October 4, 1989

National League awards [1989]



Commissioner Bart Giamatti banned Reds manager Pete Rose from baseball for betting on games. Giamanti died of a heart attack eight days later. Mike Schmidt retired in May. The next month, he was voted to the All-Star Game. Vince Coleman stole a record 50 consecutive bases without being caught.

Babe Ruth Award | Will Clark, Giants. 23 home runs, 111 RBIs, .333 batting average, .407 on-base percentage, .546 slugging percentage, 111 runs, 38 doubles.

2. Kevin Mitchell, Giants
3. Howard Johnson, Mets
4. Lonnie Smith, Atlanta

Walter Johnson Award | Orel Hershiser, Dodgers. 15-15, 2.31 ERA, 178 strikeouts and 77 walks in 256.2 innings. Hershiser threw 169 pitches on the last day of the season, giving up one run on 10 hits and three walks, to avoid a losing record.

Jackie Robinson Award | Greg Harris, Padres. 8-9, 2.60 ERA, 106 strikeouts and 52 walks in 135 innings.

2. Dwight Smith, Cubs
3. Jerome Walton, Cubs

Connie Mack Award | Don Zimmer, Cubs. 93-69 [.574]

2. Roger Craig, Giants
3. Jack McKeon, Padres



Catcher | Craig Biggio, Astros. 13 home runs, 60 RBIs, .257 batting average, .336 on-base percentage, .402 slugging percentage. 2. Mike Scioscia, Dodgers. Best fielder | Scioscia

First base | Will Clark, Giants. 23 home runs, 111 RBIs, .333 batting average, .407 on-base percentage, .546 slugging percentage, 111 runs, 38 doubles. Best fielder | Eddie Murray, Dodgers.

2. Glenn Davis, Astros
3. Jack Clark, Padres

Second base | Ryne Sandberg, Cubs. 30 home runs, 76 RBIs, .290 batting average, .356 on-base percentage, .497 slugging percentage, 104 runs. Best fielder | Jose Oquendo, Cardinals.

Third base | Howard Johnson, Mets. 36 home runs, 101 RBIs, .287 batting average, .369 on-base percentage, .559 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 41 doubles, 41 stolen bases. 2. Bobby Bonilla, Pirates. Best fielder | Ken Caminiti, Astros.

Shortstop | Ozzie Smith, Cardinals. 2 home runs, 50 RBIs, .273 batting average, .335 on-base percentage, .361 slugging percentage, 29 stolen bases. Best fielder | Ozzie

Left field | Kevin Mitchell, Giants. 47 home runs, 125 RBIs, .291 batting average, .388 on-base percentage, .635 slugging percentage, 100 runs.

2. Lonnie Smith, Atlanta
3. Barry Bonds, Pirates

Center field | Eric Davis, Reds. 34 home runs, 101 RBIs, .281 batting average, .367 on-base percentage, .541 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Gerald Young, Astros.

Right field | Von Hayes, Phillies. 26 home runs, 78 RBIs, .259 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .461 slugging percentage, 101 walks, 28 stolen bases.

Outfield | Tony Gwynn, Padres. 4 home runs, 62 RBIs, .336 batting average, .389 on-base percentage, .424 slugging percentage, 203 hits, 40 stolen bases.



Starting rotation |

1. Orel Hershiser, Dodgers.
15-15, 2.31 ERA, 178 strikeouts and 77 walks in 256.2 innings.

2. Bruce Hurst, Padres. 15-11, 2.69 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 66 walks in 244.2 innings, 10 complete games.

3. Ed Whitson, Padres. 16-11, 2.66 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 48 walks in 227 innings.

4. Greg Maddux, Cubs. 19-12, 2.95 ERA, 135 strikeouts and 82 walks in 238.1 innings.

5. Dennis Martinez, Expos. 16-7, 3.18 ERA, 142 strikeouts and 49 walks in 232 innings. 6. Bryn Smith, Expos. 7. Mark Langston, Expos. 8. Mike Bielecki, Cubs.

Reliever | Mark Davis, Padres. 4-3, 1.85 ERA, 44 saves, 92 strikeouts and 31 walks in 92.2 innings.
— Kevin Brewer

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