October 2, 1979

National League awards [1979]



Lou Brock singled for his 3,000th hit. Pirates right fielder Dave Parker threw out Jim Rice at third base and Brian Downing at home in the All-Star Game. Ken Forsch threw a no-hitter. The Phillies beat the Cubs and Dave Kingman 23-22 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. | Rising from the Ashes

Babe Ruth Award | Dave Winfield, Padres. 34 home runs, 118 RBIs, .308 batting average, .395 on-base percentage, .558 slugging percentage, 10 triples. | Good Hit, Better Man

2. Mike Schmidt, Phillies
3. Dave Parker, Pirates
4. Keith Hernandez, Cardinals
5. Phil Niekro, Atlanta

Walter Johnson Award | Phil Niekro, Atlanta. 21-20, 3.39 ERA, 208 strikeouts and 113 walks in 342 innings, 23 complete games. Niekro led the league in wins, losses, innings and complete games. He also made 44 starts for last-place Atlanta, the most by a National League pitcher since 1917.

Jackie Robinson Award | Rick Sutcliffe, Dodgers. 17-10, 3.46 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 97 walks in 242 innings.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Willie Stargell, Pirates. 32 home runs, 82 RBIs, .281 batting average, .352 on-base percentage, .552 slugging percentage. Stargell made the Pirates a family, handing out gold stars for big hits and great plays. | Fine, Like Good Wine

Connie Mack Award | Dick Williams, Expos. 95-55 [.594] | A Summer Winner in Montreal

2. Chuck Tanner, Pirates
3. Bill Virdon, Astros



Catcher | Gary Carter, Expos. 22 home runs, 75 RBIs, .283 batting average, .338 on-base percentage, .485 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Carter

2. Gene Tenace, Padres

First base | Keith Hernandez, Cardinals. 11 home runs, 105 RBIs, .344 batting average, .417 on-base percentage, .513 slugging percentage, 116 runs, 210 hits, 48 doubles, 11 triples. Best fielder | Hernandez

Second base | Davey Lopes, Dodgers. 28 home runs, 73 RBIs, .265 batting average, .372 on-base percentage, .464 slugging percentage, 109 runs, 97 walks, 44 stolen bases. Best fielder | Ted Sizemore, Cubs.

Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 45 home runs, 114 RBIs, .253 batting average, .386 on-base percentage, .564 slugging percentage, 109 runs, 120 walks. Best fielder | Schmidt

2. Larry Parish, Expos
3. Ron Cey, Dodgers

Shortstop | Dave Concepcion, Reds. 16 home runs, 84 RBIs, .281 batting average, .348 on-base percentage, .415 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Concepcion

2. Garry Templeton, Cardinals

Left field | Jose Cruz, Astros. 9 home runs, 72 RBIs, .289 batting average, .367 on-base percentage, .421 slugging percentage, 36 stolen bases.

Center field | Lee Mazzilli, Mets. 15 home runs, 79 RBIs, .303 batting average, .395 on-base percentage, .449 slugging percentage, 34 stolen bases. Best fielder | Tony Scott, Cardinals.

Right field | Dave Winfield, Padres. 34 home runs, 118 RBIs, .308 batting average, .395 on-base percentage, .558 slugging percentage, 10 triples.

2. Dave Parker, Pirates



Starting rotation |

1. Phil Niekro, Atlanta.
21-20, 3.39 ERA, 208 strikeouts and 113 walks in 342 innings, 23 complete games.

2. J.R. Richard, Astros. 18-13, 2.71 ERA, 313 strikeouts and 98 walks in 292.1 innings, 19 complete games.

3. Rick Reuschel, Cubs. 18-12, 3.62 ERA, 125 strikeouts and 75 walks in 239 innings.

4. Joe Niekro, Astros. 21-11, 3.00 ERA, 119 strikeouts and 107 walks in 263.2 innings, 11 complete games, five shutouts. The Niekros are the first brothers to win 20 games in the same season.

5. Craig Swan, Mets. 14-13, 3.29 ERA, 145 strikeouts and 57 walks in 251.1 innings, 10 complete games.

Reliever | Bruce Sutter, Cubs. 6-6, 2.22 ERA, 37 saves, 110 strikeouts and 32 walks in 101.1 innings.
— Kevin Brewer

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