October 4, 1988

National League awards [1988]



Wrigley Field added lights — the last major league park to do so. Reds manager Pete Rose was suspended 30 days for shoving umpire Dave Pallone. Tom Browning threw a perfect game. Orel Hershiser closed the season with 59 consecutive scoreless innings, breaking Don Drysdale’s record.

Babe Ruth Award | Will Clark, Giants. 29 home runs, 109 RBIs, .282 batting average, .386 on-base percentage, .508 slugging percentage, 100 walks.

2. Kirk Gibson, Dodgers
3. Barry Larkin, Reds
4. Orel Hershiser, Dodgers
5. Andy Van Slyke, Pirates

Walter Johnson Award | Orel Hershiser, Dodgers. 23-8, 2.26 ERA, 178 strikeouts and 73 walks in 267 innings, 15 complete games, eight shutouts. Hershiser was 5-0 with an 0.00 ERA in September.

Jackie Robinson Award | Roberto Alomar, Padres. 9 home runs, 41 RBIs, .266 batting average, .328 on-base percentage, .382 slugging percentage.

2. Chris Sabo, Reds
3. Tim Belcher, Dodgers

Pee Wee Reese Award | Kirk Gibson, Dodgers. 25 home runs, 76 RBIs, .290 batting average, .377 on-base percentage, .483 slugging percentage, 106 runs, 31 stolen bases. | The Boys of Spring

Connie Mack Award | Tommy Lasorda, Dodgers. 94-67 [.584] | Bye to Dodger Blues

2. Jack McKeon, Padres
3. Jim Leyland, Pirates



Catcher | Tony Pena, Cardinals. 10 home runs, 51 RBIs, .263 batting average, .308 on-base percentage, .372 slugging percentage. 2. Mike LaValliere, Pirates. Best fielder | Benito Santiago, Padres.

First base | Will Clark, Giants. 29 home runs, 109 RBIs, .282 batting average, .386 on-base percentage, .508 slugging percentage, 100 walks. 2. Andres Galarraga, Expos. Best fielder | Glenn Davis, Astros.

Second base | Ryne Sandberg, Cubs. 19 home runs, 69 RBIs, .264 batting average, .322 on-base percentage, .419 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Jose Lind, Pirates.

Third base | Bobby Bonilla, Pirates. 24 home runs, 100 RBIs, .274 batting average, .366 on-base percentage, .476 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Tim Wallach, Expos.

Shortstop | Barry Larkin, Reds. 12 home runs, 56 RBIs, .296 batting average, .347 on-base percentage, .429 slugging percentage, 40 stolen bases. 2. Ozzie Smith, Cardinals. Best fielder | Smith

Left field | Kirk Gibson, Dodgers. 25 home runs, 76 RBIs, .290 batting average, .377 on-base percentage, .483 slugging percentage, 106 runs, 31 stolen bases. 2. Kevin McReynolds, Mets. 3. Barry Bonds, Pirates. 4. Kal Daniels, Reds.

Center field | Andy Van Slyke, Pirates. 25 home runs, 100 RBIs, .288 batting average, .345 on-base percentage, .506 slugging percentage, 101 runs, 15 triples, 30 stolen bases. 2. Brett Butler, Giants. 3. Eric Davis, Reds. Best fielder | Gerald Young, Astros.

Right field | Darryl Strawberry, Mets. 39 home runs, 101 RBIs, .269 batting average, .366 on-base percentage, .545 slugging percentage, 101 runs.



Starting rotation |

1. Orel Hershiser, Dodgers.
23-8, 2.26 ERA, 178 strikeouts and 73 walks in 267 innings, 15 complete games, eight shutouts.

2. Danny Jackson, Reds. 23-8, 2.73 ERA, 161 strikeouts and 71 walks in 260.2 innings, 15 complete games.

3. Greg Maddux, Cubs. 18-8, 3.18 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 81 walks in 249 innings.

4. David Cone, Mets. 20-3, 2.22 ERA, 213 strikeouts and 80 walks in 231.1 innings.

5. John Tudor, Cardinals-Dodgers. 10-8, 2.32 ERA, 87 strikeouts and 41 walks in 197.2 innings.

Reliever | John Franco, Reds. 6-6, 1.57 ERA, 39 saves, 46 strikeouts and 27 walks in 86 innings. 2. Mark Davis, Padres.

Best Picture | Bull Durham



— Kevin Brewer

American League awards [1988]



The Orioles lost their first 21 games. George Steinbrenner fired Billy Martin for the fifth time, replacing him with Lou Piniella for the second time. The Red Sox won 19 of 20 games after the All-Star break. Jose Canseco became the first 40/40 player, hitting 42 home runs and stealing 40 bases.

Babe Ruth Award | Jose Canseco, Athletics. 42 home runs, 124 RBIs, .307 batting average, .391 on-base percentage, .569 slugging percentage, 120 runs, 40 stolen bases, 10 HBPs.

2. Wade Boggs, Red Sox
3. Kirby Puckett, Twins
4. Mike Greenwell, Red Sox
5. Frank Viola, Twins

Walter Johnson Award | Frank Viola, Twins. 24-7, 2.64 ERA, 193 strikeouts and 54 walks in 255.1 innings.

2. Mark Gubicza, Royals
3. Teddy Higuera, Brewers

Jackie Robinson Award | Walt Weiss, Athletics. 3 home runs, 39 RBIs, .250 batting average, .312 on-base percentage, .321 slugging percentage.

2. Don August, Brewers
3. Jody Reed, Red Sox

Pee Wee Reese Award | Dennis Eckersley, Athletics. 4-2, 2.35 ERA, 45 saves, 70 strikeouts and 11 walks in 72.2 innings.

Connie Mack Award | Tony LaRussa, Athletics. 104-58 [.642]

2. Tom Kelly, Twins
3. Joe Morgan, Red Sox



Catcher | Bob Boone, Angels. 5 home runs, 39 RBIs, .295 batting average, .352 on-base percentage, .386 slugging percentage. 2. Matt Nokes, Tigers. 3. Ernie Whitt, Blue Jays. Best fielder | Andy Allanson, Cleveland.

First base | Fred McGriff, Blue Jays. 34 home runs, 82 RBIs, .282 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .552 slugging percentage, 100 runs, 35 doubles. 2. George Brett, Royals. Best fielder | Pete O’Brien, Rangers.

Second base | Lou Whitaker, Tigers. 12 home runs, 55 RBIs, .275 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .419 slugging percentage. 2. Julio Franco, Cleveland. 3. Johnny Ray, Angels. Best fielder | Frank White, Royals.

Third base | Wade Boggs, Red Sox. 5 home runs, 58 RBIs, .366 batting average, .476 on-base percentage, .490 slugging percentage, 128 runs, 214 hits, 45 doubles, 125 walks. Boggs had the highest on-base percentage since Mickey Mantle in 1962. 2. Paul Molitor, Brewers. Best fielder | Kelly Gruber, Blue Jays.

Shortstop | Cal Ripken, Orioles. 23 home runs, 81 RBIs, .264 batting average, .372 on-base percentage, .431 slugging percentage, 102 walks. 2. Alan Trammell, Tigers. Best fielder | Walt Weiss, Athletics.

Left field | Mike Greenwell, Red Sox. 22 home runs, 119 RBIs, .325 batting average, .416 on-base percentage, .531 slugging percentage, 39 doubles. 2. Rickey Henderson, Yankees.

Center field | Kirby Puckett, Twins. 24 home runs, 121 RBIs, .356 batting average, .375 on-base percentage, .545 slugging percentage, 109 runs, 234 hits, 42 doubles. 2. Robin Yount, Brewers. 3. Dave Henderson, Athletics. Best fielder | Yount

Right field | Jose Canseco, Athletics. 42 home runs, 124 RBIs, .307 batting average, .391 on-base percentage, .569 slugging percentage, 120 runs, 40 stolen bases, 10 HBPs. 2. Dave Winfield, Yankees.

Designated hitter | Jack Clark, Yankees. 27 home runs, 93 RBIs, .242 batting average, .381 on-base percentage, .433 slugging percentage, 113 walks.



Starting rotation |

1. Frank Viola, Twins.
24-7, 2.64 ERA, 193 strikeouts and 54 walks in 255.1 innings.

2. Mark Gubicza, Royals. 20-8, 2.70 ERA, 183 strikeouts and 83 walks in 269.2 innings, 12 wild pitches.

3. Teddy Higuera, Brewers. 16-9, 2.45 ERA, 192 strikeouts and 59 walks in 227.1 innings.

4. Roger Clemens, Red Sox. 18-12, 2.93 ERA, 291 strikeouts and 62 walks in 264 innings, 14 complete games, eight shutouts.

5. Greg Swindell, Cleveland. 18-14, 3.20 ERA, 180 strikeouts and 45 walks in 242 innings, 12 complete games. 6. Mark Langston, Mariners. 7. Allan Anderson, Twins. 8. Tom Candiotti, Cleveland.

Reliever | Doug Jones, Cleveland. 3-4, 2.27 ERA, 37 saves, 72 strikeouts and 16 walks in 83.1 innings. 2. Mike Henneman, Tigers.

Best Picture | Bull Durham



— Kevin Brewer