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

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