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1979 National 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

Keith Hernandez
STL 161 G .344/.417/.513
Willie Stargell
PIT 126 G .281/.352/.552

Cy Young Award

Bruce Sutter
CHC 6-6 (37 SV), 2.22, 110 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

Rick Sutcliffe
LAD 17-10, 3.46, 117 SO
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Keith Hernandez
STL 161 G .344/.417/.513
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
J.R. Richard
HOU 18-13, 2.71, 313 SO

Rolaids Reliever of the Year

Bruce Sutter
CHC 6-6 (37 SV), 2.22, 110 SO

NLCS MVP

Willie Stargell - S

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Joe Niekro
HOU 21-11, 3.00, 119 SO

Gold Glove Winners (history)

PitcherPhil Niekro
CatcherBob Boone
First BaseKeith Hernandez
Second BaseManny Trillo
Third BaseMike Schmidt
ShortstopDave Concepcion
OutfieldGarry Maddox, Dave Parker and Dave Winfield

League All-Stars

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

Starters
P. Steve Carlton (PHI)
C. Bob Boone (PHI)
1B. Steve Garvey (LAD)
2B. Davey Lopes (LAD)
3B. Mike Schmidt (PHI)
SS. Larry Bowa (PHI)
LF. George Foster (CIN)
CF. Dave Winfield (SDP)
RF. Dave Parker (PIT)

 
Joaquin Andujar* (HOU)
Johnny Bench (CIN)
Lou Brock* (STL)
Gary Carter* (MON)
Ron Cey* (LAD)
Jack Clark* (SFG)
Dave Concepcion (CIN)
Keith Hernandez* (STL)
Dave Kingman (CHC)
 
Mike LaCoss* (CIN)
Gary Matthews* (ATL)
Lee Mazzilli* (NYM)
Joe Morgan* (CIN)
Joe Niekro (HOU)
Larry Parrish* (MON)
Gaylord Perry* (SDP)
Craig Reynolds* (HOU)
Steve Rogers* (MON)
 
Pete Rose* (PHI)
Joe Sambito* (HOU)
Ted Simmons (STL)
John Stearns (NYM)
Bruce Sutter* (CHC)
Garry Templeton (STL)

NL 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