October 7, 1986

National League awards [1986]



Pete Rose, 45, went 5-for-5 on Aug. 11, then retired a week later with 4,256 hits. Mike Scott threw a no-hitter on Sept. 25, the first to clinch a league or division title. The Mets won the NL East by a record 21.5 games. Bob Horner hit four home runs in a loss to the Expos.

Babe Ruth Award | Mike Scott, Astros. 18-10, 2.22 ERA, 306 strikeouts and 72 walks in 275.1 innings, five shutouts. Scott used his split-fingered fastball to lead the league in ERA, innings pitched, strikeouts, strikeouts per 9 innings [10.0] and fewest hits per 9 innings [5.9].

2. Mike Schmidt, Phillies
3. Tony Gwynn, Padres
4. Tim Raines, Expos

Walter Johnson Award | Mike Scott, Astros.

Jackie Robinson Award | Todd Worrell, Cardinals. 9-10, 2.08 ERA, 36 saves, 73 strikeouts and 41 walks in 103.2 innings.

2. Barry Bonds, Pirates
3. Robby Thompson, Giants

Pee Wee Reese Award | Keith Hernandez, Mets. 13 home runs, 83 RBIs, .310 batting average, .413 on-base percentage, .446 slugging percentage, 94 walks.

Connie Mack Award | Davey Johnson, Mets. 108-54 [.667]

2. Hal Lanier, Astros
3. Roger Craig, Giants



Catcher | Gary Carter, Mets. 24 home runs, 105 RBIs, .255 batting average, .337 on-base percentage, .439 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Jody Davis, Cubs.

First base | Keith Hernandez, Mets. 2. Von Hayes, Phillies. 3. Glenn Davis, Astros. Best fielder | Davis

Second base | Steve Sax, Dodgers. 6 home runs, 56 RBIs, .332 batting average, .390 on-base percentage, .441 slugging percentage, 210 hits, 43 doubles, 40 stolen bases. Best fielder | Ron Oester, Reds.

Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 37 home runs, 119 RBIs, .290 batting average, .390 on-base percentage, .547 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Terry Pendleton, Cardinals.

Shortstop | Ozzie Smith, Cardinals. 0 home run, 54 RBIs, .280 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .333 slugging percentage, 31 stolen bases. Best fielder | Smith

Left field | Tim Raines, Expos. 9 home runs, 62 RBIs, .334 batting average, .413 on-base percentage, .476 slugging percentage, 35 doubles, 10 triples, 70 stolen bases.

Center field | Kevin McReynolds, Padres. 26 home runs, 96 RBIs, .288 batting average, .358 on-base percentage, .504 slugging percentage. 2. Lenny Dykstra, Mets. Best fielder | Willie McGee, Cardinals.

Right field | Tony Gwynn, Padres. 14 home runs, 59 RBIs, .329 batting average, .381 on-base percentage, .467 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 211 hits, 37 stolen bases. 2. Kevin Bass, Astros. Best fielder | Bass

Outfield | Eric Davis, Reds. 27 home runs, 71 RBIs, .277 batting average, .378 on-base percentage, .523 slugging percentage, 80 stolen bases.



Starting rotation |

1. Mike Scott, Astros.
18-10, 2.22 ERA, 306 strikeouts and 72 walks in 275.1 innings, five shutouts.

2. Rick Rhoden, Pirates. 15-12, 2.84 ERA, 159 strikeouts and 76 walks in 253.2 innings, 12 complete games.

3. Fernando Valenzuela, Dodgers. 21-11, 3.14 ERA, 242 strikeouts and 85 walks in 269.1 innings, 20 complete games, 13 wild pitches.

4. Bobby Ojeda, Mets. 18-5, 2.57 ERA, 148 strikeouts and 52 walks in 217.1 innings.

5. Ron Darling, Mets. 15-6, 2.81 ERA, 184 strikeouts and 81 walks in 237 innings. 6. Dwight Gooden, Mets. 7. Bill Gullickson, Reds. 8. Bob Knepper, Astros.

Reliever | Todd Worrell, Cardinals. 9-10, 2.08 ERA, 36 saves, 73 strikeouts and 41 walks in 103.2 innings. 2. Lee Smith, Cubs.
— Kevin Brewer

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