October 4, 1977

National League awards [1977]



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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

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