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The 1977 season of the National League was the one hundred second season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Eastern Division
1 Philadelphia Phillies 162 101 61 0 .623 -.- 847 (5.23) 668 (4.12) 0.279 0.347 0.448 3.71 0.981
2 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 96 66 0 .593 5.0 734 (4.53) 665 (4.10) 0.274 0.330 0.413 3.61 0.977
3 St. Louis Cardinals 162 83 79 0 .512 18.0 737 (4.55) 688 (4.25) 0.270 0.329 0.388 3.81 0.978
4 Chicago Cubs 162 81 81 0 .500 20.0 692 (4.27) 739 (4.56) 0.266 0.330 0.387 4.01 0.977
5 Montreal Expos 162 75 87 0 .463 26.0 665 (4.10) 736 (4.54) 0.260 0.317 0.402 4.01 0.980
6 New York Mets 162 64 98 0 .395 37.0 587 (3.62) 663 (4.09) 0.244 0.311 0.346 3.77 0.978
Western Division
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 98 64 0 .605 -.- 769 (4.75) 582 (3.59) 0.266 0.335 0.418 3.22 0.981
2 Cincinnati Reds 162 88 74 0 .543 10.0 802 (4.95) 725 (4.48) 0.274 0.345 0.436 4.21 0.984
3 Houston Astros 162 81 81 0 .500 17.0 680 (4.20) 650 (4.01) 0.254 0.318 0.385 3.54 0.978
4 San Francisco Giants 162 75 87 0 .463 23.0 673 (4.15) 711 (4.39) 0.253 0.323 0.383 3.75 0.972
5 San Diego Padres 162 69 93 0 .426 29.0 692 (4.27) 834 (5.15) 0.249 0.322 0.375 4.43 0.971
6 Atlanta Braves 162 61 101 0 .377 37.0 678 (4.19) 895 (5.52) 0.254 0.320 0.376 4.85 0.972

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Steve Garvey
Pete Rose
Los Angeles Dodgers
Cincinnati Reds
162
At Bats Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 655
Runs Scored George Foster Cincinnati Reds 124
Hits Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates 215
Doubles Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates 44
Triples Garry Templeton St. Louis Cardinals 18
Home Runs George Foster Cincinnati Reds 52
Total Bases George Foster Cincinnati Reds 388
Runs Batted In George Foster Cincinnati Reds 149
Stolen Bases Frank Taveras Pittsburgh Pirates 70
Caught Stealing Lou Brock
Garry Templeton
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
24
Walks Gene Tenace San Diego Padres 125
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ted Simmons St. Louis Cardinals 25
Hit by Pitch Gene Tenace San Diego Padres 13
Strikeouts Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies 140
Sacrifice Hits Bill Almon San Diego Padres 20
Sacrifice Flies Jose Cruz
Bobby Murcer
Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs
10
Grounded into Double Plays Bill Madlock
Ted Sizemore
San Francisco Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
25
Batting Average Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates 0.338
On-Base Percentage Reggie Smith Los Angeles Dodgers 0.427
Slugging Percentage George Foster Cincinnati Reds 0.631
On-Base plus Slugging George Foster Cincinnati Reds 1.013
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Reggie Smith Los Angeles Dodgers 167

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 23
Losses Jerry Koosman
Phil Niekro
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves
20
Win-Loss Percentage John Candelaria Pittsburgh Pirates 0.800
Appearances Rollie Fingers San Diego Padres 78
Games Started Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 43
Complete Games Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 20
Shutouts Tom Seaver New York Mets/Cincinnati Reds 7
Games Finished Rollie Fingers San Diego Padres 69
Saves Rollie Fingers San Diego Padres 35
Innings Pitched Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 330.1
Batters Faced Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 1428
Hits Allowed Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 315
Home Runs Allowed Ray Burris
John Candelaria
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
29
Base-on-Balls Allowed Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 164
Intentional Base-on-Balls Gary Lavelle San Francisco Giants 18
Hit Batsmen Jack Billingham Cincinnati Reds 10
Strikeouts Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 262
Wild Pitches Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 17
Balks Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 7
Runs Allowed Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 166
Earned Runs Allowed Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 148
Earned Run Average John Candelaria Pittsburgh Pirates 2.34
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Tom Seaver New York Mets/Cincinnati Reds 1.014

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the forty-eighth midsummer classic at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 19, 1977 by a score of 7 to 6. The league's manager was Sparky Anderson.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured Philadelphia Phillies, the Eastern Division winner, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Western Division winner. The Dodgers defeated the Phillies, 3 games to 1.

In the World Series, the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers were defeated by the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was George Foster, an outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 291 out of a possible 336 points and 15 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 104 out of a possible 120 points and 17 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Andre Dawson, an outfielder with the Montréal Expos. In the award's voting, he had 10 out of a possible 24 points and 10 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Jim Kaat Philadelphia Phillies
C Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds
1B Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers
2B Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds
3B Dave Concepción Cincinnati Reds
SS Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
OF Garry Maddox Philadelphia Phillies
Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates
Cesar Geronimo Cincinnati Reds

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The thirty-fifth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 8 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Minnesota Twins of the American League by a score of 8 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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