October 4, 1983

National League awards [1983]



Nolan Ryan retired Brad Mills for his 3,509th strikeout, breaking Walter Johnson’s all-time record. Steve Carlton won his 300th game. Steve Garvey dislocated his thumb, ending his National League record 1,207 consecutive games played streak. Bob Forsch threw a no-hitter.

Babe Ruth Award | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 40 home runs, 109 RBIs, .255 batting average, .399 on-base percentage, .524 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 128 walks.

2. Dale Murphy, Atlanta
3. Dickie Thon, Astros
4. Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers
5. Jose Cruz, Astros

Walter Johnson Award | Mario Soto, Reds. 17-13, 2.70 ERA, 242 strikeouts and 95 walks in 273.2 innings, 18 complete games. 2. John Denny, Phillies.

Jackie Robinson Award | Bill Doran, Astros. 8 home runs, 39 RBIs, .271 batting average, .371 on-base percentage, .364 slugging percentage. 2. Craig McMurtry, Atlanta.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Joe Morgan, Phillies. 16 home runs, 59 RBIs, .230 batting average, .370 on-base percentage, .403 slugging percentage.

Connie Mack Award | Paul Owens, Phillies. 47-30 [.610]

2. Tommy Lasorda, Dodgers
3. Joe Torre, Atlanta



Catcher | Gary Carter, Expos. 17 home runs, 79 RBIs, .270 batting average, .336 on-base percentage, .444 slugging percentage, 37 doubles. Best fielder | Carter

First base | Darrell Evans, Giants. 30 home runs, 82 RBIs, .277 batting average, .378 on-base percentage, .516 slugging percentage. 2. Keith Hernandez, Cardinals-Mets. Best fielder | Bill Buckner, Cubs.

Second base | Bill Doran, Astros. 8 home runs, 39 RBIs, .271 batting average, .371 on-base percentage, .364 slugging percentage. 2. Johnny Ray, Pirates. Best fielder | Ray

Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 40 home runs, 109 RBIs, .255 batting average, .399 on-base percentage, .524 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 128 walks. 2. Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers. Best fielder | Schmidt

Shortstop | Dickie Thon, Astros. 20 home runs, 79 RBIs, .286 batting average, .341 on-base percentage, .457 slugging percentage, 34 stolen bases. Best fielder | Dale Berra, Pirates.

Left field | Jose Cruz, Astros. 14 home runs, 92 RBIs, .318 batting average, .385 on-base percentage, .463 slugging percentage, 189 hits, 30 stolen bases. 2. Tim Raines, Expos.

Center field | Dale Murphy, Atlanta. 36 home runs, 121 RBIs, .302 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, .540 slugging percentage, 131 runs, 30 stolen bases. 2. Andre Dawson, Expos. Best fielder | Eddie Milner, Reds.

Right field | Jack Clark, Giants. 20 home runs, 66 RBIs, .268 batting average, .361 on-base percentage, .441 slugging percentage.



Starting rotation |

1. Mario Soto, Reds.
17-13, 2.70 ERA, 242 strikeouts and 95 walks in 273.2 innings, 18 complete games.

2. John Denny, Phillies. 19-6, 2.37 ERA, 139 strikeouts and 53 walks in 242.2 innings.

3. Steve Carlton, Phillies. 15-16, 3.11 ERA, 275 strikeouts and 84 walks in 283.2 innings, 13 wild pitches.

4. Craig McMurtry, Atlanta. 15-9, 3.08 ERA, 105 strikeouts and 88 walks in 224.2 innings, 13 complete games.

5. Rick Rhoden, Pirates. 13-13, 3.09 ERA, 153 strikeouts and 68 walks in 244.1 innings.

Reliever | Lee Smith, Cubs. 4-10, 1.65 ERA, 29 saves, 91 strikeouts and 41 walks in 103.1 innings.
— Kevin Brewer

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