6th Willie Hernandez wins the AL MVP Award, joining Rollie Fingers as the only relief pitchers to be named MVP and Cy Young Award winner in the same season. Kent Hrbek is 2nd with Dan Quisenberry third. Boston’s Tony Armas is the 7th, despite winning the home run and RBI titles; the last player to lead in those categories and not win was Ted Williams.
13th Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award, becoming the first Cub to do so since Ernie Banks in 1959. Sandberg hit .314 with 19 home runs and 32 stolen bases and led the NL in runs (114) and triples (19). He’s a triple and homer short of being the first with 200 hits, 20 HRs, 20 triples, 20 doubles, and 20 steals.
20th Four days after his 20th birthday, Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest player ever to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Gooden was 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA and a ML-leading 276 strikeouts.
22nd Seattle’s Alvin Davis easily wins the AL Rookie of the Year Award over Mark Langston and Kirby Puckett.
27th The 1984 AL Gold Glove team is announced, and it is made up of the same 9 players as the 1983 team: catcher Lance Parrish, 1B Eddie Murray, 2B Lou Whitaker, 3B Buddy Bell, SS Alan Trammell, outfielders Dwight Evans, Dave Winfield, and Dwayne Murphy, and pitcher Ron Guidry.