October 27, 1986

American League awards [1986]



Roger Clemens had a record 20 strikeouts against the Mariners. Don Sutton won his 300th game. Bert Blyleven reached 3,000 strikeouts. Dave Righetti had a record 46 saves. Joe Cowley threw a no-hitter. Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson singled in his first at-bat.

Babe Ruth Award | Wade Boggs, Red Sox. 8 home runs, 71 RBIs, .357 batting average, .453 on-base percentage, .486 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 207 hits, 105 walks, 47 doubles. | A Real Rap Session

2. Roger Clemens, Red Sox
3. Don Mattingly, Yankees
4. Teddy Higuera, Brewers
5. Jesse Barfield, Blue Jays

Walter Johnson Award | Roger Clemens, Red Sox. 24-4, 2.48 ERA, 238 strikeouts and 67 walks in 254 innings, 10 complete games. Clemens had a record 20 strikeouts and no walks against the Mariners on April 29. | Striking Out Toward Cooperstown

Jackie Robinson Award | Mark Eichhorn, Blue Jays. 14-6, 1.72 ERA, 10 saves, 166 strikeouts and 45 walks in 157 innings. The Blue Jays invited Eichhorn to spring training, because they needed someone to throw batting practice.

2. Wally Joyner, Angels
3. Jose Canseco, Athletics

Connie Mack Award | Bobby Valentine, Rangers. 87-75 [.537] | Putting a Stop to a Long Slide

2. Pat Corrales, Cleveland
3. Gene Mauch, Angels



Catcher | Rich Gedman, Red Sox. 16 home runs, 65 RBIs, .258 batting average, .315 on-base percentage, .424 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Bob Boone, Angels.

First base | Don Mattingly, Yankees. 31 home runs, 113 RBIs, .352 batting average, .394 on-base percentage, .573 slugging percentage, 117 runs, 238 hits, 53 doubles. Best fielder | Mattingly | Mattingly Ends His Year Fittingly

Second base | Tony Bernazard, Cleveland. 17 home runs, 73 RBIs, .301 batting average, .362 on-base percentage, .456 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Frank White, Royals.

2. Lou Whitaker, Tigers

Third base | Wade Boggs, Red Sox. 8 home runs, 71 RBIs, .357 batting average, .453 on-base percentage, .486 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 207 hits, 105 walks, 47 doubles. 2. Gary Gaetti, Twins. Best fielder | Gaetti

Shortstop | Cal Ripken, Orioles. 25 home runs, 81 RBIs, .282 batting average, .355 on-base percentage, .461 slugging percentage, 35 doubles. 2. Alan Trammell, Tigers. Best fielder | Ripken

Left field | Jim Rice, Red Sox. 20 home runs, 110 RBIs, .324 batting average, .384 on-base percentage, .490 slugging percentage, 200 hits, 39 doubles.

Center field | Rickey Henderson, Yankees. 28 home runs, 74 RBIs, .263 batting average, .358 on-base percentage, .469 slugging percentage, 130 runs, 87 stolen bases. 2. Kirby Puckett, Twins. Best fielder | Gary Pettis, Angels.

Right field | Jesse Barfield, Blue Jays. 40 home runs, 108 RBIs, .289 batting average, .368 on-base percentage, .559 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 35 doubles. 2. Joe Carter, Cleveland.

Designated hitter | Larry Parrish, Rangers. 28 home runs, 94 RBIs, .276 batting average, .347 on-base percentage, .509 slugging percentage. 2. Don Baylor, Red Sox.



Starting rotation |

1. Roger Clemens, Red Sox
24-4, 2.48 ERA, 238 strikeouts and 67 walks in 254 innings, 10 complete games.

2. Teddy Higuera, Brewers. 20-11, 2.79 ERA, 207 strikeouts and 74 walks in 248.1 innings, 15 complete games. Fernando II. He is Mexican, he throws a screwball, and his middle name is Valenzuela. | Milwaukee Has Its Own Valenzuela

3. Mike Witt, Angels. 18-10, 2.84 ERA, 208 strikeouts and 73 walks in 269 innings, 14 complete games.

4. Jack Morris, Tigers. 21-8, 3.27 ERA, 223 strikeouts and 82 walks in 267 innings, 15 complete games, six shutouts.

5. Kirk McCaskill, Angels. 17-10, 3.36 ERA, 202 strikeouts and 92 walks in 246.1 innings, 10 complete games. 6. Tom Candiotti, Cleveland. 7. Bert Blyleven, Twins. 8. Bruce Hurst, Red Sox. 9. Jimmy Key, Blue Jays.

Reliever | Mark Eichhorn, Blue Jays. 14-6, 1.72 ERA, 10 saves, 166 strikeouts and 45 walks in 157 innings. 2. Dave Righetti, Yankees.
— Kevin Brewer

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