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1977 American League (MLB)

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  • 1977 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    AL Comeback Player of the YearEric Soderholm
    American League Cy Young AwardSparky Lyle
    American League Gold GloveJim Palmer Pitcher, Jim Sundberg Catcher, Jim Spencer First Base, Frank White Second Base, Graig Nettles Third Base, Mark Belanger Shortstop, Juan Beniquez Outfielder, Al Cowens Outfielder, Carl Yastrzemski Outfielder
    American League Most Valuable PlayerRod Carew
    AL Player of the MonthOtto Velez April, Frank Tanana May, Rod Carew June, Jim Rice July, Graig Nettles August, Rod Carew September
    American League Player of the WeekJoe Rudi April 4-April 10, Jim Palmer April 11-April 17, Mitchell Page April 11-April 17, Hal McRae April 18-April 24, Roy White May 2-May 8, Jim Colborn May 9-May 15, Carlton Fisk May 23-May 29, Dennis Eckersley May 30-June 5, Mark Fidrych June 6-June 12, Carl Yastrzemski June 13-June 19, Rod Carew June 20-June 26, Richie Zisk June 27-July 3, Jim Rice July 4-July 10, Andre Thornton July 18-July 24, Don Aase July 25-July 31, Dan Meyer August 1-August 7, Rico Carty August 22-August 28, Reggie Jackson September 12-September 18, Al Cowens September 19-September 25
    AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the YearBill Campbell
    1977 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Cowens162
    2Hal McRae162
    3Cecil Cooper160
    4Eddie Murray160
    5Jim Rice160
    6Ruppert Jones160
    7Butch Hobson159
    8Dan Meyer159
    9Sal Bando159
    10Toby Harrah159
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rick Burleson663
    2Ron LeFlore652
    3Jim Rice644
    4Cecil Cooper643
    5Hal McRae641
    6Rusty Staub623
    7Rod Carew616
    8Tito Fuentes615
    9Eddie Murray611
    10Duane Kuiper610
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rod Carew128
    2Carlton Fisk106
    3George Brett105
    4Hal McRae104
    5Jim Rice104
    6Lyman Bostock104
    7Bobby Bonds103
    8George Scott103
    9Ron LeFlore100
    10Carl Yastrzemski99
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rod Carew239
    2Ron LeFlore212
    3Jim Rice206
    4Lyman Bostock199
    5Rick Burleson194
    6Cecil Cooper193
    7Hal McRae191
    8Tito Fuentes190
    9Al Cowens189
    10Mickey Rivers184
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal McRae54
    2Reggie Jackson39
    3Chet Lemon38
    4Rod Carew38
    5Larry Hisle36
    6Lyman Bostock36
    7Rick Burleson36
    8Robin Yount34
    9Rusty Staub34
    10Butch Hobson33
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rod Carew16
    2Jim Rice15
    3Al Cowens14
    4George Brett13
    5Lyman Bostock12
    6Hal McRae11
    7Willie Randolph11
    8Jerry Remy10
    9Ron LeFlore10
    10Tito Fuentes10
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Rice39
    2Bobby Bonds37
    3Graig Nettles37
    4George Scott33
    5Reggie Jackson32
    6Jason Thompson31
    7Oscar Gamble31
    8Butch Hobson30
    9Richie Zisk30
    10Andre Thornton28
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Hisle119
    2Bobby Bonds115
    3Jim Rice114
    4Al Cowens112
    5Butch Hobson112
    6Reggie Jackson110
    7Graig Nettles107
    8Jason Thompson105
    9Carl Yastrzemski102
    10Carlton Fisk102
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Freddie Patek53
    2Mitchell Page42
    3Bobby Bonds41
    4Jerry Remy41
    5Ron LeFlore39
    6Rodney Scott33
    7Bump Wills28
    8Bert Campaneris27
    9Toby Harrah27
    10Don Baylor26
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bert Campaneris20
    2Ron LeFlore19
    3Bobby Bonds18
    4Juan Beniquez18
    5Rodney Scott18
    6Jerry Remy17
    7Jim Norris17
    8Jim Wohlford16
    9Hal McRae14
    10Matt Alexander14
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Toby Harrah109
    2Ken Singleton107
    3Mike Hargrove103
    4Wayne Gross86
    5John Mayberry83
    6Steve Braun80
    7Mitchell Page78
    8Carlton Fisk75
    9Roy White75
    10Sal Bando75
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Butch Hobson162
    2Bobby Bonds141
    3Reggie Jackson129
    4Ron LeFlore121
    5Jim Rice120
    6Ruppert Jones120
    7Lee May119
    8Willie Horton117
    9Leroy Stanton115
    10Claudell Washington112
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal McRae13
    2Don Baylor12
    3Andre Thornton11
    4Chet Lemon11
    5Dan Ford10
    6Toby Harrah10
    7Carlton Fisk9
    8Al Cowens8
    9Jim Rice8
    10Bob Randall7
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rod Carew15
    2Ken Singleton13
    3Jim Spencer11
    4Ron Fairly11
    5Jim Rice10
    6Claudell Washington9
    7George Brett9
    8John Mayberry9
    9Roy White9
    10Graig Nettles8
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bert Campaneris40
    2Duane Kuiper21
    3Jim Sundberg20
    4Jerry Remy19
    5Craig Reynolds15
    6Roy Smalley15
    7Bucky Dent14
    8Rob Picciolo14
    9Bob Randall13
    10Frank Duffy13
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Alan Bannister11
    2Carl Yastrzemski11
    3Bobby Bonds10
    4Carlton Fisk10
    5Rusty Staub10
    6Amos Otis9
    7Bucky Dent9
    8Jason Thompson9
    9Paul Dade9
    10Richie Zisk9
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rusty Staub27
    2George Scott24
    3Chris Chambliss22
    4Eddie Murray22
    5Jim Rice21
    6Doug Ault20
    7Lee May20
    8Dan Meyer19
    9Earl Williams19
    10Thurman Munson18
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Rice382
    2Rod Carew351
    3Hal McRae330
    4Al Cowens318
    5Ron LeFlore310
    6Bobby Bonds308
    7Lyman Bostock301
    8George Brett300
    9Cecil Cooper298
    10George Scott292
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rick Burleson721
    2Hal McRae720
    3Jim Rice710
    4Ron LeFlore698
    5Rusty Staub695
    6Rod Carew694
    7Roy Smalley680
    8Bobby Bonds679
    9Cecil Cooper679
    10Duane Kuiper679
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rod Carew.388
    2Lyman Bostock.336
    3Ken Singleton.328
    4Mickey Rivers.326
    5Ron LeFlore.325
    6Jim Rice.320
    7Al Bumbry.317
    8Carlton Fisk.315
    9Al Cowens.312
    10George Brett.312
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rod Carew.449
    2Ken Singleton.438
    3Mike Hargrove.420
    4Mitchell Page.405
    5Carlton Fisk.402
    6Toby Harrah.393
    7Lyman Bostock.389
    8Andre Thornton.378
    9Jim Rice.376
    10Reggie Jackson.375
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Rice.593
    2Rod Carew.570
    3Reggie Jackson.550
    4Larry Hisle.533
    5George Brett.532
    6Andre Thornton.527
    7Al Cowens.525
    8Carlton Fisk.521
    9Mitchell Page.521
    10Bobby Bonds.520
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rod Carew1019
    2Jim Rice969
    3Ken Singleton945
    4Mitchell Page926
    5Reggie Jackson925
    6Carlton Fisk923
    7Andre Thornton905
    8George Brett905
    9Larry Hisle902
    10Lyman Bostock897
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Brett2.292
    2Carl Yastrzemski1.825
    3Mike Hargrove1.746
    4Toby Harrah1.493
    5Bucky Dent1.393
    6Hal McRae1.372
    7Steve Braun1.356
    8Roy White1.293
    9Rod Carew1.255
    10Rusty Staub1.255
    1977 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Goltz20
    2Dennis Leonard20
    3Jim Palmer20
    4Nolan Ryan19
    5Jim Colborn18
    6Rudy May18
    7Doyle Alexander17
    8Ed Figueroa16
    9Paul Splittorff16
    10Ron Guidry16
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rick Langford19
    2Vida Blue19
    3Wayne Garland19
    4Fernando Arroyo18
    5Jerry Augustine18
    6Jerry Garvin18
    7Jesse Jefferson17
    8Dave Lemanczyk16
    9Nolan Ryan16
    10Paul Thormodsgard15
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sparky Lyle72
    2Tom Johnson71
    3Bill Campbell69
    4Bob McClure68
    5Lerrin LaGrow66
    6Bob Lacey64
    7Tom Burgmeier61
    8Jim Kern60
    9Enrique Romo58
    10Adrian Devine56
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Goltz39
    2Jim Palmer39
    3Vida Blue38
    4Wayne Garland38
    5Dennis Leonard37
    6Nolan Ryan37
    7Paul Splittorff37
    8Paul Thormodsgard37
    9Rudy May37
    10Jim Colborn35
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Palmer22
    2Nolan Ryan22
    3Dennis Leonard21
    4Wayne Garland21
    5Frank Tanana20
    6Dave Goltz19
    7Dave Rozema16
    8Vida Blue16
    9Bert Blyleven15
    10Mike Flanagan15
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Tanana7
    2Bert Blyleven5
    3Dennis Leonard5
    4Ron Guidry5
    5Gaylord Perry4
    6Nolan Ryan4
    7Rudy May4
    8Dennis Eckersley3
    9Jim Palmer3
    10Luis Tiant3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Campbell60
    2Sparky Lyle60
    3Tom Johnson54
    4Lerrin LaGrow49
    5Jim Kern46
    6Bill Castro43
    7Dave LaRoche39
    8Enrique Romo39
    9Pete Vuckovich35
    10Steve Foucault34
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Campbell31
    2Sparky Lyle26
    3Lerrin LaGrow25
    4Jim Kern18
    5Enrique Romo16
    6Adrian Devine15
    7Tom Johnson15
    8Doug Bird14
    9Bill Castro13
    10Dave LaRoche13
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Palmer319
    2Dave Goltz303
    3Nolan Ryan299
    4Dennis Leonard292.2
    5Wayne Garland282.2
    6Vida Blue279.2
    7Dave Lemanczyk252
    8Rudy May251.2
    9Dennis Eckersley247.1
    10Jerry Garvin244.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Goltz284
    2Vida Blue284
    3Wayne Garland281
    4Dave Lemanczyk278
    5Jim Palmer263
    6Jerry Garvin247
    7Dennis Leonard246
    8Paul Splittorff243
    9Rudy May243
    10Francisco Barrios241
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Lemanczyk143
    2Vida Blue138
    3Wayne Garland130
    4Dave Goltz129
    5Jerry Garvin127
    6Jesse Jefferson123
    7Paul Thormodsgard122
    8Jerry Augustine119
    9Dennis Leonard117
    10Francisco Barrios117
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Lemanczyk119
    2Vida Blue119
    3Jerry Garvin114
    4Dave Goltz113
    5Wayne Garland113
    6Paul Thormodsgard112
    7Francisco Barrios106
    8Jerry Augustine104
    9Jesse Jefferson104
    10Steve Stone104
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jerry Garvin33
    2Glenn Abbott32
    3Dennis Eckersley31
    4Fergie Jenkins30
    5Catfish Hunter29
    6Luis Tiant26
    7Dave Rozema25
    8Jim Slaton25
    9Paul Thormodsgard25
    10Rudy May25
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nolan Ryan204
    2Jim Palmer99
    3Dave Goltz91
    4Wayne Garland88
    5Dave Lemanczyk87
    6Vida Blue86
    7Jerry Garvin85
    8Moose Haas84
    9Jesse Jefferson83
    10Paul Splittorff83
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nolan Ryan341
    2Dennis Leonard244
    3Frank Tanana205
    4Jim Palmer193
    5Dennis Eckersley191
    6Dave Goltz186
    7Bert Blyleven182
    8Gaylord Perry177
    9Ron Guidry176
    10Vida Blue157
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nolan Ryan21
    2Dave Lemanczyk20
    3Dennis Leonard14
    4Jim Bibby12
    5Pete Vuckovich12
    6Wayne Garland12
    7Bill Travers11
    8Vida Blue11
    9Sparky Lyle10
    10Steve Stone10
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Bibby4
    2Jim Colborn3
    3Jim Crawford3
    4Lary Sorensen3
    5Nolan Ryan3
    6Bob McClure2
    7Bob Sykes2
    8Dave Rozema2
    9Dennis Leonard2
    10Diego Segui2
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Tanana2.54
    2Bert Blyleven2.72
    3Nolan Ryan2.77
    4Ron Guidry2.82
    5Dock Ellis2.91
    6Jim Palmer2.91
    7Dennis Leonard3.04
    8Dave Rozema3.10
    9Dave Goltz3.36
    10Gaylord Perry3.37
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bert Blyleven1.06
    2Dennis Eckersley1.09
    3Frank Tanana1.09
    4Dennis Leonard1.11
    5Jim Palmer1.13
    6Ron Guidry1.13
    7Dave Rozema1.17
    8Fergie Jenkins1.17
    9Dock Ellis1.20
    10Dave Goltz1.24
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nolan Ryan5.96
    2Bert Blyleven6.93
    3Jim Palmer7.42
    4Ron Guidry7.42
    5Frank Tanana7.51
    6Dennis Leonard7.56
    7Dennis Eckersley7.80
    8Doyle Alexander8.39
    9Dave Goltz8.44
    10Dennis Martinez8.46
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nolan Ryan0.36
    2Paul Splittorff0.43
    3Ron Guidry0.51
    4Dennis Martinez0.54
    5Dennis Leonard0.55
    6Ken Kravec0.65
    7Mike Flanagan0.65
    8Paul Hartzell0.67
    9Dave Goltz0.68
    10Jim Palmer0.68
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Rozema1.40
    2Fergie Jenkins1.68
    3Paul Hartzell1.81
    4Dennis Eckersley1.97
    5Reggie Cleveland2.04
    6Gaylord Perry2.12
    7Fernando Arroyo2.24
    8Dock Ellis2.26
    9Francisco Barrios2.26
    10Frank Tanana2.28
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Tanana7.66
    2Ron Guidry7.51
    3Dennis Leonard7.49
    4Bert Blyleven6.97
    5Dennis Eckersley6.96
    6Ken Kravec6.74
    7Gaylord Perry6.69
    8Jim Bibby6.13
    9Rick Langford6.10
    10Luis Tiant5.90
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dennis Eckersley3.537
    2Frank Tanana3.361
    3Gaylord Perry3.161
    4Dennis Leonard3.089
    5Fergie Jenkins2.917
    6Ron Guidry2.708
    7Dave Rozema2.706
    8Bert Blyleven2.638
    9Luis Tiant2.431
    10Ken Kravec2.193


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