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1979 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

Don Baylor
CAL 162 G .296/.371/.530

Cy Young Award

Mike Flanagan
BAL 23-9, 3.08, 190 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

John Castino
MIN 148 G .285/.331/.397
Alfredo Griffin
TOR 153 G .287/.333/.364
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Fred Lynn
BOS 147 G .333/.423/.637
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Ron Guidry
NYY 18-8 (2 SV), 2.78, 201 SO

Rolaids Reliever of the Year

Jim Kern
TEX 13-5 (29 SV), 1.57, 136 SO

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Mike Flanagan
BAL 23-9, 3.08, 190 SO

Gold Glove Winners (history)

PitcherJim Palmer
CatcherJim Sundberg
First BaseCecil Cooper
Second BaseFrank White
Third BaseBuddy Bell
ShortstopRick Burleson
OutfieldDwight Evans, Sixto Lezcano and Fred Lynn

League All-Stars

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

Starters
P. Nolan Ryan (CAL)
C. Darrell Porter (KCR)
1B. Carl Yastrzemski (BOS)
2B. Frank White (KCR)
3B. George Brett (KCR)
SS. Roy Smalley (MIN)
LF. Don Baylor (CAL)
CF. Fred Lynn (BOS)
RF. Jim Rice (BOS)

 
Bruce Bochte* (SEA)
Rick Burleson* (BOS)
Rod Carew (CAL)
Mark Clear* (CAL)
Cecil Cooper* (MIL)
Brian Downing* (CAL)
Bobby Grich* (CAL)
Ron Guidry* (NYY)
Reggie Jackson* (NYY)
 
Tommy John (NYY)
Steve Kemp* (DET)
Jim Kern* (TEX)
Dave Lemanczyk (TOR)
Chet Lemon* (CHW)
Sid Monge (CLE)
Graig Nettles* (NYY)
Jeff Newman (OAK)
Ken Singleton* (BAL)
 
Don Stanhouse (BAL)
Bob Stanley* (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