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1978 American League Awards, All-Stars and Other Leaders

League Awards

Batting stats are G BA/OBP/SLG Pitching stats are W-L ERA, SO.

Award-Winners Complete Voting Results

Most Valuable Player Award

Jim Rice
BOS 163 G .315/.370/.600

Cy Young Award

Ron Guidry
NYY 25-3, 1.74, 248 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

Lou Whitaker
DET 139 G .285/.361/.357
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Rod Carew
MIN 152 G .333/.411/.441
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Ron Guidry
NYY 25-3, 1.74, 248 SO

Rolaids Reliever of the Year

Rich Gossage
NYY 10-11 (27 SV), 2.01, 122 SO

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Ron Guidry
NYY 25-3, 1.74, 248 SO

Gold Glove Winners (history)

PitcherJim Palmer
CatcherJim Sundberg
First BaseChris Chambliss
Second BaseFrank White
Third BaseGraig Nettles
ShortstopMark Belanger
OutfieldDwight Evans, Fred Lynn and Rick Miller

League All-Stars

All Star Directory · (* - indicates they played)
Box Score and Play-by-Play

P. Jim Palmer (BAL)
C. Carlton Fisk (BOS)
1B. Rod Carew (MIN)
2B. Don Money (MIL)
3B. George Brett (KCR)
SS. Freddie Patek (KCR)
LF. Jim Rice (BOS)
CF. Fred Lynn (BOS)
RF. Richie Zisk (TEX)

Rick Burleson (BOS)
Dwight Evans* (BOS)
Mike Flanagan (BAL)
Rich Gossage* (NYY)
Ron Guidry* (NYY)
Larry Hisle* (MIL)
Roy Howell* (TOR)
Reggie Jackson (NYY)
Matt Keough* (OAK)
Jim Kern* (CLE)
Chet Lemon* (CHW)
Thurman Munson (NYY)
Eddie Murray (BAL)
Graig Nettles* (NYY)
Darrell Porter* (KCR)
Jerry Remy (BOS)
Craig Reynolds (SEA)
Lary Sorensen* (MIL)
Jim Sundberg* (TEX)
Frank Tanana (CAL)
Jason Thompson* (DET)
Frank White* (KCR)
Carl Yastrzemski (BOS)

AL Other Leaders

Glossary · Hold mouse over statistic name to see description

For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1954, so all leaders are since 1954. Explanation of min. requirements