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

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