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

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