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1971 American League (MLB)

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  • 1971 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    AL Comeback Player of the YearNorm Cash
    American League Cy Young AwardVida Blue
    American League Gold GloveJim Kaat Pitcher, Ray Fosse Catcher, George Scott First Base, Davey Johnson Second Base, Brooks Robinson Third Base, Mark Belanger Shortstop, Paul Blair Outfielder, Amos Otis Outfielder, Carl Yastrzemski Outfielder
    American League Most Valuable PlayerVida Blue
    American League Rookie of the YearChris Chambliss
    1971 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sandy Alomar162
    2Paul Schaal161
    3Ken McMullen160
    4Ed Brinkman159
    5Horace Clarke159
    6Reggie Smith159
    7Graig Nettles158
    8Rico Petrocelli158
    9Cesar Tovar157
    10Brooks Robinson156
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sandy Alomar689
    2Cesar Tovar657
    3Horace Clarke625
    4Reggie Smith618
    5Aurelio Rodriguez604
    6Graig Nettles598
    7Ken McMullen593
    8Freddie Patek591
    9Brooks Robinson589
    10Tommy Harper585
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Buford99
    2Bobby Murcer94
    3Cesar Tovar94
    4Rod Carew88
    5Reggie Jackson87
    6Freddie Patek86
    7Roy White86
    8Reggie Smith85
    9Frank Robinson82
    10Rico Petrocelli82
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Cesar Tovar204
    2Sandy Alomar179
    3Rod Carew177
    4Bobby Murcer175
    5Reggie Smith175
    6Amos Otis167
    7Tony Oliva164
    8Brooks Robinson160
    9Freddie Patek158
    10Reggie Jackson157
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Reggie Smith33
    2Paul Schaal31
    3Aurelio Rodriguez30
    4Tony Oliva30
    5Cesar Tovar29
    6Reggie Jackson29
    7Jim Northrup27
    8Amos Otis26
    9Bill Freehan26
    10Billy Conigliaro26
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Freddie Patek11
    2Rod Carew10
    3Paul Blair8
    4Aurelio Rodriguez7
    5Carlos May7
    6Horace Clarke7
    7Roy White7
    8Bobby Murcer6
    9Del Unser6
    10Dick McAuliffe6
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Melton33
    2Norm Cash32
    3Reggie Jackson32
    4Reggie Smith30
    5Frank Robinson28
    6Graig Nettles28
    7Harmon Killebrew28
    8Rico Petrocelli28
    9Frank Howard26
    10Bobby Murcer25
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harmon Killebrew119
    2Frank Robinson99
    3Reggie Smith96
    4Bobby Murcer94
    5Sal Bando94
    6Boog Powell92
    7Brooks Robinson92
    8Norm Cash91
    9Rico Petrocelli89
    10Bill Melton86
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Amos Otis52
    2Freddie Patek49
    3Sandy Alomar39
    4Bert Campaneris34
    5Tommy Harper25
    6Vada Pinson25
    7Cesar Tovar18
    8Dave Nelson17
    9Horace Clarke17
    10Carlos May16
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Cesar Tovar14
    2Freddie Patek14
    3Paul Blair11
    4Reggie Jackson10
    5Rick Reichardt10
    6Sandy Alomar10
    7Dave May9
    8Lee Richard9
    9Pat Kelly9
    10Rick Monday9
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harmon Killebrew114
    2Carl Yastrzemski106
    3Paul Schaal103
    4Bobby Murcer91
    5Rico Petrocelli91
    6Don Buford89
    7Merv Rettenmund87
    8Roy White86
    9Sal Bando86
    10Al Kaline82
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Reggie Jackson161
    2Frank Howard121
    3Rico Petrocelli108
    4George Mitterwald104
    5George Scott102
    6Harmon Killebrew96
    7Paul Blair94
    8Tom Egan94
    9Aurelio Rodriguez93
    10Rick Monday93
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Melton11
    2Bill Freehan9
    3Frank Robinson9
    4Ellie Rodriguez8
    5Sal Bando8
    6Al Kaline7
    7Don Buford7
    8Ed Brinkman7
    9Mark Belanger7
    10Norm Cash7
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Howard20
    2Don Buford15
    3Dick Green14
    4Harmon Killebrew14
    5Bobby Murcer13
    6Carl Yastrzemski12
    7Ed Herrmann12
    8Boog Powell11
    9Frank Robinson11
    10Sal Bando11
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ron Theobald19
    2Ray Culp17
    3Wilbur Wood17
    4Mickey Lolich16
    5Dave McNally14
    6Fritz Peterson14
    7Pat Dobson13
    8Vida Blue13
    9Eddie Leon12
    10Cesar Tovar11
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy White17
    2Leo Cardenas11
    3Harmon Killebrew10
    4Rico Petrocelli9
    5Amos Otis8
    6Frank Robinson8
    7Brooks Robinson7
    8Cookie Rojas7
    9Ed Kirkpatrick7
    10George Scott7
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Howard29
    2George Scott23
    3Rod Carew23
    4Frank Robinson21
    5Harmon Killebrew21
    6Tony Oliva21
    7Rico Petrocelli20
    8Amos Otis18
    9Danny Cater18
    10Dave May18
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Reggie Smith302
    2Reggie Jackson288
    3Bobby Murcer287
    4Bill Melton267
    5Tony Oliva266
    6Frank Howard260
    7Graig Nettles260
    8Rico Petrocelli255
    9Amos Otis246
    10Roy White246
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sandy Alomar739
    2Cesar Tovar718
    3Horace Clarke696
    4Reggie Smith692
    5Graig Nettles690
    6Brooks Robinson663
    7Rico Petrocelli661
    8Paul Schaal659
    9Ken McMullen657
    10Tommy Harper653
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tony Oliva.337
    2Bobby Murcer.331
    3Merv Rettenmund.318
    4Cesar Tovar.311
    5Rod Carew.307
    6Amos Otis.301
    7Al Kaline.294
    8Carlos May.294
    9Roy White.292
    10Don Buford.290
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Murcer.427
    2Merv Rettenmund.422
    3Al Kaline.416
    4Don Buford.413
    5Roy White.388
    6Paul Schaal.387
    7Harmon Killebrew.386
    8Frank Robinson.384
    9Carl Yastrzemski.381
    10Boog Powell.379
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tony Oliva.546
    2Bobby Murcer.543
    3Norm Cash.531
    4Frank Robinson.510
    5Reggie Jackson.508
    6Willie Horton.496
    7Bill Melton.492
    8Reggie Smith.489
    9Don Buford.477
    10Frank Howard.474
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Murcer970
    2Tony Oliva915
    3Norm Cash903
    4Frank Robinson894
    5Don Buford890
    6Al Kaline878
    7Merv Rettenmund870
    8Reggie Jackson860
    9Roy White857
    10Harmon Killebrew850
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Paul Schaal2.020
    2Carl Yastrzemski1.767
    3Sal Bando1.564
    4Mark Belanger1.521
    5Bobby Murcer1.517
    6Horace Clarke1.488
    7Graig Nettles1.464
    8Merv Rettenmund1.450
    9Al Kaline1.439
    10Don Buford1.435
    1971 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Lolich25
    2Vida Blue24
    3Wilbur Wood22
    4Catfish Hunter21
    5Dave McNally21
    6Andy Messersmith20
    7Jim Palmer20
    8Joe Coleman20
    9Mike Cuellar20
    10Pat Dobson20
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Denny McLain22
    2Bill Parsons17
    3Clyde Wright17
    4Jim Perry17
    5Sam McDowell17
    6Tom Murphy17
    7Dick Bosman16
    8Ray Culp16
    9Tommy John16
    10Bert Blyleven15
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ken Sanders83
    2Fred Scherman69
    3Tom Burgmeier67
    4Ted Abernathy63
    5Denny Riddleberger57
    6Eddie Fisher57
    7Phil Hennigan57
    8Dave LaRoche56
    9Horacio Pina56
    10Casey Cox54
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Lolich45
    2Wilbur Wood42
    3Jim Perry39
    4Tom Bradley39
    5Vida Blue39
    6Andy Messersmith38
    7Bert Blyleven38
    8Jim Kaat38
    9Joe Coleman38
    10Mike Cuellar38
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Lolich29
    2Vida Blue24
    3Wilbur Wood22
    4Mike Cuellar21
    5Jim Palmer20
    6Mel Stottlemyre19
    7Pat Dobson18
    8Bert Blyleven17
    9Catfish Hunter16
    10Fritz Peterson16
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vida Blue8
    2Mel Stottlemyre7
    3Wilbur Wood7
    4Tom Bradley6
    5Bert Blyleven5
    6Marty Pattin5
    7Andy Messersmith4
    8Bill Parsons4
    9Catfish Hunter4
    10Dick Drago4
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ken Sanders77
    2Ted Abernathy46
    3Fred Scherman40
    4Phil Hennigan38
    5Sparky Lyle36
    6Tom Burgmeier34
    7Dave LaRoche32
    8Eddie Fisher30
    9Lindy McDaniel28
    10Lloyd Allen28
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ken Sanders31
    2Ted Abernathy23
    3Fred Scherman20
    4Rollie Fingers17
    5Tom Burgmeier17
    6Sparky Lyle16
    7Lloyd Allen15
    8Bart Johnson14
    9Phil Hennigan14
    10Eddie Watt11
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Lolich376
    2Wilbur Wood334
    3Vida Blue312
    4Mike Cuellar292.1
    5Joe Coleman286
    6Tom Bradley285.2
    7Pat Dobson282.1
    8Jim Palmer282
    9Bert Blyleven278.1
    10Andy Messersmith276.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Lolich336
    2Jim Kaat275
    3Tom Bradley273
    4Wilbur Wood272
    5Fritz Peterson269
    6Bert Blyleven267
    7Jim Perry263
    8Dick Drago251
    9Mike Cuellar250
    10Pat Dobson248
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Perry135
    2Mickey Lolich133
    3Denny McLain115
    4Tommy John115
    5Andy Messersmith112
    6Gary Peters111
    7Mike Cuellar111
    8Tom Bradley111
    9Dick Bosman110
    10Ray Culp108
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Perry127
    2Mickey Lolich122
    3Gary Peters104
    4Denny McLain103
    5Tom Murphy102
    6Joe Coleman100
    7Mike Cuellar100
    8Dick Bosman98
    9Ray Culp97
    10Jim Kaat96
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Perry39
    2Mickey Lolich36
    3Denny McLain31
    4Mike Cuellar30
    5Dick Bosman29
    6Marty Pattin29
    7Catfish Hunter27
    8Fritz Peterson25
    9Gary Peters25
    10Steve Dunning25
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam McDowell153
    2Andy Messersmith121
    3Bart Johnson111
    4Steve Dunning109
    5Jim Palmer106
    6Jim Perry102
    7Joe Coleman96
    8Bill Parsons93
    9Mickey Lolich92
    10Les Cain91
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Lolich308
    2Vida Blue301
    3Joe Coleman236
    4Bert Blyleven224
    5Wilbur Wood210
    6Tom Bradley206
    7Sam McDowell192
    8Pat Dobson187
    9Jim Palmer184
    10Catfish Hunter181
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tom Murphy17
    2Al Fitzmorris15
    3Sam McDowell13
    4Bart Johnson11
    5Pete Broberg10
    6Tommy John10
    7Vida Blue10
    8Andy Messersmith9
    9Stan Bahnsen9
    10Jim Kaat8
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pete Broberg4
    2Daryl Patterson2
    3Jim Palmer2
    4Jim Slaton2
    5Lloyd Allen2
    6Ray Lamb2
    7Steve Dunning2
    8Vicente Romo2
    9Vince Colbert2
    10Al Fitzmorris1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vida Blue1.82
    2Wilbur Wood1.91
    3Jim Palmer2.68
    4Mike Hedlund2.71
    5Bert Blyleven2.82
    6Mel Stottlemyre2.87
    7Dave McNally2.89
    8Pat Dobson2.90
    9Sonny Siebert2.91
    10Mickey Lolich2.92
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vida Blue0.95
    2Wilbur Wood1.00
    3Steve Kline1.09
    4Dave McNally1.10
    5Pat Dobson1.10
    6Catfish Hunter1.11
    7Clyde Wright1.11
    8Marty Pattin1.12
    9Mel Stottlemyre1.12
    10Mike Cuellar1.12
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vida Blue6.03
    2Sam McDowell6.70
    3Rudy May6.92
    4Andy Messersmith7.28
    5Clyde Wright7.31
    6Wilbur Wood7.33
    7Mike Hedlund7.34
    8Jim Palmer7.37
    9Catfish Hunter7.39
    10Bart Johnson7.48
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bart Johnson0.46
    2Tom Bradley0.50
    3Andy Messersmith0.52
    4Dick Drago0.52
    5Rudy May0.52
    6Joe Coleman0.53
    7Mel Stottlemyre0.53
    8Clyde Wright0.55
    9Jim Kaat0.55
    10Vida Blue0.55
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Fritz Peterson1.38
    2Steve Kline1.50
    3Jim Kaat1.63
    4Wilbur Wood1.67
    5Dick Drago1.72
    6Bert Blyleven1.91
    7Pat Dobson2.01
    8Mickey Lolich2.20
    9Tommy John2.28
    10Mel Stottlemyre2.30
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vida Blue8.68
    2Sam McDowell8.04
    3Bart Johnson7.74
    4Joe Coleman7.43
    5Mickey Lolich7.37
    6Bert Blyleven7.25
    7Rudy May6.75
    8Tom Bradley6.48
    9Steve Dunning6.46
    10Pat Dobson5.97
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bert Blyleven3.797
    2Vida Blue3.420
    3Wilbur Wood3.387
    4Mickey Lolich3.348
    5Fritz Peterson3.310
    6Pat Dobson2.968
    7Jim Kaat2.915
    8Tom Bradley2.784
    9Joe Coleman2.458
    10Dick Drago2.370


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