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

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