World Series Champion
The Pirates defeat the Orioles (4-3)
World Series MVP: Willie Stargell (PIT)
ALCS: Orioles defeat the Angels 3-1
NLCS: Pirates defeat the Reds 3-0
1. January 23rd: Willie Mays is elected to the Hall of Fame.
2. July 12th: Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park leads to fan mayhem and the cancellation of the 2nd game of a doubleheader.
3. July 17th: The National League wins the All-Star Game, 7–6.
4. August 2nd: Yankee’s captain Thurman Munson is killed in a plane crash.
5. August 13th: Lou Brock smashes his 3,000th hit off the Chicago Cubs.
6. September 12th: Carl Yastrzemski records his 3000th career hit against the New York Yankees.
7. September 23rd: Lou Brock steals the 938th base to become the all-time leader.
April 7th: Ken Forsch, Astros 6 – Braves 0
May 25th: Baumgarten | Scarbery, Angels, 6– White Sox 1
|St. Louis Cardinals||86||76||.531||12.0|
|New York Mets||63||99||.389||35.0|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||79||83||.488||11.5|
|San Francisco Giants||71||91||.438||19.5|
|San Diego Padres||68||93||.422||22.0|
WAR: Dave Winfield (SDP), 8.3
Most Valuable Player: Hernandez (STL) | Stargell (PIT)
Cy Young Award: Bruce Sutter (CHC)
Rookie of the Year: Rick Sutcliffe (LAD)
Batting Title: Keith Hernandez (STL), .344
Home Runs: Dave Kingman (CHC), 48
RBIs: Dave Winfield (SDP), 118
Wins: Niekro (HOU) | Niekro (ATL), 21
ERA: J.R. Richards (HOU), 2.71
Strikeouts: J.R. Richards (HOU), 313
|Boston Red Sox||91||69||.569||11.5|
|New York Yankees||89||71||.556||13.5|
|Toronto Blue Jays||53||109||.327||50.5|
|Kansas City Royals||85||77||.525||3.0|
|Chicago White Sox||73||87||.456||14.0|
WAR: Fred Lynn (BOS), 8.8
Most Valuable Player: Don Baylor (CAL)
Cy Young Award: Mike Flanagan (BAL)
Rookie of the Year: John Castino (MIN)
Batting Title: Fred Lynn (BOS), .333
Home Runs: Gorman Thomas (MIL), 45
RBIs: Don Baylor (CAL), 139
Wins: Mike Flanagan (BAL), 23
ERA: Ron Guidry (NYY), 2.78
Strikeouts: Nolan Ryan (CAL), 223