1977 Major League Baseball season

The 1977 Major League Baseball season. The American League (AL) had its third expansion as the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays began play. However, the National League (NL) did not expand, remaining at 12 teams compared to the AL's 14, until the Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins joined the NL in 1993.

1977 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 6 – October 18, 1977
Number of games162
Number of teams26
Draft
Top draft pickHarold Baines
Picked byChicago White Sox
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Rod Carew (MIN)
NL: George Foster (CIN)
Postseason
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upKansas City Royals
NL championsLos Angeles Dodgers
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upLos Angeles Dodgers
World Series MVPReggie Jackson (NYY)
MLB seasons

StandingsEdit

PostseasonEdit

BracketEdit

  League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                 
East NY Yankees 3  
West Kansas City 2  
    AL NY Yankees 4
  NL Los Angeles 2
East Philadelphia 1
West Los Angeles 3  

Awards and honorsEdit

Major AwardsEdit

1977 MLB Award Winners
  American League National League
Award Player Position Team Player Position Team
Most Valuable Player Rod Carew 2B MIN George Foster LF CIN
Cy Young Award Sparky Lyle LHP NYY Steve Carlton LHP PHI
Rookie of the Year Eddie Murray 1B BAL Andre Dawson CF MTL
Relief Man of the Year Bill Campbell RHP BOS Rollie Fingers RHP SD

Gold Glove AwardsEdit

1977 Gold Glove Awards
  American League National League
Position Player Team Player Team
P Jim Palmer BAL Jim Kaat PHI
C Jim Sundberg TEX Johnny Bench CIN
1B Jim Spencer CHW Steve Garvey LA
2B Frank White KC Joe Morgan CIN
3B Graig Nettles NYY Mike Schmidt PHI
SS Mark Belanger BAL Dave Concepción CIN
OF Juan Beníquez TEX César Gerónimo CIN
OF Al Cowens KC Garry Maddox PHI
OF Carl Yastrzemski BOS Dave Parker PIT

Statistical leadersEdit

Statistic American League National League
AVG Rod Carew, MIN .388 Dave Parker, PIT .338
HR Jim Rice, BOS 39 George Foster, CIN 52
RBI Larry Hisle, MIN 119 George Foster, CIN 149
SB Freddie Patek, KC 68 Frank Taveras, PIT 70
Wins Dave Goltz, MIN
Dennis Leonard, KC
Jim Palmer, BAL
20 Steve Carlton, PHI 23
ERA Frank Tanana, CAL 2.54 John Candelaria, PIT 2.34
Ks Nolan Ryan, CAL 341 Phil Niekro, ATL 262

All-Star gameEdit

July 19, 1977
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 9 1
American League 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 5 8 0
Starting pitchers:
NL: Don Sutton
AL: Jim Palmer
WP: Don Sutton (1–0)   LP: Jim Palmer (0–1)
Home runs:
NL: Joe Morgan (1), Greg Luzinski (1), Steve Garvey (1)
AL: George Scott (1)
Most Valuable Player: Don Sutton, NL

FeatsEdit

No-HittersEdit

CyclesEdit

  • Bob Watson, Houston Astros – June 24 vs. San Francisco Giants
  • John Mayberry, Kansas City Royals – August 5 vs. Chicago White Sox
  • Jack Brohamer, Chicago White Sox – September 24 at Seattle Mariners

RecordsEdit

Career MilestonesEdit

400 Home RunsEdit

900 Stolen BasesEdit

Home Field AttendanceEdit

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Los Angeles Dodgers[1] 98 6.5% 2,955,087 23.8% 36,483
Philadelphia Phillies[2] 101 0.0% 2,700,070 8.9% 33,334
Cincinnati Reds[3] 88 -13.7% 2,519,670 -4.2% 31,107
New York Yankees[4] 100 3.1% 2,103,092 4.5% 25,964
Boston Red Sox[5] 97 16.9% 2,074,549 9.4% 25,932
Kansas City Royals[6] 102 13.3% 1,852,603 10.3% 22,872
Toronto Blue Jays[7] 54 1,701,052 21,263
St. Louis Cardinals[8] 83 15.3% 1,659,287 37.5% 19,991
Chicago White Sox[9] 90 40.6% 1,657,135 81.1% 20,458
Chicago Cubs[10] 81 8.0% 1,439,834 40.3% 17,776
Montreal Expos[11] 75 36.4% 1,433,757 121.7% 17,701
California Angels[12] 74 -2.6% 1,432,633 42.3% 17,687
San Diego Padres[13] 69 -5.5% 1,376,269 -5.6% 16,991
Detroit Tigers[14] 74 0.0% 1,359,856 -7.3% 16,788
Seattle Mariners[15] 64 1,338,511 16,525
Texas Rangers[16] 94 23.7% 1,250,722 7.4% 15,441
Pittsburgh Pirates[17] 96 4.3% 1,237,349 20.6% 15,276
Baltimore Orioles[18] 97 10.2% 1,195,769 13.0% 14,763
Minnesota Twins[19] 84 -1.2% 1,162,727 62.5% 14,534
Milwaukee Brewers[20] 67 1.5% 1,114,938 10.2% 13,765
Houston Astros[21] 81 1.3% 1,109,560 25.2% 13,698
New York Mets[22] 64 -25.6% 1,066,825 -27.4% 13,504
Cleveland Indians[23] 71 -12.3% 900,365 -5.1% 11,116
Atlanta Braves[24] 61 -12.9% 872,464 6.6% 10,771
San Francisco Giants[25] 75 1.4% 700,056 11.7% 8,643
Oakland Athletics[26] 63 -27.6% 495,599 -36.5% 6,119

Notable eventsEdit

January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

ReferencesEdit

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