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1978 MLB Awards Voting

+ MVP, Cy Young, Rookie, Manager
Most Valuable Player AL NL Cy Young: AL NL Rookie of the Year AL NL Manager of the Year AL NL
  • Major League awards are voted on at the conclusion of each season before the playoffs and are announced in November. The awards are voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers, magazines and qualifying Web sites.
  • Career Points indicates the # of voting points that a player has received historically for a given award (combined for both leagues). The # is up-to-date as of the current season and not as of the year selected. Click the link (or the H to see a detailed history of voting for that player.
  • AL MVP Voting [1978]

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    RankPlayer NameTeamPoints1st PlaceShareAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOPSWLERAGGSCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPCareer Pts
    1Jim Rice | HBOS352200.9025163677121213251546139581267.315970----------------1204
    2Ron Guidry | HNYA29180.742737-1----------2531.743535169-273.2187615313722480.95320
    3Larry Hisle | HMIL201-0.51311425209615124-34115679010.290906----------------255
    4Amos Otis | HKCA90-0.2331141486741453072296665432.298905----------------328
    5Rusty Staub | HDET88-0.2234162642751753012412176353.273782----------------138
    6Graig Nettles | HNYA86-0.223315958781162232279359691.276803----------------216
    7Don Baylor | HCAL51-0.132915859110315126-3499567122.255804----------------444
    8Eddie Murray | HBAL50-0.132216161085174323279570976.285836----------------1286
    9Carlton Fisk | HBOS49-0.123015757194162395208871837.284841----------------482
    10Darrell Porter | HKCA48-0.12261505207713827618787575-.265802----------------100
    11Rod Carew | HMIN46-0.1232152564851882610570786227.333853----------------648
    12Mike Caldwell | HMIL41-0.1029-------------2292.3637342361293.1258907714541311.0641
    13Rich Gossage | HNYA39-0.1026-------------10112.0163---27134.18741309591221.09364
    14Al Oliver | HTEX26-0.073113352565170355148931418.324848----------------427
    15Jim Sundberg | HTEX24-0.06271495185414423665864702.278739----------------54
    16Ron LeFlore | HDET21-0.053015566612619830312626510468.297766----------------35
    17Reggie Jackson | HNYA18-0.05321395118214013527975813314.274834----------------1161
    18Carl Yastrzemski | HBOS17-0.043814452370145212178176444.277790----------------674
    19George Brett | HKCA14-0.042512851079150458962393523.294809----------------1253
    20Andre Thornton | HCLE12-0.0328145508971332243310593724.262893----------------25
    21Lou Piniella | HNYA11-0.03341304726714834566934363.314806----------------21
    22Thurman Munson | HNYA9-0.02311546177318327167135702.297705----------------516
    23Lyman Bostock | HCAL8-0.022714756874168244571593615.296740----------------10
    23Larry Gura | HKCA8-0.0230-------------1642.72352682-221.218373671360811.108
    25Bob Stanley | HBOS6-0.0223-------------1522.60523--10141.21425041534381.2423
    25Fred Lynn | HBOS6-0.022615054175161333228275503.298872----------------493
    25Mickey Rivers | HNYA6-0.0229141559781482581148295125.265699----------------251
    25Dave LaRoche | HCAL6-0.0230-------------1092.8259---2595.2733530748701.266
    29Don Money | HMIL5-0.013113751888152302145448703.293801----------------10
    29Willie Randolph | HNYA5-0.012313449987139186342825136.279738----------------15
    31Hal McRae | HKCA4-0.0132156623901703951672516217.273757----------------284
    31Dennis Eckersley | HBOS4-0.0123-------------2082.993535163-268.1258998930711621.23694
    33Leon Roberts | HSEA3-0.012713447278142217229241526.301879----------------3
    34Rich Gale | HKCA2-0.0124-------------1483.09313093-192.1171786610100881.412
    34Ken Singleton | HBAL2-0.01311495026714721220819894-.293871----------------546
    36Frank Tanana | HCAL1-0.0024-------------18123.653333104-2392391089726601371.2520
    36Rick Burleson | HBOS1-0.00271456267515532554940718.248633----------------41

    NL MVP Voting [1978]

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    RankPlayer NameTeamPoints1st PlaceShareAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOPSWLERAGGSCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPCareer Pts
    1Dave Parker | HPIT320210.9527148581102194321230117579220.334979----------------1081
    2Steve Garvey | HLAN194-0.58291626398920236921113407010.316852----------------830
    3Larry Bowa | HPHI18930.563215665478192315343244027.294689----------------194
    4Reggie Smith | HLAN164-0.4933128447821322722993709012.295942----------------336
    5Jack Clark | HSFN107-0.3222156592901814682598507215.306895----------------388
    6George Foster | HCIN104-0.31291586049717026740120701384.281906----------------796
    7Greg Luzinski | HPHI48-0.142715554085143322351011001358.265914----------------520
    8Gaylord Perry | HSDN45-0.13393787582--3231-.0922272162.73373752-260.224196799661541.18187
    9Willie Stargell | HPIT39-0.123812239060115182289750933.295949----------------1101
    10Dave Winfield | HSDN37-0.1126158587881813052497558121.308866----------------831
    11Pete Rose | HCIN35-0.1037159655103198513752623013.302783----------------1171
    12Vida Blue | HSFN33-0.10283579861-121651-.07636618102.79353594-258233878012701711.17314
    13Kent Tekulve | HPIT23-0.0731912112----19-.095232872.3391---311351154435555771.2687
    14Rollie Fingers | HSDN16-0.05316712-2---2-3-.1673336132.5267---37107.1843330429721.05526
    15Burt Hooton | HLAN15-0.042832674101--2715-.14939419102.713232103-236196747117611041.0915
    16Dave Lopes | HLAN12-0.0433151587931632541758717045.278776----------------12
    17Phil Niekro | HATL8-0.0239451205274--10325-.22550619182.8844422241334.1295129107161022481.1966
    17Bill Buckner | HCHN8-0.02281174464714426157418177.323765----------------93
    19Jeff Burroughs | HATL7-0.0227153488721473062377117921.301961----------------264
    20Bruce Sutter | HCHN5-0.0125641311----28-.0772778103.1864---279982443510341061.17402
    21Garry Maddox | HPHI4-0.0128155598621723431168398933.288741----------------105
    22Enos Cabell | HHOU2-0.012816266092195318771228033.295720----------------2
    23Bob Boone | HPHI1-0.003013243548123184126246372.283772----------------13

    AL Cy Young Voting [1978]

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    RankPlayer NameTeamPoints1st PlaceShareAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOPSWLERAGGSCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPCareer Pts
    1Ron Guidry | HNYA140281.002737-1----------2531.743535169-273.2187615313722480.95266
    2Mike Caldwell | HMIL76-0.5429-------------2292.3637342361293.1258907714541311.0676
    3Jim Palmer | HBAL14-0.1032-------------21122.463838196-296246948119971381.16446
    4Dennis Eckersley | HBOS10-0.0723-------------2082.993535163-268.1258998930711621.23175
    5Rich Gossage | HNYA4-0.0326-------------10112.0163---27134.18741309591221.0949
    6Fergie Jenkins | HTEX2-0.0134-------------1883.043430164-249228928421411571.08214
    7Bob Stanley | HBOS1-0.0123-------------1522.60523--10141.21425041534381.245
    7Larry Gura | HKCA1-0.0130-------------1642.72352682-221.218373671360811.103
    7Mike Marshall | HMIN1-0.0135-------------10122.4554---2199803127337561.18166
    7Ed Figueroa | HNYA1-0.0129-------------2092.993535122-25323396842277921.2313
    7Paul Splittorff | HKCA1-0.0131-------------19133.403938132-262244113992260761.161
    7Dennis Leonard | HKCA1-0.0127-------------21173.334040204-294.228312510927781831.2346

    NL Cy Young Voting [1978]

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    RankPlayer NameTeamPoints1st PlaceShareAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOPSWLERAGGSCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPCareer Pts
    1Gaylord Perry | HSDN116220.97393787582--3231-.0922272162.73373752-260.224196799661541.18240
    2Burt Hooton | HLAN38-0.322832674101--2715-.14939419102.713232103-236196747117611041.0938
    3Vida Blue | HSFN1710.14283579861-121651-.07636618102.79353594-258233878012701711.17126
    4J.R. Richard | HHOU1310.112837101818--1101271.17839418113.113636163-275.119210495121413031.2156
    5Kent Tekulve | HPIT12-0.1031912112----19-.095232872.3391---311351154435555771.2626
    6Phil Niekro | HATL10-0.0839451205274--10325-.22550619182.8844422241334.1295129107161022481.1947
    7Ross Grimsley | HMON7-0.062836905131--4220-.14432620113.053636193-263237103891767841.167
    8Rollie Fingers | HSDN1-0.01316712-2---2-3-.1673336132.5267---37107.1843330429721.05153
    8Tommy John | HLAN1-0.01353366282--6313-.12131117103.3033307-1213230957811531241.33120
    8Don Robinson | HPIT1-0.012135852202--3-22-.2354941463.473532911228.1203988820571351.141

    AL Rookie of the Year Voting [1978]

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    RankPlayer NameTeamPoints1st PlaceShareAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOPSWLERAGGSCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPCareer Pts
    1Lou Whitaker | HDET21210.75211394847113812735861657.285718----------------21
    2Paul Molitor | HMIL330.112112552173142264645195430.273673----------------3
    3Carney Lansford | HCAL220.072112145363133232852316720.294746----------------2
    4Rich Gale | HKCA110.0424-------------1483.09313093-192.1171786610100881.411
    4Alan Trammell | HDET110.04201394484912014623445563.268675----------------1

    NL Rookie of the Year Voting [1978]

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    RankPlayer NameTeamPoints1st PlaceShareAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOPSWLERAGGSCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPCareer Pts
    1Bob Horner | HATL12120.502089323508617123632442-.266852----------------12
    2Ozzie Smith | HSDN880.332315959069152176146474340.258623----------------8
    3Don Robinson | HPIT330.122135852202--3-22-.2354941463.473532911228.1203988820571351.143


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