1977 Season

World Series Champion

New York Yankees

Yankees over the Dodgers (4-2)
World Series MVP: Reggie Jackson (NYY)

Playoffs

ALCS: Yankees defeat the Royals 3-2
NLCS: Dodgers defeat the Phillies 3-1

Highlights

1. Ernie Banks is elected to the Hall of Fame
2. Mark Fidrych rips the cartilage in his left knee and ends his career prematurely
3. April 6 – The Seattle Mariners play their first game at the Kingdome.
4. April 7: The Toronto Blue Jays play their first game at Exhibition Stadium.
5. April 15: The Montreal Expos play their first game at Olympic Stadium.
6. June 8th: Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 batters against the Toronto Blue Jays.
7. July 19th: the National League beats the American League to win the 1977 All-Star Game.
8. August 29th:  Lou Brock steals his 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb’s record.

No-Hitters

May 14th:  Jim Colborn, Rangers 6 – Royals 0
May 30th: Dennis Eckersley, Indians 1 – Angels 0
September 22th: Bert Blyleven, Rangers 6 – Angels 0

National League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 .623
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 .593 5.0
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 18.0
Chicago Cubs 81 81 .500 20.0
Montreal Expos 75 87 .463 26.0
New York Mets 64 98 .395 37.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 98 64 .605
Cincinnati Reds 88 74 .543 10.0
Houston Astros 81 81 .500 17.0
San Francisco Giants 75 87 .463 23.0
San Diego Padres 69 93 .426 29.0
Atlanta Braves 61 101 .377 37.0

NL Leaders

WAR: Rick Reuschel (CHC), 9.6
Most Valuable Player: George Foster (CIN)
Cy Young Award: Steve Carlton (PHI)
Rookie of the Year: Andre Dawson (MON)
Batting Title: Dave Parker (PIT), .338
Home Runs: George Foster (CIN), 52
RBIs: George Foster (CIN), 149
Wins: Steve Carlton (PHI), 23
ERA: John Candelaria (PIT), 2.34
Strikeouts: Phil Niekro (ATL). 262

American League

EAST W L W-L% GB
New York Yankees 100 62 .617
Baltimore Orioles 97 64 .602 2.5
Boston Red Sox 97 64 .602 2.5
Detroit Tigers 74 88 .457 26.0
Cleveland Indians 71 90 .441 28.5
Milwaukee Brewers 67 95 .414 33.0
Toronto Blue Jays 54 107 .335 45.5
WEST W L W-L% GB
Kansas City Royals 102 60 .630
Texas Rangers 94 68 .580 8.0
Chicago White Sox 90 72 .556 12.0
Minnesota Twins 84 77 .522 17.5
California Angels 74 88 .457 28.0
Seattle Mariners 64 98 .395 38.0
Oakland Athletics 63 98 .391 38.5

AL Leaders

WAR: Rod Carew (MIN), 9.7
Most Valuable Player: 
Rod Carew (MIN)
Cy Young Award: Sparky Lyle (NYY)
Rookie of the Year: Eddie Murray (BAL)
Batting Title: Rod Carew (MIN), .388
Home Runs: Jim Rice (BOS), 39
RBIs: Larry Hisle (MIN), 119
Wins: Palmer (BAL) | Goltz (MIN) Leonard (KCR), 20
ERA: Frank Tanana (CAL), 2.54
Strikeouts: Nolan Ryan (CAL), 341