October 7, 1987

American League awards [1987]



Paul Molitor had a 39-game hitting streak. Mark McGwire hit a rookie record 49 home runs. Don Mattingly homered in a record eight straight games. Juan Nieves threw a no-hitter. Don Baylor broke Ron Hunt’s all-time HBP record. The Mariners drafted Ken Griffey Jr.

Babe Ruth Award | Alan Trammell, Tigers. 28 home runs, 105 RBIs, .343 batting average, .402 on-base percentage, .551 slugging percentage, 109 runs, 205 hits.

2. Wade Boggs, Red Sox
3. Roger Clemens, Red Sox

Walter Johnson Award | Roger Clemens, Red Sox. 20-9, 2.97 ERA, 256 strikeouts and 83 walks in 281.2 innings, 18 complete games, seven shutouts.

Jackie Robinson Award | Mark McGwire, Athletics. 49 home runs, 118 RBIs, .289 batting average, .370 on-base percentage, .618 slugging percentage.

2. Kevin Seitzer, Royals
3. Devon White, Angels

Pee Wee Reese Award | Doyle Alexander, Tigers. 9-0, 1.53 ERA, 44 strikeouts and 26 walks in 88.1 innings, three shutouts over 11 starts. The Tigers acquired Alexander from Atlanta for minor leaguer John Smoltz on Aug. 12.

Connie Mack Award | Tom Trebelhorn, Brewers. 91-71 [.562]

2. Sparky Anderson, Tigers
3. Tom Kelly, Twins



Catcher | Matt Nokes, Tigers. 32 home runs, 87 RBIs, .289 batting average, .345 on-base percentage, .536 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Ernie Whitt, Blue Jays.

First base | Mark McGwire, Athletics. 49 home runs, 118 RBIs, .289 batting average, .370 on-base percentage, .618 slugging percentage. 2. Don Mattingly, Yankees. Best fielder | Pete O’Brien, Rangers.

Second base | Willie Randolph, Yankees. 7 home runs, 67 RBIs, .305 batting average, .411 on-base percentage, .414 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Frank White, Royals.

Third base | Wade Boggs, Red Sox. 24 home runs, 89 RBIs, .363 batting average, .461 on-base percentage, .588 slugging percentage, 108 runs, 200 hits, 40 doubles, 105 walks. 2. Kevin Seitzer, Royals. 3. Carney Lansford, Athletics. Best fielder | Gary Gaetti, Twins.

Shortstop | Alan Trammell, Tigers. 28 home runs, 105 RBIs, .343 batting average, .402 on-base percentage, .551 slugging percentage, 109 runs, 205 hits. 2. Tony Fernandez, Blue Jays. Best fielder | Greg Gagne, Twins.

Left field | George Bell, Blue Jays. 47 home runs, 134 RBIs, .308 batting average, .352 on-base percentage, .605 slugging percentage, 111 runs.

Center field | Kirby Puckett, Twins. 28 home runs, 99 RBIs, .332 batting average, .367 on-base percentage, .534 slugging percentage, 207 hits. Best fielder | Ken Williams, White Sox.

Right field | Devon White, Angels. 24 home runs, 87 RBIs, .263 batting average, .306 on-base percentage, .443 slugging percentage, 103 runs, 32 stolen bases. 2. Ivan Calderon, White Sox. 3. Danny Tartabull, Royals. Best fielder | Jesse Barfield, Blue Jays.

Designated hitter | Paul Molitor, Brewers. 16 home runs, 75 RBIs, .353 batting average, .438 on-base percentage, .566 slugging percentage, 114 runs, 41 doubles, 45 stolen bases.



Starting rotation |

1. Roger Clemens, Red Sox.
20-9, 2.97 ERA, 256 strikeouts and 83 walks in 281.2 innings, 18 complete games, seven shutouts.

2. Frank Viola, Twins. 17-10, 2.90 ERA, 197 strikeouts and 66 walks in 251.2 innings.

3. Bret Saberhagen, Royals. 18-10, 3.36 ERA, 163 strikeouts and 53 walks in 257 innings, 15 complete games.

4. Jimmy Key, Blue Jays. 17-8, 2.76 ERA, 161 strikeouts and 66 walks in 261 innings.

5. Teddy Higuera, Brewers. 18-10, 3.85 ERA, 240 strikeouts and 87 walks in 261.2 innings, 14 complete games. 6. Mark Langston, Mariners. 7. Charlie Leibrandt, Royals.

Reliever | Tom Henke, Blue Jays. 0-6, 2.49 ERA, 34 saves, 128 strikeouts and 25 walks in 94 innings.
— Kevin Brewer

October 5, 1987

National League awards [1987]



Dodgers general manager Al Campanis said black people lack the “necessities” to be managers and general managers on “Nightline.” He was fired two days later. Mike Schmidt hit his 500th home run. Padres catcher Benito Santiago had a rookie record 34-game hitting streak.

Babe Ruth Award | Tony Gwynn, Padres. 7 home runs, 54 RBIs, .370 batting average, .447 on-base percentage, .511 slugging percentage, 119 runs, 218 hits, 36 doubles, 13 triples, 56 stolen bases.

2. Tim Raines, Expos
3. Eric Davis, Reds
4. Ozzie Smith, Cardinals
5. Dale Murphy, Atlanta

Walter Johnson Award | Bob Welch, Dodgers. 15-9, 3.22 ERA, 196 strikeouts and 86 walks in 251.2 innings, four shutouts.

2. Orel Hershiser, Dodgers
3. Rick Sutcliffe, Cubs

Jackie Robinson Award | Benito Santiago, Padres. 18 home runs, 79 RBIs, .300 batting average, .324 on-base percentage, .467 slugging percentage. 2. Mike Dunne, Pirates.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Ozzie Smith, Cardinals. 0 home runs, 75 RBIs, .303 batting average, .392 on-base percentage, .383 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 40 doubles, 43 stolen bases.

Connie Mack Award | Whitey Herzog, Cardinals. 95-67 [.586]

2. Roger Craig, Giants
3. Buck Rodgers, Expos



Catcher | Benito Santiago, Padres. 2. Bob Brenly, Giants. 3. Mike LaValliere, Pirates. Best fielder | Mike Scioscia, Dodgers.

First base | Jack Clark, Cardinals. 35 home runs, 106 RBIs, .286 batting average, .459 on-base percentage, .597 slugging percentage, 136 walks. Best fielder | Andres Galarraga, Expos.

Second base | Bill Doran, Astros. 16 home runs, 79 RBIs, .283 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, .406 slugging percentage, 31 stolen bases. Best fielder | Doran

Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 35 home runs, 113 RBIs, .293 batting average, .388 on-base percentage, .548 slugging percentage. 2. Tim Wallach, Expos. Best fielder | Wallach

Shortstop | Ozzie Smith, Cardinals. 0 home runs, 75 RBIs, .303 batting average, .392 on-base percentage, .383 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 40 doubles, 43 stolen bases. Best fielder | Ozzie

Left field | Tim Raines, Expos. 18 home runs, 68 RBIs, .330 batting average, .429 on-base percentage, .526 slugging percentage, 123 runs, 50 stolen bases. Raines missed the first month of the season because of collusion, and he still led the league in runs. 2. Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers. Best fielder | Barry Bonds, Pirates.

Center field | Eric Davis, Reds. 37 home runs, 100 RBIs, .293 batting average, .399 on-base percentage, .593 slugging percentage, 120 runs, 50 stolen bases. 2. Andy Van Slyke, Pirates. Best fielder | Milt Thompson, Phillies.

Right field | Tony Gwynn, Padres. 7 home runs, 54 RBIs, .370 batting average, .447 on-base percentage, .511 slugging percentage, 119 runs, 218 hits, 36 doubles, 13 triples, 56 stolen bases. 2. Dale Murphy, Atlanta. 3. Darryl Strawberry, Mets.



Starting rotation |

1. Bob Welch, Dodgers.
15-9, 3.22 ERA, 196 strikeouts and 86 walks in 251.2 innings, four shutouts.

2. Orel Hershiser, Dodgers. 16-16, 3.06 ERA, 190 strikeouts and 74 walks in 264.2 innings, 10 complete games, 11 wild pitches.

3. Rick Sutcliffe, Cubs. 18-10, 3.68 ERA, 174 strikeouts and 106 walks in 237.1 innings.

4. Mike Scott, Astros. 16-13, 3.23 ERA, 233 strikeouts and 79 walks in 247.2 innings, 10 wild pitches.

5. Nolan Ryan, Astros. 8-16, 2.76 ERA, 270 strikeouts and 87 walks in 211.2 innings, 10 wild pitches. 6. Rick Reuschel, Pirates-Giants.

Reliever | Tim Burke, Expos. 7-0, 1.19 ERA, 18 saves, 58 strikeouts and 17 walks in 91 innings.
— Kevin Brewer