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1997 National League (MLB)

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  • 1997 National League Awards
    AwardWinners
    NL Comeback Player of the YearDarren Daulton
    National League Cy Young AwardPedro Martinez
    National League Gold GloveGreg Maddux Pitcher, Charles Johnson Catcher, J.T. Snow First Base, Craig Biggio Second Base, Ken Caminiti Third Base, Rey Ordonez Shortstop, Larry Walker Outfielder, Raul Mondesi Outfielder, Barry Bonds Outfielder
    National League Manager of the YearDusty Baker
    National League Most Valuable PlayerLarry Walker
    NL Player of the MonthLarry Walker April, Tony Gwynn May, Mike Piazza June, Barry Bonds July, Mike Piazza August, Mark McGwire September
    National League Player of the WeekLarry Walker March 31-April 6, Vinny Castilla April 7-April 13, Kenny Lofton April 14-April 20, Jeff Bagwell April 21-April 27, Rick Reed April 28-May 4, Todd Hundley May 5-May 11, Sammy Sosa May 12-May 18, Ellis Burks May 19-May 25, Barry Larkin May 26-June 1, Carlos Perez June 2-June 8, Kevin Brown June 9-June 15, Dave Mlicki June 16-June 22, Steve Finley June 23-June 29, Jeff Juden June 30-July 6, Francisco Cordova July 7-July 13, Darryl Kile July 14-July 20, Dante Bichette July 21-July 27, Pedro Martinez July 28-August 3, J.T. Snow August 4-August 10, John Smoltz August 4-August 10, Mark McGwire August 11-August 17, Derek Bell August 18-August 24, Mike Piazza August 25-August 31, Denny Neagle September 1-September 7, Mark Clark September 8-September 14, Larry Walker September 15-September 21, John Olerud September 22-September 28
    NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the YearJeff Shaw
    National League Rookie of the YearScott Rolen
    NL Silver Slugger AwardMike Piazza C, Jeff Bagwell 1B, Craig Biggio 2B, Vinny Castilla 3B, Jeff Blauser SS, Larry Walker OF, Tony Gwynn OF, Barry Bonds OF, John Smoltz P
    NL Pitcher of the MonthTom Glavine April, Bobby Jones May, Kent Mercker June, Darryl Kile July, Pedro Martinez August, Jeff Shaw September
    1997 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Craig Biggio162
    2Eric Karros162
    3Jeff Bagwell162
    4Sammy Sosa162
    5Todd Zeile160
    6Barry Bonds159
    7Raul Mondesi159
    8Vinny Castilla159
    9Chipper Jones157
    10J.T. Snow157
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Grudzielanek649
    2Sammy Sosa642
    3Tony Womack641
    4Eric Karros628
    5Craig Biggio619
    6Edgar Renteria617
    7Raul Mondesi616
    8Vinny Castilla612
    9Andres Galarraga600
    10Chipper Jones597
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Craig Biggio146
    2Larry Walker143
    3Barry Bonds123
    4Andres Galarraga120
    5Jeff Bagwell109
    6Mike Piazza104
    7Steve Finley101
    8Chipper Jones100
    9Tony Gwynn97
    10Raul Mondesi95
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tony Gwynn220
    2Larry Walker208
    3Mike Piazza201
    4Andres Galarraga191
    5Craig Biggio191
    6Raul Mondesi191
    7Vinny Castilla186
    8Tony Womack178
    9Mark Grace177
    10Mark Grudzielanek177
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Grudzielanek54
    2Tony Gwynn49
    3Larry Walker46
    4Mike Lansing45
    5Raul Mondesi42
    6Chipper Jones41
    7Jeff Bagwell40
    8Mickey Morandini40
    9Bobby Bonilla39
    10Royce Clayton39
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Delino DeShields14
    2Neifi Perez10
    3Joe Randa9
    4Tony Womack9
    5Wilton Guerrero9
    6Craig Biggio8
    7Al Martin7
    8Deion Sanders7
    9Jose Vizcaino7
    10Michael Tucker7
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Walker49
    2Jeff Bagwell43
    3Andres Galarraga41
    4Barry Bonds40
    5Mike Piazza40
    6Vinny Castilla40
    7Sammy Sosa36
    8Ellis Burks32
    9Eric Karros31
    10Ray Lankford31
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Andres Galarraga140
    2Jeff Bagwell135
    3Larry Walker130
    4Mike Piazza124
    5Jeff Kent121
    6Sammy Sosa119
    7Tony Gwynn119
    8Dante Bichette118
    9Moises Alou115
    10Vinny Castilla113
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tony Womack60
    2Deion Sanders56
    3Delino DeShields55
    4Craig Biggio47
    5Barry Bonds37
    6Larry Walker33
    7Quilvio Veras33
    8Edgar Renteria32
    9Raul Mondesi32
    10Jeff Bagwell31
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kenny Lofton20
    2Edgar Renteria15
    3Raul Mondesi15
    4Delino DeShields14
    5Curtis Goodwin13
    6Deion Sanders13
    7Mickey Morandini13
    8Quilvio Veras12
    9Sammy Sosa12
    10Andruw Jones11
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Barry Bonds145
    2Jeff Bagwell127
    3Gary Sheffield121
    4J.T. Snow96
    5Ray Lankford95
    6Mark Grace88
    7John Olerud85
    8Todd Zeile85
    9Craig Biggio84
    10Todd Hundley83
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sammy Sosa174
    2Ron Gant162
    3Henry Rodriguez149
    4Andres Galarraga141
    5Scott Rolen138
    6Jeff Kent133
    7Ryan Klesko130
    8Ray Lankford125
    9J.T. Snow124
    10Jeff Bagwell122
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Craig Biggio34
    2Jason Kendall31
    3F.P. Santangelo25
    4Jeff Blauser20
    5Andres Galarraga17
    6Jeff Bagwell16
    7Gary Sheffield15
    8Larry Walker14
    9Jeff Kent13
    10John Olerud13
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Barry Bonds34
    2Jeff Bagwell27
    3Todd Hundley16
    4Larry Walker14
    5J.T. Snow13
    6David Segui12
    7Tony Gwynn12
    8Gary Sheffield11
    9Mike Piazza11
    10Javy Lopez10
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Edgar Renteria19
    2Tom Glavine17
    3Brett Butler15
    4Rey Ordonez14
    5Jose Vizcaino13
    6Wilton Guerrero13
    7Curt Schilling12
    8F.P. Santangelo12
    9Mickey Morandini12
    10Chan Ho Park11
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bernard Gilkey12
    2Tony Gwynn12
    3Jeff Kent10
    4Wally Joyner10
    5Eric Karros9
    6Jeff Blauser9
    7Bobby Bonilla8
    8Butch Huskey8
    9Jeff Bagwell8
    10John Olerud8
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Fred McGriff22
    2Butch Huskey21
    3Gary Gaetti20
    4Chipper Jones19
    5John Olerud19
    6Mike Piazza19
    7Royce Clayton19
    8Bobby Bonilla18
    9Mark Grace18
    10Rondell White18
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Walker409
    2Mike Piazza355
    3Andres Galarraga351
    4Jeff Bagwell335
    5Vinny Castilla335
    6Raul Mondesi333
    7Tony Gwynn324
    8Barry Bonds311
    9Craig Biggio310
    10Sammy Sosa308
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Craig Biggio744
    2Jeff Bagwell717
    3Eric Karros700
    4Sammy Sosa694
    5Edgar Renteria691
    6Barry Bonds690
    7Tony Womack689
    8Mark Grudzielanek688
    9Chipper Jones679
    10Andres Galarraga674
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tony Gwynn.372
    2Larry Walker.366
    3Mike Piazza.362
    4Kenny Lofton.333
    5Wally Joyner.327
    6Mark Grace.319
    7Andres Galarraga.318
    8Edgardo Alfonzo.315
    9Raul Mondesi.310
    10Craig Biggio.309
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Walker.452
    2Barry Bonds.446
    3Mike Piazza.431
    4Jeff Bagwell.425
    5Gary Sheffield.424
    6Craig Biggio.415
    7Ray Lankford.411
    8Kenny Lofton.409
    9Mark Grace.409
    10Tony Gwynn.409
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Walker.720
    2Mike Piazza.638
    3Jeff Bagwell.592
    4Andres Galarraga.585
    5Barry Bonds.585
    6Ray Lankford.585
    7Todd Hundley.549
    8Tony Gwynn.547
    9Vinny Castilla.547
    10Raul Mondesi.541
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Walker1172
    2Mike Piazza1069
    3Barry Bonds1031
    4Jeff Bagwell1017
    5Ray Lankford996
    6Andres Galarraga974
    7Tony Gwynn956
    8Todd Hundley943
    9Craig Biggio916
    10Vinny Castilla903
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gregg Jefferies1.963
    2Mark Grace1.956
    3Barry Bonds1.667
    4Tony Gwynn1.536
    5Gary Sheffield1.532
    6John Olerud1.269
    7Edgardo Alfonzo1.125
    8Luis Gonzalez1.060
    9Jeff Bagwell1.041
    10Darryl Hamilton1.000
    1997 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Denny Neagle20
    2Darryl Kile19
    3Greg Maddux19
    4Shawn Estes19
    5Alex Fernandez17
    6Curt Schilling17
    7Pedro Martinez17
    8Kevin Brown16
    9Bobby Jones15
    10John Smoltz15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Leiter17
    2Steve Cooke15
    3Jon Lieber14
    4Carlos Perez13
    5Alex Fernandez12
    6Chris Holt12
    7Dave Mlicki12
    8Hideo Nomo12
    9Jamey Wright12
    10Jim Bullinger12
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Julian Tavarez89
    2Stan Belinda84
    3Jeff Shaw78
    4Bob Patterson76
    5Jerry Spradlin76
    6Doug Henry75
    7Scott Radinsky75
    8Jay Powell74
    9Jerry Dipoto74
    10Terry Adams74
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Curt Schilling35
    2John Smoltz35
    3Darryl Kile34
    4Denny Neagle34
    5Mike Hampton34
    6Steve Trachsel34
    7Greg Maddux33
    8Hideo Nomo33
    9Kevin Brown33
    10Matt Morris33
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pedro Martinez13
    2Carlos Perez8
    3Curt Schilling7
    4John Smoltz7
    5Mike Hampton7
    6Darryl Kile6
    7Kevin Brown6
    8Alex Fernandez5
    9Greg Maddux5
    10Roger Bailey5
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Carlos Perez5
    2Darryl Kile4
    3Denny Neagle4
    4Pedro Martinez4
    5Curt Schilling2
    6Francisco Cordova2
    7Greg Maddux2
    8Jim Bullinger2
    9John Smoltz2
    10Kevin Brown2
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rod Beck66
    2Robb Nen65
    3Jeff Shaw62
    4Ricky Bottalico61
    5Trevor Hoffman59
    6Rich Loiselle58
    7Mark Wohlers55
    8Todd Worrell55
    9John Franco53
    10Ugueth Urbina50
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jeff Shaw42
    2Rod Beck37
    3Trevor Hoffman37
    4Dennis Eckersley36
    5John Franco36
    6Robb Nen35
    7Todd Worrell35
    8Ricky Bottalico34
    9Mark Wohlers33
    10Rich Loiselle29
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1John Smoltz256
    2Darryl Kile255.2
    3Curt Schilling254.1
    4Pedro Martinez241.1
    5Tom Glavine240
    6Kevin Brown237.1
    7Denny Neagle233.1
    8Greg Maddux232.2
    9Mike Hampton223
    10Alex Fernandez220.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1John Smoltz234
    2Steve Trachsel225
    3Mike Hampton217
    4Mark Leiter216
    5Esteban Loaiza214
    6Kevin Brown214
    7Chris Holt211
    8Roger Bailey210
    9Curt Schilling208
    10Darryl Kile208
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Leiter132
    2Jamey Wright113
    3Steve Trachsel110
    4Carlos Perez109
    5Andy Ashby108
    6Jason Schmidt106
    7Jim Bullinger106
    8Mike Hampton105
    9Hideo Nomo104
    10Roger Bailey103
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Leiter115
    2Jamey Wright104
    3Steve Trachsel101
    4Hideo Nomo98
    5Jason Schmidt96
    6Jim Bullinger96
    7Mike Hampton95
    8Jon Lieber94
    9Sterling Hitchcock93
    10Andy Ashby92
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Steve Trachsel32
    2Mark Gardner28
    3Kevin Foster27
    4Roger Bailey27
    5Alex Fernandez25
    6Curt Schilling25
    7Mark Leiter25
    8Matt Beech25
    9Bobby Jones24
    10Chan Ho Park24
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Shawn Estes100
    2Darryl Kile94
    3Hideo Nomo92
    4Al Leiter91
    5Tom Glavine79
    6Mike Hampton77
    7Steve Cooke77
    8Dave Mlicki76
    9Jason Schmidt76
    10Jim Bullinger74
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Curt Schilling319
    2Pedro Martinez305
    3John Smoltz241
    4Hideo Nomo233
    5Darryl Kile205
    6Kevin Brown205
    7Alex Fernandez183
    8Shawn Estes181
    9Greg Maddux177
    10Andy Benes175
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Remlinger12
    2Mark Leiter11
    3Hideo Nomo10
    4John Smoltz10
    5Shawn Estes10
    6Alan Benes9
    7Alex Fernandez9
    8William Van Landingham9
    9Jason Schmidt8
    10Steve Cooke8
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hideo Nomo4
    2Esteban Loaiza3
    3Mark Gardner3
    4Matt Morris3
    5Pedro Astacio3
    6Pete Smith3
    7Ricardo Rincon3
    8Alan Benes2
    9Bill Swift2
    10Calvin Maduro2
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pedro Martinez1.90
    2Greg Maddux2.20
    3Darryl Kile2.57
    4Ismael Valdez2.65
    5Kevin Brown2.70
    6Rick Reed2.90
    7Tom Glavine2.96
    8Denny Neagle2.97
    9Curt Schilling2.98
    10John Smoltz3.02
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pedro Martinez0.93
    2Greg Maddux0.94
    3Rick Reed1.04
    4Curt Schilling1.05
    5Denny Neagle1.09
    6Ismael Valdez1.11
    7Chan Ho Park1.14
    8Tom Glavine1.15
    9John Smoltz1.16
    10Darryl Kile1.18
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pedro Martinez5.90
    2Chan Ho Park6.98
    3Shawn Estes7.25
    4Darryl Kile7.31
    5Curt Schilling7.37
    6Tom Glavine7.39
    7Andy Benes7.58
    8Todd Stottlemyre7.71
    9Greg Maddux7.73
    10Ismael Valdez7.81
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Greg Maddux0.35
    2Kevin Brown0.38
    3Andy Benes0.46
    4Matt Morris0.50
    5Shawn Estes0.54
    6Pedro Martinez0.60
    7Mike Hampton0.65
    8Darryl Kile0.67
    9Denny Neagle0.70
    10Francisco Cordova0.70
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Greg Maddux0.77
    2Rick Reed1.34
    3Denny Neagle1.89
    4Curt Schilling2.06
    5Carlos Perez2.09
    6Ismael Valdez2.15
    7Andy Ashby2.19
    8John Smoltz2.21
    9Shane Reynolds2.34
    10Kirk Rueter2.40
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Andy Benes8.90
    2John Smoltz8.47
    3Shawn Estes8.10
    4Todd Stottlemyre7.96
    5Chan Ho Park7.78
    6Kevin Brown7.78
    7Jon Lieber7.66
    8Shane Reynolds7.56
    9Alex Fernandez7.45
    10Dave Mlicki7.28
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Greg Maddux8.850
    2Curt Schilling5.500
    3Pedro Martinez4.552
    4John Smoltz3.825
    5Rick Reed3.645
    6Denny Neagle3.510
    7Shane Reynolds3.234
    8Jon Lieber3.137
    9Kevin Brown3.106
    10Ismael Valdez2.979


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