1977 Major League Baseball season

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1977 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 6, 1977 – October 18, 1977
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)
MLB seasons

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[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Bracket[edit]

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

League Championship Series[edit]

American League[edit]

1977 American League Championship Series
New York Yankees (3) vs. Kansas City Royals (2)
Game Date Score Series
(NYY-KC)
Location
1 October 5 Royals 7, Yankees 2 0–1 Yankee Stadium
2 October 6 Yankees 6, Royals 2 1–1 Yankee Stadium
3 October 7 Royals 6, Yankees 2 1–2 Royals Stadium
4 October 8 Yankees 6, Royals 4 2–2 Royals Stadium
5 October 9 Yankees 5, Royals 3 3–2 Royals Stadium

National League[edit]

1977 National League Championship Series
Los Angeles Dodgers (3) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1)
Most Valuable Player: Dusty Baker, LF, Los Angeles
Game Date Score Series
(LA-PHI)
Location
1 October 4 Phillies 7, Dodgers 5 0–1 Dodger Stadium
2 October 5 Dodgers 7, Phillies 1 1–1 Dodger Stadium
3 October 7 Dodgers 6, Phillies 5 2–1 Veterans Stadium
4 October 8 Dodgers 4, Phillies 1 3–1 Veterans Stadium

World series[edit]

Main article: 1977 World Series
1977 World Series
New York Yankees (4) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (2)
Most Valuable Player: Reggie Jackson, RF, New York
Game Date Score Series
(NYY-LA)
Location Attendance Time
1 October 11 Yankees 4, Dodgers 3
(12 innings)
1–0 Yankee Stadium 56,668 3:24
2 October 12 Dodgers 6, Yankees 1 1–1 Yankee Stadium 56,691 2:27
3 October 14 Yankees 5, Dodgers 3 2–1 Dodger Stadium 55,992 2:31
4 October 15 Yankees 4, Dodgers 2 3–1 Dodger Stadium 55,995 2:07
5 October 16 Dodgers 10, Yankees 4 3–2 Dodger Stadium 55,995 2:29
6 October 18 Yankees 8, Dodgers 4 4–2 Yankee Stadium 56,407 2:18

Awards and honors[edit]

Major Awards[edit]

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 MON
Relief Man of the Year Bill Campbell RHP BOS Rollie Fingers RHP SD

Gold Glove Awards[edit]

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 CWS 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 leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
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 game[edit]

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

Feats[edit]

No-Hitters[edit]

Cycles[edit]

  • 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

Records[edit]

Career Milestones[edit]

400 Home Runs[edit]

900 Stolen Bases[edit]

Notable events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

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