October 5, 2014

National League awards [2014]



Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw beat the Diamondbacks on Opening Day in Australia, threw a no-hitter against the Rockies and pitched 41 consecutive scoreless innings. Josh Beckett, Tim Lincecum and Jordan Zimmermann also threw no-hitters.

Babe Ruth Award | Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers. 21-3, 1.77 ERA, 239 strikeouts and 31 walks in 198.1 innings.

2. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
3. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
4. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
5. Buster Posey, Giants

Walter Johnson Award | Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers. 21-3, 1.77 ERA, 239 strikeouts and 31 walks in 198.1 innings.

Jackie Robinson Award | Jacob deGrom, Mets. 9-6, 2.69 ERA, 144 strikeouts and 43 walks in 140.1 innings.

Connie Mack Award | Matt Williams, Nationals. 96-66 [.593]

2. Don Mattingly, Dodgers
3. Bruce Bochy, Giants



Catcher | Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers. 13 home runs, 69 RBIs, .301 batting average, .373 on-base percentage, .465 slugging percentage, 53 doubles. Best hitter | Buster Posey, Giants. Best fielder | Yadier Molina, Cardinals.

2. Buster Posey, Giants
3. Devin Mesoraco, Reds

First base | Anthony Rizzo, Cubs. 32 home runs, 78 RBIs, .286 batting average, .386 on-base percentage, .527 slugging percentage, 15 HBPs. Best fielder | Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers.

Second base | Chase Utley, Phillies. 11 home runs, 78 RBIs, .270 batting average, .339 on-base percentage, .407 slugging percentage, 13 HBPs. Best fielder | DJ LeMahieu, Rockies.

Third base | Anthony Rendon, Nationals. 21 home runs, 83 RBIs, .287 batting average, .351 on-base percentage, .473 slugging percentage, 111 runs. Best fielder | Rendon.

Shortstop | Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals. 21 home runs, 75 RBIs, .263 batting average, .336 on-base percentage, .443 slugging percentage. Best hitter | Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies. Best fielder | Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta.

Left field | Matt Holliday, Cardinals. 20 home runs, 90 RBIs, .272 batting average, .370 on-base percentage, .441 slugging percentage, 17 HBPs.

Center field | Andrew McCutchen, Pirates. 25 home runs, 83 RBIs, .314 batting average, .410 on-base percentage, .542 slugging percentage, 10 HBPs. Best fielder | Juan Lagares, Mets.

2. Carlos Gomez, Brewers

Right field | Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins. 37 home runs, 105 RBIs, .288 batting average, .395 on-base percentage, .555 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Jason Heyward, Atlanta.

2. Jason Heyward, Atlanta



Starting rotation |

1. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers.
21-3, 1.77 ERA, 239 strikeouts and 31 walks in 198.1 innings.

2. Johnny Cueto, Reds. 20-9, 2.25 ERA, 242 strikeouts and 65 walks in 243.2 innings, 15 HBPs.

3. Adam Wainwright, Cardinals. 20-9, 2.38 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 50 walks in 227 innings.

4. Cole Hamels, Phillies. 9-9, 2.46 ERA, 198 strikeouts and 59 walks in 204.2 innings.

5. Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals. 14-5, 2.66 ERA, 182 strikeouts and 29 walks in 199.2 innings.

6. Tanner Roark, Nationals
7. Madison Bumgarner, Giants

Closer | Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta. 0-3, 1.61 ERA, 47 saves, 95 strikeouts and 26 walks in 61.2 innings.

2. Mark Melancon, Pirates
3. Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies

Goodbye | The Greatest Hitter of All Time [1960-2014]



— Kevin Brewer

October 3, 2014

American League awards [2014]



Albert Pujols hit his 500th home run against the Nationals. Edwin Encarnacion hit 16 home runs in May. Rangers manager Ron Washington resigned. Derek Jeter had a walk-off single in his final at-bat at Yankee Stadium.

Babe Ruth Award | Mike Trout, Angels. 36 home runs, 111 RBIs, .287 batting average, .377 on-base percentage, .561 slugging percentage, 115 runs.

2. Robinson Cano, Mariners
3. Michael Brantley, Cleveland
4. Josh Donaldson, Athletics
5. Jose Altuve, Astros

Walter Johnson Award | Corey Kluber, Cleveland. 18-9, 2.44 ERA, 269 strikeouts and 51 walks in 235.21 innings.

Jackie Robinson Award | Jose Abreu, White Sox. 36 home runs, 107 RBIs, .317 batting average, .383 on-base percentage, .581 slugging percentage.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Ian Kinsler, Tigers. 17 home runs, 92 RBIs, .275 batting average, .307 on-base percentage, .420 slugging percentage, 100 runs, 40 doubles.

Connie Mack Award | Mike Scioscia, Angels. 98-64 [.605]

2. Buck Showalter, Orioles
3. Lloyd McClendon, Mariners



Catcher | Yan Gomes, Cleveland. 21 home runs, 74 RBIs, .278 batting average, .313 on-base percentage, .472 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Salvador Perez, Royals.

First base | Jose Abreu, White Sox. 36 home runs, 107 RBIs, .317 batting average, .383 on-base percentage, .581 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Chris Davis, Orioles.

2. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers.

Second base | Robinson Cano, Mariners. 14 home runs, 82 RBIs, .314 batting average, .382 on-base percentage, .454 slugging percentage. Best hitter | Jose Altuve, Astros. Best fielder | Ian Kinsler, Tigers.

2. Jose Altuve, Astros
3. Howie Kendrick, Angels
4. Ian Kinsler, Tigers

Third base | Josh Donaldson, Athletics. 29 home runs, 98 RBIs, .255 batting average, .342 on-base percentage, .456 slugging percentage. Best hitter | Adrian Beltre, Rangers. Best fielder | Donaldson.

2. Adrian Beltre, Rangers
3. Kyle Seager, Mariners

Shortstop | Erick Aybar, Angels. 7 home runs, 68 RBIs, .278 batting average, .321 on-base percentage, .379 slugging percentage. Best fielder | J.J. Hardy, Orioles.

Left field | Michael Brantley, Cleveland. 20 home runs, 97 RBIs, .327 batting average, .385 on-base percentage, .506 slugging percentage, 200 hits, 45 doubles. Best fielder | Alex Gordon, Royals.

2. Alex Gordon, Royals

Center field | Mike Trout, Angels. 36 home runs, 111 RBIs, .287 batting average, .377 on-base percentage, .561 slugging percentage, 115 runs. Best fielder | Lorenzo Cain, Royals.

2. Adam Jones, Orioles

Right field | Jose Bautista, Blue Jays. 35 home runs, 103 RBIs, .286 batting average, .403 on-base percentage, .524 slugging percentage, 101 runs, 104 walks. Best fielder | Josh Reddick, Athletics.

Designated hitter | Victor Martinez, Tigers. 32 home runs, 103 RBIs, .335 batting average, .409 on-base percentage, .565 slugging percentage.



Starting rotation |

1. Corey Kluber, Cleveland.
18-9, 2.44 ERA, 269 strikeouts and 51 walks in 235.21 innings.

2. Felix Hernandez, Mariners. 15-6, 2.14 ERA, 248 strikeouts and 46 walks in 236 innings, 18 wild pitches.

3. Chris Sale, White Sox. 12-4, 2.17 ERA, 208 strikeouts and 39 walks in 174 innings, 11 HBPs.

4. Max Scherzer, Tigers. 18-5, 3.15 ERA, 252 strikeouts and 63 walks in 220.1 innings, 10 wild pitches.

5. Jon Lester, Red Sox-Athletics. 16-11, 2.46 ERA, 220 strikeouts and 48 walks in 219.2 innings.

6. David Price, Rays-Tigers
7. Dallas Keuchel, Astros

Setup man | Wade Davis, Royals. 9-2, 1.00 ERA, 3 saves, 109 strikeouts and 23 walks in 72.0 innings.

2. Dellin Betances, Yankees.

Closer | Zach Britton, Orioles. 3-2, 1.65 ERA, 37 saves, 62 strikeouts and 23 walks in 76.1 innings.

2. Greg Holland, Royals.

Best Picture | The Battered Bastards of Baseball



— Kevin Brewer

June 4, 2014

2014 All-NBA teams

As selected by a media panel of 125, with total points and first-place votes in parentheses:

FIRST TEAM

Forward | Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 625 (125)

Forward | LeBron James, Miami, 623 (124)

Center | Joakim Noah, Chicago, 551 (101)

Guard | Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers, 540 (86)

Guard | James Harden, Houston, 502 (73)


SECOND TEAM

Forward | Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers, 350 (5)

Forward | Kevin Love, Minnesota, 237 (2)

Center | Dwight Howard, Houston, 226 (9)

Guard | Stephen Curry, Golden State, 489 (65)

Guard | Tony Parker, San Antonio, 210 (14)


THIRD TEAM

Forward | Paul George, Indiana, 171 (4)

Forward | LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 159 (2)

Center | Al Jefferson, Charlotte, 191 (4)

Guard | Goran Dragic, Phoenix, 115 (1)

Guard | Damian Lillard, Portland, 115 (2)

Others receiving votes | Carmelo Anthony, New York, 86 (1); John Wall, Washington, 70; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 63 (1); DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 56; Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 40 (1); Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 37 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 32 (1); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 29; DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers, 21; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 17; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 16 (2); DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 14 (1); Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 7; Dwyane Wade, Miami, 6; Mike Conley, Memphis, 4; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 4; Zach Randolph, Memphis, 4; Joe Johnson, Brooklyn, 4; Lance Stephenson, Indiana, 3; Ty Lawson, Denver, 2; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 1; Andre Drummond, Detroit, 1; Monta Ellis, Dallas, 1; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, 1.

April 30, 2014

Age [20] All-Star team



Forward | LeBron James [Cavaliers] 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 49.9 2-point shooting, 35.1 3-point shooting, 75.0 free throw shooting, 2.2 steals. [2004-05]

Forward | Anthony Davis [Pelicans] 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 52.2 2-point shooting, 79.1 free throw shooting, 2.8 blocks. [2013-14]

Center | Spencer Haywood [Rockets | ABA] 30.0 points, 19.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 49.6 2-point shooting, 77.6 free throw shooting. [1969-70]

Point guard | Magic Johnson [Lakers] 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 54.0 2-point shooting, 81.0 free throw shooting, 2.4 steals. [1979-80]

Point guard | Chris Paul [Hornets] 16.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 46.4 2-point shooting, 84.7 free throw shooting, 2.2 steals. [2005-06]



[BENCH]

Forward | Chris Webber [Warriors] 17.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 55.9 2-point shooting, 53.2 free throw shooting, 2.2 blocks. [1993-94]

Forward | Kevin Durant [Thunder] 25.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 48.6 2-point shooting, 42.2 3-point shooting, 86.3 free throw shooting. [2008-09]

Center | Shaquille O’Neal [Magic] 23.4 points, 13.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 56.3 2-point shooting, 59.2 free throw shooting, 3.5 blocks. [1992-93]

Guard | Kobe Bryant [Lakers] 19.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 49.4 2-point shooting, 83.9 free throw shooting. [1998-99]

Point guard | Kyrie Irving [Cavaliers] 22.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 47.4 2-point shooting, 39.1 3-point shooting, 85.5 free throw shooting. | 59 games [2012-13]



Honorable mention | Andre Drummond [2013-14] Adrian Dantley [1976-77] Dwight Howard [2005-06] Elton Brand [1999-2000] Kevin Garnett [1996-97]

Rookies of the Year | Spencer Haywood [1970] Adrian Dantley [1977] Shaquille O’Neal [1993] Chris Webber [1994] Elton Brand [2000] Mike Miller [2001] Amare Stoudemire [2003] Chris Paul [2006] Derrick Rose [2009] Tyreke Evans [2010]

NBA Finals MVP | Magic Johnson [1980]
— Kevin Brewer