October 7, 1982

National League awards [1982]



Atlanta won a record 13 straight games to start the season. Ferguson Jenkins reached 3,000 strikeouts. Joel Youngblood singled for the Mets and Expos in the same day, after he was traded between games. Dave Kingman hit .204 with a league-leading 37 home runs.

Babe Ruth Award | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 35 home runs, 87 RBIs, .280 batting average, .403 on-base percentage, .547 slugging percentage, 108 runs, 107 walks.

2. Gary Carter, Expos
3. Dale Murphy, Atlanta
4. Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers
5. Andre Dawson, Expos

Walter Johnson Award | Steve Rogers, Expos. 19-8, 2.40 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 65 walks in 277 innings, 14 complete games.

2. Joe Niekro, Astros
3. Mario Soto, Reds

Jackie Robinson Award | Johnny Ray, Pirates. 7 home runs, 63 RBIs, .281 batting average, .318 on-base percentage, .382 slugging percentage.

2. Steve Sax, Dodgers
3. Ryne Sandberg, Cubs

Pee Wee Reese Award | Joe Morgan, Giants. 14 home runs, 61 RBIs, .289 batting average, .400 on-base percentage, .438 slugging percentage.

Connie Mack Award | Joe Torre, Atlanta. 89-73 [.549]

2. Frank Robinson, Giants
3. Whitey Herzog, Cardinals



Catcher | Gary Carter, Expos. 29 home runs, 97 RBIs, .293 batting average, .381 on-base percentage, .510 slugging percentage. 2. Terry Kennedy, Padres. Best fielder | Carter

First base | Al Oliver, Expos. 22 home runs, 109 RBIs, .331 batting average, .392 on-base percentage, .514 slugging percentage, 204 hits, 43 doubles. 2. Jason Thompson, Pirates. Best fielder | Steve Garvey, Dodgers.

Second base | Joe Morgan, Giants. 14 home runs, 61 RBIs, .289 batting average, .400 on-base percentage, .438 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Manny Trillo, Phillies.

Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 35 home runs, 87 RBIs, .280 batting average, .403 on-base percentage, .547 slugging percentage, 108 runs, 107 walks. 2. Bill Madlock, Pirates. Best fielder | Tim Wallach, Expos.

Shortstop | Dickie Thon, Astros. 3 home runs, 36 RBIs, .276 batting average, .327 on-base percentage, .397 slugging percentage, 10 triples, 37 stolen bases. Best fielder | Ozzie Smith, Cardinals.

Left field | Lonnie Smith, Cardinals. 8 home runs, 69 RBIs, .307 batting average, .381 on-base percentage, .434 slugging percentage, 120 runs, 35 doubles, 68 stolen bases.

Center field | Dale Murphy, Atlanta. 36 home runs, 109 RBIs, .281 batting average, .378 on-base percentage, .507 slugging percentage, 113 runs. Best fielder | Dawson

2. Andre Dawson, Expos

Right field | Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers. 32 home runs, 100 RBIs, .304 batting average, .378 on-base percentage, .536 slugging percentage. 2. Sixto Lezcano, Padres.



Starting rotation |

1. Steve Rogers, Expos.
19-8, 2.40 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 65 walks in 277 innings, 14 complete games.

2. Joe Niekro, Astros. 17-12, 2.47 ERA, 130 strikeouts and 64 walks in 270 innings, 16 complete games, five shutouts, 19 wild pitches.

3. Mario Soto, Reds. 14-13, 2.79 ERA, 274 strikeouts and 71 walks in 257.2 innings, 13 complete games.

4. Steve Carlton, Phillies. 23-11, 3.10 ERA, 286 strikeouts and 86 walks in 295.2 innings, 19 complete games, six shutouts.

5. Joaquin Andujar, Cardinals. 15-10, 2.47 ERA, 137 strikeouts and 50 walks in 265.2 innings, five shutouts.

Reliever | Greg Minton, Giants. 10-4, 1.83 ERA, 30 saves, 58 strikeouts and 42 walks in 123 innings.
— Kevin Brewer

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