October 2, 1984

American League awards [1984]



The Tigers began the season 35-5. Jack Morris and Mike Witt threw no-hitters. Reggie Jackson hit his 500th home run. Phil Niekro reached 3,000 strikeouts. The White Sox beat the Brewers 7-6 in 25 innings, in eight hours, six minutes — the longest game in major league history.

Babe Ruth Award | Cal Ripken, Orioles. 27 home runs, 86 RBIs, .304 batting average, .374 on-base percentage, .510 slugging percentage, 103 runs, 37 doubles.

2. Eddie Murray, Orioles
3. Alan Trammell, Tigers

Walter Johnson Award | Dave Stieb, Blue Jays. 16-8, 2.83 ERA, 198 strikeouts and 88 walks in 267 innings, 11 complete games, 11 HBPs.

Jackie Robinson Award | Alvin Davis, Mariners. 27 home runs, 116 RBIs, .284 batting average, .391 on-base percentage, .497 slugging percentage.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Willie Hernandez, Tigers. 9-3, 1.92 ERA, 32 saves, 112 strikeouts and 36 walks in 140.1 innings.

Connie Mack Award | Sparky Anderson, Tigers. 104-58 [.642]

2. Bobby Cox, Blue Jays
3. Ralph Houk, Red Sox



Catcher | Lance Parrish, Tigers. 33 home runs, 98 RBIs, .237 batting average, .287 on-base percentage, .443 slugging percentage. 2. Rich Gedman, Red Sox. Best fielder | Parrish

First base | Eddie Murray, Orioles. 29 home runs, 110 RBIs, .306 batting average, .410 on-base percentage, .509 slugging percentage, 107 walks. Best fielder | Pete O’Brien, Rangers.

2. Don Mattingly, Yankees
3. Alvin Davis, Mariners
4. Kent Hrbek, Twins

Second base | Lou Whitaker, Tigers. 13 home runs, 56 RBIs, .289 batting average, .357 on-base percentage, .407 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Willie Randolph, Yankees.

Third base | Wade Boggs, Red Sox. 6 home runs, 55 RBIs, .325 batting average, .407 on-base percentage, .416 slugging percentage, 109 runs, 203 hits. 2. Buddy Bell, Rangers. Best fielder | Boggs

Shortstop | Cal Ripken, Orioles. 27 home runs, 86 RBIs, .304 batting average, .374 on-base percentage, .510 slugging percentage, 103 runs, 37 doubles. Best fielder | Ripken

2. Alan Trammell, Tigers
3. Robin Yount, Brewers

Left field | Rickey Henderson, Athletics. 16 home runs, 58 RBIs, .293 batting average, .399 on-base percentage, .458 slugging percentage, 113 runs, 66 stolen bases.

Center field | Lloyd Moseby, Blue Jays. 18 home runs, 92 RBIs, .280 batting average, .368 on-base percentage, .470 slugging percentage, 15 triples, 39 stolen bases. 2. Chet Lemon, Tigers. Best fielder | Kirby Puckett, Twins.

Right field | Dwight Evans, Red Sox. 32 home runs, 104 RBIs, .295 batting average, .388 on-base percentage, .532 slugging percentage, 121 runs, 37 doubles.

2. Kirk Gibson, Tigers
3. Dave Winfield, Yankees

Designated hitter | Mike Easler, Red Sox. 27 home runs, 91 RBIs, .313 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .516 slugging percentage. 2. Andre Thornton, Cleveland.



Starting rotation |

1. Dave Stieb, Blue Jays.
16-8, 2.83 ERA, 198 strikeouts and 88 walks in 267 innings, 11 complete games, 11 HBPs.

2. Bert Blyleven, Cleveland. 19-7, 2.87 ERA, 170 strikeouts and 74 walks in 245 innings, 12 complete games.

3. Doyle Alexander, Blue Jays. 17-6, 3.13 ERA, 139 strikeouts and 59 walks in 261.2 innings, 12 complete games.

4. Mike Boddicker, Orioles. 20-11, 2.79 ERA, 128 strikeouts and 81 walks in 261.1 innings, 16 complete games.

5. Frank Viola, Twins. 18-12, 3.21 ERA, 149 strikeouts and 73 walks in 257.2 innings, 10 complete games.

Reliever | Willie Hernandez, Tigers. 9-3, 1.92 ERA, 32 saves, 112 strikeouts and 36 walks in 140.1 innings. 2. Dan Quisenberry, Royals.
— Kevin Brewer

National League awards [1984]



Expos first baseman Pete Rose doubled for his 4,000th hit. The Expos later traded him to the Reds, who named him their player-manager. The Padres and Atlanta had a series of beanings, close calls and two bench-clearing brawls at Fulton County Stadium on Aug. 12, resulting in 19 ejections.

Babe Ruth Award | Ryne Sandberg, Cubs. 19 home runs, 84 RBIs, .314 batting average, .367 on-base percentage, .520 slugging percentage, 114 runs, 200 hits, 36 doubles, 19 triples, 32 stolen bases.

2. Tony Gwynn, Padres
3. Keith Hernandez, Mets
4. Gary Carter, Expos
5. Tim Raines, Expos
6. Dale Murphy, Atlanta

Walter Johnson Award | Bruce Sutter, Cardinals. 6-7, 1.54 ERA, 45 saves, 77 strikeouts and 23 walks in 122.2 innings.

2. Dwight Gooden, Mets
3. Rick Rhoden, Pirates

Jackie Robinson Award | Dwight Gooden, Mets. 17-9, 2.60 ERA, 276 strikeouts and 73 walks in 218 innings. Gooden, 19, broke Herb Score’s rookie strikeout record and set the all-time record for strikeouts per nine innings (11.39).

Pee Wee Reese Award | Gary Matthews, Cubs. 14 home runs, 82 RBIs, .291 batting average, .410 on-base percentage, .428 slugging percentage, 101 runs, 103 walks, 10 sacrifice flies. 2. Rick Sutcliffe, Cubs.

Connie Mack Award | Jim Frey, Cubs. 96-65 [.596] Frey led the Cubs to their first winning season since 1972 and their first playoff appearance since 1945.

2. Davey Johnson, Mets
3. Dick Williams, Padres

Branch Rickey Award | Dallas Green, Cubs. The manager of the 1980 World Series champion Philles, Green won the division by acquiring his old players — Keith Moreland in 1981, Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa in 1982 and Gary Matthews and Bob Dernier before the season.



Catcher | Gary Carter, Expos. 27 home runs, 106 RBIs, .294 batting average, .366 on-base percentage, .487 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Tony Pena, Pirates.

First base | Keith Hernandez, Mets. 15 home runs, 94 RBIs, .311 batting average, .409 on-base percentage, .449 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Steve Garvey, Padres.

Second base | Ryne Sandberg, Cubs. 19 home runs, 84 RBIs, .314 batting average, .367 on-base percentage, .520 slugging percentage, 114 runs, 200 hits, 36 doubles, 19 triples, 32 stolen bases. Best fielder | Sandberg

Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 36 home runs, 106 RBIs, .277 batting average, .383 on-base percentage, .536 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Tim Wallach, Expos.

Shortstop | Ozzie Smith, Cardinals. 1 home run, 44 RBIs, .257 batting average, .347 on-base percentage, .337 slugging percentage, 35 stolen bases. Best fielder | Smith

Left field | Jose Cruz, Astros. 12 home runs, 95 RBIs, .312 batting average, .381 on-base percentage, .462 slugging percentage, 13 triples, 22 stolen bases, 10 sacrifice flies.

Center field | Tim Raines, Expos. 8 home runs, 60 RBIs, .309 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, .437 slugging percentage, 106 runs, 38 doubles, 75 stolen bases. Best fielder | Kevin McReynolds, Padres.

2. Dale Murphy, Atlanta
3. Kevin McReynolds, Padres

Right field | Tony Gwynn, Padres. 5 home runs, 71 RBIs, .351 batting average, .410 on-base percentage, .444 slugging percentage, 213 hits, 10 triples, 33 stolen bases.



Starting rotation |

1. Dwight Gooden, Mets.
17-9, 2.60 ERA, 276 strikeouts and 73 walks in 218 innings.

2. Rick Rhoden, Pirates. 14-9, 2.72 ERA, 136 strikeouts and 62 walks in 238.1 innings, 10 wild pitches.

3. Alejandro Pena, Dodgers. 12-6, 2.48 ERA, 135 strikeouts and 46 walks in 199.1 innings, four shutouts.

4. Rick Sutcliffe, Cubs. 16-1, 2.69 ERA, 155 strikeouts and 39 walks in 150.1 innings with the Cubs. | 4-5, 5.15 ERA, 58 strikeouts and 46 walks in 94.1 innings with Cleveland. Player most similar to | Hank Borowy, the last pitcher to win 20 games while playing in both leagues.

Sutcliffe, acquired by the Cubs in a seven-player deal on June 13, helped lead them to the division title. He won the Game 1 of the NLCS but lost the deciding game.

On July 27, 1945, the Cubs acquired Borowy in a waiver deal. He was 11-2 with a 2.14 ERA down the stretch, and the Cubs won the pennant — the last time they made the playoffs. Borowy won the Game 1 of the World Series, but he lost Game 7.

5. Mario Soto, Reds. 18-7, 3.53 ERA, 185 strikeouts and 87 walks in 237.1 innings, 13 complete games.

Reliever | Bruce Sutter, Cardinals. 6-7, 1.54 ERA, 45 saves, 77 strikeouts and 23 walks in 122.2 innings.
— Kevin Brewer