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

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