1977 Major League Baseball season

1977 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 6 – October 18, 1977
Draft
Top draft pick Harold Baines
Picked by Chicago White Sox
Regular season
Season MVP AL: Rod Carew (MIN)
NL: George Foster (CIN)
Postseason
AL champions New York Yankees
  AL runners-up Kansas City Royals
NL champions Los Angeles Dodgers
  NL runners-up Philadelphia Phillies
World Series
Champions New York Yankees
  Runners-up Los Angeles Dodgers
Finals MVP Reggie Jackson (NYY)

The 1977 Major League Baseball season. The American League had its third expansion as the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays began play. However, the National League did not expand, thus they remained at twelve teams, to the AL's fourteen, until the Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins joined in 1993.

Regular season standings

Postseason

Bracket

  League Championship Series
TV: NBC
World Series
TV: ABC
                 
East NY Yankees 3  
West Kansas City 2  
    AL NY Yankees 4
  NL Los Angeles 2
East Philadelphia 1
West Los Angeles 3  

League Championship Series

American League

1977 American League Championship Series
New York Yankees (3) vs. Kansas City Royals (2)
GameDateScoreSeries
(NYY-KC)
Location
1October 5Royals 7, Yankees 20–1Yankee Stadium
2October 6Yankees 6, Royals 21–1Yankee Stadium
3October 7Royals 6, Yankees 21–2Royals Stadium
4October 8Yankees 6, Royals 42–2Royals Stadium
5October 9Yankees 5, Royals 33–2Royals Stadium

National League

1977 National League Championship Series
Los Angeles Dodgers (3) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1)
Most Valuable Player: Dusty Baker, LF, Los Angeles
GameDateScoreSeries
(LA-PHI)
Location
1October 4Phillies 7, Dodgers 50–1Dodger Stadium
2October 5Dodgers 7, Phillies 11–1Dodger Stadium
3October 7Dodgers 6, Phillies 52–1Veterans Stadium
4October 8Dodgers 4, Phillies 13–1Veterans Stadium

World Series

1977 World Series
New York Yankees (4) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (2)
Most Valuable Player: Reggie Jackson, RF, New York
GameDateScoreSeries
(NYY-LA)
LocationAttendanceTime
1October 11Yankees 4, Dodgers 3
(12 innings)
1–0Yankee Stadium56,6683:24
2October 12Dodgers 6, Yankees 11–1Yankee Stadium56,6912:27
3October 14Yankees 5, Dodgers 32–1Dodger Stadium55,9922:31
4October 15Yankees 4, Dodgers 23–1Dodger Stadium55,9952:07
5October 16Dodgers 10, Yankees 43–2Dodger Stadium55,9952:29
6October 18Yankees 8, Dodgers 44–2Yankee Stadium56,4072:18

Awards and honors

Major Awards

1977 MLB Award Winners
 American LeagueNational League
AwardPlayerPositionTeamPlayerPositionTeam
Most Valuable PlayerRod Carew2BMINGeorge FosterLFCIN
Cy Young AwardSparky LyleLHPNYYSteve CarltonLHPPHI
Rookie of the YearEddie Murray1BBALAndre DawsonCFMTL
Relief Man of the YearBill CampbellRHPBOSRollie FingersRHPSD

Gold Glove Awards

1977 Gold Glove Awards
 American LeagueNational League
PositionPlayerTeamPlayerTeam
PJim PalmerBALJim KaatPHI
CJim SundbergTEXJohnny BenchCIN
1BJim SpencerCWSSteve GarveyLA
2BFrank WhiteKCJoe MorganCIN
3BGraig NettlesNYYMike SchmidtPHI
SSMark BelangerBALDave ConcepciónCIN
OFJuan BeníquezTEXCésar GerónimoCIN
OFAl CowensKCGarry MaddoxPHI
OFCarl YastrzemskiBOSDave ParkerPIT

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVGRod Carew, MIN.388Dave Parker, PIT.338
HRJim Rice, BOS39George Foster, CIN52
RBILarry Hisle, MIN119George Foster, CIN149
SBFreddie Patek, KC68Frank Taveras, PIT70
WinsDave Goltz, MIN
Dennis Leonard, KC
Jim Palmer, BAL
20Steve Carlton, PHI23
ERAFrank Tanana, CAL2.54John Candelaria, PIT2.34
KsNolan Ryan, CAL341Phil Niekro, ATL262

All-Star game

July 19, 1977
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
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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

Feats

No-Hitters

Cycles

  • 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

Career Milestones

400 Home Runs

900 Stolen Bases

Notable events

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notes

  1. "Baseball-Reference.com". Archived from the original on September 15, 2008. Retrieved August 12, 2008.
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