October 11, 1982

American League awards [1982]



Rickey Henderson had 130 stolen bases, breaking Lou Brock’s single-season record. Rollie Fingers saved his 300th game. Gaylord Perry won his 300th game. He was also ejected for throwing a spitball for the first time in his career. Earl Weaver retired.

Babe Ruth Award | Robin Yount, Brewers. 29 home runs, 114 RBIs, .331 batting average, .379 on-base percentage, .578 slugging percentage, 129 runs, 210 hits, 46 doubles, 12 triples. | This Robin Is a Rare Bird

2. Doug DeCinces, Angels
3. Dwight Evans, Red Sox

Walter Johnson Award | Dave Stieb, Blue Jays. 17-14, 3.25 ERA, 141 strikeouts and 75 walks in 288.1 innings, 19 complete games, five shutouts.

Jackie Robinson Award | Cal Ripken, Orioles. 28 home runs, 93 RBIs, .264 batting average, .317 on-base percentage, .475 slugging percentage. Orioles manager Earl Weaver moved Ripken from third base to shortstop on July 1. | Let’s Play Ball, Dad

2. Kent Hrbek, Twins
3. Wade Boggs, Red Sox

Pee Wee Reese Award | Doug DeCinces, Angels. 30 home runs, 97 RBIs, .301 batting average, .369 on-base percentage, .548 slugging percentage, 42 doubles. | Angels in Full Flight

Connie Mack Award | Gene Mauch, Angels. 93-69 [.574] Mauch won his first division title in his 22nd season with a lineup of all 30-and-older players, including four former MVPs. | Heavenly Days for the Angels

2. Harvey Kuenn, Brewers
3. Tony LaRussa, White Sox



Catcher | Lance Parish, Tigers. 32 home runs, 87 RBIs, .284 batting average, .338 on-base percentage, .529 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Bob Boone, Angels.

First base | Cecil Cooper, Brewers. 32 home runs, 121 RBIs, .313 batting average, .342 on-base percentage, .528 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 205 hits, 38 doubles. 2. Eddie Murray, Orioles. Best fielder | Murray

Second base | Lou Whitaker, Tigers. 15 home runs, 65 RBIs, .286 batting average, .341 on-base percentage, .434 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Julio Cruz, Mariners.

Third base | Doug DeCinces, Angels. 30 home runs, 97 RBIs, .301 batting average, .369 on-base percentage, .548 slugging percentage, 42 doubles. Best fielder | Buddy Bell, Rangers.

2. Paul Molitor, Brewers
3. Toby Harrah, Cleveland
4. George Brett, Royals
5. Buddy Bell, Rangers

Shortstop | Robin Yount, Brewers. 29 home runs, 114 RBIs, .331 batting average, .379 on-base percentage, .578 slugging percentage, 129 runs, 210 hits, 46 doubles, 12 triples. Best fielder | Alfredo Griffin, Blue Jays.

Left field | Rickey Henderson, Athletics. 10 home runs, 51 RBIs, .267 batting average, .398 on-base percentage, .382 slugging percentage, 119 runs, 116 walks, 130 stolen bases. Best fielder | Willie Wilson, Royals. | He Finally Bagged It | Bill James

2. Willie Wilson, Royals
3. Brian Downing, Angels

Center field | Dwayne Murphy, Athletics. 27 home runs, 94 RBIs, .238 batting average, .349 on-base percentage, .418 slugging percentage. 2. Gorman Thomas, Brewers. Best fielder | Lloyd Moseby, Blue Jays. | A Well Matched Set

Right field | Dwight Evans, Red Sox. 32 home runs, 98 RBIs, .292 batting average, .402 on-base percentage, .534 slugging percentage, 122 runs, 112 walks, 37 doubles.

Designated hitter | Hal McRae, Royals. 27 home runs, 133 RBIs, .308 batting average, .369 on-base percentage, .542 slugging percentage, 46 doubles.



Starting rotation |

1. Dave Stieb, Blue Jays.
17-14, 3.25 ERA, 141 strikeouts and 75 walks in 288.1 innings, 19 complete games, five shutouts.

2. Rick Sutcliffe, Cleveland. 14-8, 2.96 ERA, 142 strikeouts and 98 walks in 216 innings.

3. Jim Clancy, Blue Jays. 16-14, 3.71 ERA, 139 strikeouts and 77 walks in 266.2 innings, 11 complete games.

4. Jim Palmer, Orioles. 15-5, 3.13 ERA, 103 strikeouts and 63 walks in 227 innings.

5. Luis Leal, Blue Jays. 12-15, 3.93 ERA, 111 strikeouts and 79 walks in 249.2 innings, 10 complete games.

Reliever | Bob Stanley, Red Sox. 12-7, 3.10 ERA, 14 saves, 83 strikeouts and 50 walks in 168.1 innings.

Closer | Dan Spillner, Cleveland. 12-10, 2.49 ERA, 21 saves, 90 strikeouts and 45 walks in 133.2 innings.

2. Bill Caudill, Mariners
3. Dan Quisenberry, Royals
4. Rich Gossage, Yankees
— Kevin Brewer

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