October 4, 1978

National League awards [1978]



American Hustle | Pete Rose hit three home runs in a game in April, singled for his 3,000th hit in May and had a 44-game hitting streak in June and July. Willie McCovey hit his 500th home run. Gaylord Perry reached 3,000 strikeouts. Tom Seaver and Bob Forsch threw no-hitters. | Doing Much ...

Babe Ruth Award | Dave Parker, Pirates. 30 home runs, 117 RBIs, .334 batting average, .394 on-base percentage, .585 slugging percentage, 102 runs, 12 triples. 2. Phil Niekro, Atlanta.

Walter Johnson Award | Phil Niekro, Atlanta. 19-18, 2.88 ERA, 248 strikeouts and 102 walks in 334.1 innings, 22 complete games, 13 HBPs, 11 wild pitches. Niekro led the league in innings pitched, complete games and losses for last-place Atlanta.



Jackie Robinson Award | Ozzie Smith, Padres. 1 home run, 46 RBIs, .258 batting average, .311 on-base percentage, .312 slugging percentage, 40 stolen bases.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Gaylord Perry, Padres. 21-6, 2.73 ERA, 154 strikeouts and 66 walks in 260.2 innings. Acquired for Dave Tomlin and $125,000 in January, Perry led the league in wins.

Connie Mack Award | Roger Craig, Padres. 84-78 [.519] Craig led the Padres to their first winning season.

2. Joe Altobelli, Giants

Catcher | Ted Simmons, Cardinals. 22 home runs, 80 RBIs, .287 batting average, .377 on-base percentage, .512 slugging percentage, 40 doubles. Best fielder | Gary Carter, Expos.

First base | Steve Garvey, Dodgers. 21 home runs, 113 RBIs, .316 batting average, .353 on-base percentage, .499 slugging percentage, 202 hits, 36 doubles. Best fielder | Dan Driessen, Reds.



Second base | Davey Lopes, Dodgers. 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, .278 batting average, .355 on-base percentage, .421 slugging percentage, 45 stolen bases. Best fielder | Manny Trillo, Cubs.

2. Bill Madlock, Giants

Third base | Pete Rose, Reds. 7 home runs, 52 RBIs, .302 batting average, .362 on-base percentage, .421 slugging percentage, 103 runs, 198 hits, 51 doubles. Rose batted .385 [70-for-182] during his 44-game hitting streak. Best fielder | Darrell Evans. Giants.

2. Darrell Evans, Giants
3. Ron Cey, Dodgers
4. Mike Schmidt, Phillies

Shortstop | Dave Concepcion, Reds. 6 home runs, 67 RBIs, .301 batting average, .357 on-base percentage, .405 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Ozzie Smith, Padres.

2. Larry Bowa, Phillies

Left field | George Foster, Reds. 40 home runs, 120 RBIs, .281 batting average, .360 on-base percentage, .546 slugging percentage.

2. Greg Luzinski, Phillies
3. Jeff Burroughs, Atlanta

Center field | Garry Maddox, Phillies. 11 home runs, 68 RBIs, .288 batting average, .332 on-base percentage, .410 slugging percentage, 33 stolen bases. Best fielder | Maddox

2. Andre Dawson, Expos

Right field | Dave Parker, Pirates. 30 home runs, 117 RBIs, .334 batting average, .394 on-base percentage, .585 slugging percentage, 102 runs, 12 triples.

2. Jack Clark, Giants
3. Jose Cruz, Astros
4. Dave Winfield, Padres



Starting rotation |

1. Phil Niekro, Atlanta.
19-18, 2.88 ERA, 248 strikeouts and 102 walks in 334.1 innings, 22 complete games, 13 HBPs, 11 wild pitches.

2. Bob Knepper, Giants. 17-11, 2.63 ERA, 147 strikeouts and 85 walks in 260 innings, 16 complete games, six shutouts.

3. Vida Blue, Giants. 18-10, 2.79 ERA, 171 strikeouts and 70 walks in 258 innings.

4. Steve Carlton, Phillies. 16-13, 2.84 ERA, 161 strikeouts and 63 walks in 247.1 innings, 12 complete games.

5. Burt Hooton, Dodgers. 19-10, 2.71 ERA, 104 strikeouts and 61 walks in 236 innings, 10 complete games. 6. Tom Seaver, Reds. 7. J.R. Richard, Astros. 8. Rick Reuschel, Cubs.

Reliever | Gene Garber, Phillies-Atlanta. 6-5, 2.15 ERA, 25 saves, 85 strikeouts and 24 walks in 117 innings.

2. Kent Tekulve, Pirates
3. Doug Bair, Reds
— Kevin Brewer

October 3, 1978

American League awards [1978]



Yankees manager Billy Martin suspended Reggie Jackson for five days on July 15. Martin resigned on July 24. Five days later, the Yankees named Martin manager for the 1980 season. On Oct. 2, Bucky Fucking Dent homered, as the Yankees beat the Red Sox in a one-game playoff for the AL East title.

Babe Ruth Award | Ron Guidry, Yankees. 25-3, 1.74 ERA, 248 strikeouts and 72 walks in 273.2 innings, 19 complete games, nine shutouts.

2. Jim Rice, Red Sox

Walter Johnson Award | Ron Guidry, Yankees. 2. Mike Caldwell, Brewers.

Jackie Robinson Award | Lou Whitaker, Tigers. 3 home runs, 58 RBIs, .285 batting average, .361 on-base percentage, .357 slugging percentage.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Graig Nettles, Yankees. 27 home runs, 93 RBIs, .276 batting average, .343 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage.

Connie Mack Award | George Bamberger, Brewers. 93-69 [.574]

2. Bob Lemon, Yankees
3. Ralph Houk, Tigers



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 | Eddie Murray, Orioles. 27 home runs, 95 RBIs, .285 batting average, .356 on-base percentage, .480 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Chris Chambliss, Yankees.

Second base | Willie Randolph, Yankees. 3 home runs, 42 RBIs, .279 batting average, .381 on-base percentage, .357 slugging percentage, 36 stolen bases. Best fielder | Bump Wills, Rangers.

Third base | Doug DeCinces, Orioles. 28 home runs, 80 RBIs, .286 batting average, .346 on-base percentage, .526 slugging percentage, 37 doubles. Best fielder | Graig Nettles, Yankees.

2. Graig Nettles, Yankees
3. Sal Bando, Brewers

Shortstop | Roy Smalley, Twins. 19 home runs, 77 RBIs, .273 batting average, .362 on-base percentage, .433 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Rick Burleson, Red Sox.

Left field | Jim Rice, Red Sox. 46 home runs, 139 RBIs, .315 batting average, .370 on-base percentage, .600 slugging percentage, 121 runs, 213 hits, 15 triples.

Center field | Amos Otis, Royals. 22 home runs, 96 RBIs, .298 batting average, .380 on-base percentage, .525 slugging percentage, 32 stolen bases. Best fielder | Otis

2. Fred Lynn, Red Sox

Right field | Ken Singleton, Orioles. 20 home runs, 81 RBIs, .293 batting average, .409 on-base percentage, .462 slugging percentage.

Designated hitter | Don Baylor, Angels. 34 home runs, 99 RBIs, .255 batting average, .332 on-base percentage, .472 slugging percentage, 103 runs, 18 HBPs.



Starting rotation |

1. Ron Guidry, Yankees.
25-3, 1.74 ERA, 248 strikeouts and 72 walks in 273.2 innings, 19 complete games, nine shutouts.

2. Mike Caldwell, Brewers. 22-9, 2.36 ERA, 131 strikeouts and 54 walks in 293.1 innings, 23 complete games, six shutouts.

3. Jim Palmer, Orioles. 21-12, 2.46 ERA, 138 strikeouts and 97 walks in 296 innings, 19 complete games, six shutouts.

4. Dennis Eckersley, Red Sox. 20-8, 2.99 ERA, 162 strikeouts and 71 walks in 268.1 innings, 16 complete games.

5. Jon Matlack, Rangers. 15-13, 2.27 ERA, 157 strikeouts and 51 walks in 270 innings, 18 complete games.

Reliever | Rich Gossage, Yankees. 10-11, 2.01 ERA, 27 saves, 122 strikeouts and 59 walks in 134.1 innings.

2. Bob Stanley, Red Sox



— Kevin Brewer