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1987 American League (MLB)

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  • 1987 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    AL Comeback Player of the YearBret Saberhagen
    American League Cy Young AwardRoger Clemens
    American League Gold GloveMark Langston Pitcher, Bob Boone Catcher, Don Mattingly First Base, Frank White Second Base, Gary Gaetti Third Base, Tony Fernandez Shortstop, Jesse Barfield Outfielder, Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Dave Winfield Outfielder
    American League Most Valuable PlayerGeorge Bell
    AL Player of the MonthBrian Downing April, Larry Parrish May, Wade Boggs June, Don Mattingly July, Dwight Evans August, Alan Trammell September
    American League Player of the WeekRay Knight April 6-April 12, Juan Nieves April 13-April 19, Wally Joyner April 20-April 26, Cal Ripken April 27-May 3, Bruce Hurst May 4-May 10, Gary Redus May 11-May 17, Jim Clancy May 18-May 24, Pat Tabler May 25-May 31, Mike Witt June 1-June 7, George Bell June 8-June 14, Wade Boggs June 15-June 21, Mark McGwire June 22-June 28, Jose Canseco June 29-July 5, Don Mattingly July 6-July 12, Don Mattingly July 13-July 19, Roger Clemens July 20-July 26, George Bell July 27-August 2, Kevin Seitzer July 27-August 2, Tom Candiotti August 3-August 9, Paul Molitor August 10-August 16, Paul Molitor August 17-August 23, Carney Lansford August 24-August 30, Kirby Puckett August 24-August 30, Teddy Higuera August 31-September 6, Mel Hall September 7-September 13, Alan Trammell September 14-September 20, Robin Yount September 21-September 27
    AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the YearDave Righetti
    AL Silver Slugger AwardMatt Nokes C, Don Mattingly 1B, Lou Whitaker 2B, Wade Boggs 3B, Alan Trammell SS, Dwight Evans OF, Kirby Puckett OF, George Bell OF, Paul Molitor DH
    AL Pitcher of the MonthBret Saberhagen April, Jim Clancy May, Steve Ontiveros June, Frank Viola July, Mark Langston August, Doyle Alexander September
    1987 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Cal Ripken162
    2Kevin Seitzer161
    3Eddie Murray160
    4Harold Reynolds160
    5Devon White159
    6Jesse Barfield159
    7Jose Canseco159
    8Pete O'Brien159
    9Danny Tartabull158
    10Phil Bradley158
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ruben Sierra643
    2Kevin Seitzer641
    3Devon White639
    4Robin Yount635
    5Jose Canseco630
    6Cal Ripken624
    7Kirby Puckett624
    8Eddie Murray618
    9George Bell610
    10Willie Wilson610
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Paul Molitor114
    2George Bell111
    3Brian Downing110
    4Lou Whitaker110
    5Alan Trammell109
    6Dwight Evans109
    7Wade Boggs108
    8Lloyd Moseby106
    9Kevin Seitzer105
    10Devon White103
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kevin Seitzer207
    2Kirby Puckett207
    3Alan Trammell205
    4Wade Boggs200
    5Robin Yount198
    6George Bell188
    7Don Mattingly186
    8Tony Fernandez186
    9Danny Tartabull180
    10Phil Bradley179
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Paul Molitor41
    2Wade Boggs40
    3Don Mattingly38
    4Ivan Calderon38
    5Lou Whitaker38
    6Phil Bradley38
    7Alvin Davis37
    8Dwight Evans37
    9Gary Gaetti36
    10Jose Canseco35
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Willie Wilson15
    2Luis Polonia10
    3Phil Bradley10
    4Robin Yount9
    5Brett Butler8
    6Harold Reynolds8
    7Kevin Seitzer8
    8Tony Fernandez8
    9Glenn Braggs7
    10Greg Gagne7
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark McGwire49
    2George Bell47
    3Danny Tartabull34
    4Darrell Evans34
    5Dwight Evans34
    6Kent Hrbek34
    7Wally Joyner34
    8Cory Snyder33
    9Brook Jacoby32
    10Joe Carter32
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Bell134
    2Dwight Evans123
    3Mark McGwire118
    4Wally Joyner117
    5Don Mattingly115
    6Jose Canseco113
    7Gary Gaetti109
    8Ruben Sierra109
    9Joe Carter106
    10Alan Trammell105
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harold Reynolds60
    2Willie Wilson59
    3Gary Redus52
    4Paul Molitor45
    5Rickey Henderson41
    6Phil Bradley40
    7Lloyd Moseby39
    8Mike Felder34
    9Brett Butler33
    10Devon White32
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harold Reynolds20
    2Jerry Browne17
    3Brett Butler16
    4John Moses15
    5Alfredo Griffin13
    6Pat Sheridan13
    7Scott Fletcher12
    8Tony Fernandez12
    9Al Newman11
    10Devon White11
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Brian Downing106
    2Dwight Evans106
    3Wade Boggs105
    4Darrell Evans100
    5Brett Butler91
    6Rob Deer86
    7Kent Hrbek84
    8Phil Bradley84
    9Willie Randolph82
    10Cal Ripken81
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rob Deer186
    2Pete Incaviglia168
    3Cory Snyder166
    4Bo Jackson158
    5Jim Presley157
    6Jose Canseco157
    7Larry Parrish154
    8Jesse Barfield141
    9Danny Tartabull136
    10Devon White135
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Brian Downing17
    2Bill Madlock10
    3Carney Lansford9
    4Joe Carter9
    5Kenny Williams9
    6Terry Steinbach9
    7Carlton Fisk8
    8Chet Lemon8
    9Ken Phelps8
    10Phil Bradley8
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs19
    2George Brett14
    3Don Mattingly13
    4Kent Hrbek12
    5Wally Joyner12
    6Carney Lansford11
    7Robin Yount10
    8George Bell9
    9Mike Pagliarulo9
    10Alan Trammell8
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Marty Barrett22
    2Mark McLemore15
    3Bob Boone14
    4Devon White14
    5Juan Castillo14
    6Ozzie Guillen13
    7Scott Fletcher12
    8Alfredo Griffin10
    9Dick Schofield10
    10Greg Gagne10
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ruben Sierra12
    2Cal Ripken11
    3Pete O'Brien10
    4Wally Joyner10
    5B.J. Surhoff9
    6George Bell9
    7Jose Canseco9
    8Alvin Davis8
    9Don Mattingly8
    10George Brett8
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gary Gaetti25
    2Julio Franco23
    3Jim Rice22
    4Dave Winfield20
    5Gary Ward20
    6Glenn Braggs20
    7Brook Jacoby19
    8Cal Ripken19
    9Kevin Seitzer18
    10Phil Bradley18
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Bell369
    2Mark McGwire344
    3Kirby Puckett333
    4Alan Trammell329
    5Wade Boggs324
    6Don Mattingly318
    7Danny Tartabull315
    8Dwight Evans308
    9Robin Yount304
    10Ruben Sierra302
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kevin Seitzer725
    2Robin Yount723
    3Cal Ripken717
    4Phil Bradley701
    5Devon White696
    6Ruben Sierra696
    7Brian Downing695
    8Eddie Murray694
    9Jose Canseco691
    10Lou Whitaker684
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs.363
    2Paul Molitor.353
    3Alan Trammell.343
    4Kirby Puckett.332
    5Don Mattingly.327
    6Kevin Seitzer.323
    7Tony Fernandez.322
    8Julio Franco.319
    9Larry Sheets.316
    10Robin Yount.312
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs.461
    2Paul Molitor.438
    3Dwight Evans.417
    4Willie Randolph.411
    5Alan Trammell.402
    6Brian Downing.400
    7Brett Butler.399
    8Kevin Seitzer.399
    9Danny Tartabull.390
    10Julio Franco.389
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark McGwire.618
    2George Bell.605
    3Wade Boggs.588
    4Dwight Evans.569
    5Paul Molitor.566
    6Larry Sheets.563
    7Don Mattingly.559
    8Alan Trammell.551
    9Kent Hrbek.545
    10Brook Jacoby.541
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs1049
    2Paul Molitor1004
    3Mark McGwire988
    4Dwight Evans986
    5George Bell957
    6Alan Trammell953
    7Don Mattingly937
    8Kent Hrbek934
    9Danny Tartabull931
    10Brook Jacoby928
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Willie Randolph3.280
    2Wade Boggs2.188
    3Brett Butler1.655
    4George Brett1.532
    5Kent Hrbek1.400
    6Carney Lansford1.364
    7Don Mattingly1.342
    8Marty Barrett1.342
    9Alan Trammell1.277
    10Brian Downing1.247
    1987 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Stewart20
    2Roger Clemens20
    3Mark Langston19
    4Bret Saberhagen18
    5Charlie Hough18
    6Jack Morris18
    7Teddy Higuera18
    8Frank Viola17
    9Jimmy Key17
    10Walt Terrell17
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Moore19
    2Danny Jackson18
    3Mark Gubicza18
    4Tom Candiotti18
    5Mike Morgan17
    6Bob Stanley15
    7Jose Guzman14
    8Mike Witt14
    9Bruce Hurst13
    10Charlie Hough13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Eichhorn89
    2Mitch Williams85
    3Dale Mohorcic74
    4Tom Henke72
    5Jeff Musselman68
    6Jeff Reardon63
    7Calvin Schiraldi62
    8Mark Williamson61
    9Dave Righetti60
    10Keith Atherton59
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Hough40
    2Bert Blyleven37
    3Dave Stewart37
    4Jim Clancy37
    5Frank Viola36
    6Jimmy Key36
    7Mike Witt36
    8Roger Clemens36
    9Charlie Leibrandt35
    10Mark Gubicza35
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Clemens18
    2Bret Saberhagen15
    3Bruce Hurst15
    4Mark Langston14
    5Teddy Higuera14
    6Charlie Hough13
    7Jack Morris13
    8Mike Moore12
    9Danny Jackson11
    10Floyd Bannister11
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Clemens7
    2Bret Saberhagen4
    3Bruce Hurst3
    4Charlie Leibrandt3
    5Doyle Alexander3
    6Frank Tanana3
    7Mark Langston3
    8Teddy Higuera3
    9Bill Long2
    10Charles Hudson2
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tom Henke62
    2Jeff Reardon58
    3Dale Mohorcic54
    4Dave Righetti54
    5Calvin Schiraldi52
    6Dan Plesac47
    7Dewayne Buice44
    8Edwin Nunez40
    9Dan Quisenberry39
    10Tom Niedenfuer39
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tom Henke34
    2Dave Righetti31
    3Jeff Reardon31
    4Dan Plesac23
    5Dewayne Buice17
    6Bobby Thigpen16
    7Dale Mohorcic16
    8Dennis Eckersley16
    9Jay Howell16
    10Tom Niedenfuer13
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Hough285.1
    2Roger Clemens281.2
    3Mark Langston272
    4Bert Blyleven267
    5Jack Morris266
    6Teddy Higuera261.2
    7Dave Stewart261.1
    8Jimmy Key261
    9Bret Saberhagen257
    10Frank Viola251.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Moore268
    2Walt Terrell254
    3Mike Witt252
    4Bert Blyleven249
    5Roger Clemens248
    6Bret Saberhagen246
    7Mike Morgan245
    8Mark Langston242
    9Bruce Hurst239
    10Charlie Hough238
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Hough159
    2Mike Moore145
    3Bert Blyleven132
    4Mark Langston132
    5Tom Candiotti132
    6Mike Witt128
    7Ken Schrom126
    8Bruce Hurst124
    9Walt Terrell123
    10Dave Stewart121
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Moore121
    2Charlie Hough120
    3Bert Blyleven119
    4Bruce Hurst117
    5Mark Langston116
    6Teddy Higuera112
    7Ken Schrom111
    8Mike Witt110
    9Walt Terrell110
    10Jose Guzman108
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bert Blyleven46
    2Jack Morris39
    3Curt Young38
    4Don Sutton38
    5Floyd Bannister38
    6Charlie Hough36
    7Bruce Hurst35
    8Scott Bankhead35
    9Mike Witt34
    10Eric Bell32
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Witt140
    2Charlie Hough124
    3Mark Gubicza120
    4Mark Langston114
    5Danny Jackson109
    6Dave Stewart105
    7Bert Blyleven101
    8Juan Nieves100
    9Jose DeLeon97
    10Mitch Williams94
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Langston262
    2Roger Clemens256
    3Teddy Higuera240
    4Charlie Hough223
    5Jack Morris208
    6Dave Stewart205
    7Frank Viola197
    8Bert Blyleven196
    9Mike Witt192
    10Bruce Hurst190
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jack Morris24
    2Chris Bosio14
    3Mark Gubicza14
    4Bert Blyleven13
    5Joe Niekro13
    6Tom Candiotti13
    7Charlie Hough12
    8Jim Clancy12
    9Willie Fraser12
    10Dave Stewart11
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Hough9
    2Jimmy Key5
    3Jose Guzman5
    4Les Straker5
    5Dale Mohorcic4
    6Scott McGregor4
    7Charlie Leibrandt3
    8Chuck Finley3
    9Dave Righetti3
    10Jeff Musselman3
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmy Key2.76
    2Frank Viola2.89
    3Roger Clemens2.97
    4Bret Saberhagen3.36
    5Jack Morris3.38
    6Charlie Leibrandt3.41
    7Jim Clancy3.55
    8Floyd Bannister3.58
    9Dave Stewart3.69
    10Charlie Hough3.79
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmy Key1.06
    2Bret Saberhagen1.16
    3Floyd Bannister1.16
    4Curt Young1.17
    5Frank Viola1.17
    6Roger Clemens1.17
    7Jack Morris1.20
    8Bill Long1.22
    9Teddy Higuera1.23
    10Frank Tanana1.24
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmy Key7.24
    2Charlie Hough7.52
    3Jack Morris7.68
    4Dave Stewart7.72
    5Jose DeLeon7.73
    6Roger Clemens7.91
    7Dave Stieb7.98
    8Mark Langston8.01
    9Teddy Higuera8.11
    10Willie Fraser8.14
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Danny Jackson0.44
    2Tommy John0.57
    3Roger Clemens0.61
    4Mark Gubicza0.67
    5Dave Stieb0.78
    6Teddy Higuera0.82
    7Dave Stewart0.83
    8Jimmy Key0.83
    9Charlie Leibrandt0.86
    10Jim Clancy0.90
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Long1.49
    2Bret Saberhagen1.86
    3Don Sutton1.92
    4Floyd Bannister1.93
    5Curt Young1.95
    6Bill Wegman2.12
    7Tommy John2.25
    8Jimmy Key2.28
    9Frank Tanana2.30
    10Mike Morgan2.30
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Langston8.67
    2Teddy Higuera8.24
    3Roger Clemens8.17
    4Chris Bosio7.94
    5Juan Nieves7.48
    6Bruce Hurst7.15
    7Dave Stewart7.07
    8Charlie Hough7.04
    9Frank Viola7.04
    10Jack Morris7.04
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Clemens3.084
    2Bret Saberhagen3.075
    3Chris Bosio3.000
    4Frank Viola2.985
    5Curt Young2.818
    6Teddy Higuera2.759
    7Frank Tanana2.607
    8Bill Long2.571
    9Floyd Bannister2.531
    10Bruce Hurst2.500


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