. Best fielder | Watson

2. Keith Hernandez, Cardinals

Second base | Joe Morgan, Reds. 22 home runs, 78 RBIs, .288 batting average, .417 on-base percentage, .478 slugging percentage, 113 runs, 117 walks, 49 stolen bases. Best fielder | Morgan

Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 38 home runs, 101 RBIs, .274 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, .574 slugging percentage, 114 runs, 11 triples, 104 walks. Best fielder | Schmidt

2. Pete Rose, Reds
3. Ron Cey, Dodgers

Shortstop | Garry Templeton, Cardinals. 8 home runs, 79 RBIs, .322 batting average, .336 on-base percentage, .449 slugging percentage, 200 hits, 18 triples. Best fielder | Dave Concepcion, Reds.

Left field | George Foster, Reds. 52 home runs, 149 RBIs, .320 batting average, .382 on-base percentage, .631 slugging percentage, 124 runs. Foster was the first player since Willie Mays to hit 50 home runs in a season.

2. Greg Luzinski, Phillies

Center field | George Hendrick, Padres. 23 home runs, 81 RBIs, .311 batting average, .381 on-base percentage, .492 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Omar Moreno, Pirates.

Right field | Dave Parker, Pirates. 21 home runs, 88 RBIs, .338 batting average, .397 on-base percentage, .531 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 215 hits, 44 doubles. Best fielder | Parker

2. Reggie Smith, Dodgers
3. Dave Winfield, Padres



Starting rotation |

1. Rick Reuschel, Cubs.
20-10, 2.79 ERA, 166 strikeouts and 74 walks in 252 innings.

2. Tom Seaver, Mets-Reds. 21-6, 2.58 ERA, 196 strikeouts and 66 walks in 261.1 innings, 19 complete games, seven shutouts.

3. John Candelaria, Pirates. 20-5, 2.34 ERA, 133 strikeouts and 50 walks in 230.2 innings.

4. Phil Niekro, Atlanta. 16-20, 4.03 ERA, 262 strikeouts and 164 walks in 330.1 innings, 20 complete games, 17 wild pitches. Niekro led the league in strikeouts, walks, innings pitched, complete games and wild pitches.

5. Steve Carlton, Phillies. 23-10, 2.64 ERA, 198 strikeouts and 89 walks in 283 innings, 17 complete games.

Reliever | Bruce Sutter, Cubs. 7-3, 1.34 ERA, 31 saves, 129 strikeouts and 23 walks in 107.1 innings. 2. Rich Gossage, Pirates.
— Kevin Brewer