Pitcher of the Month

Pitcher of the Month Trophy final
The Pitcher of the Month Award is presented to the pitcher in the NL and AL judged to be the most valuable in their respective league for each month of the SP78 season, as chosen by representatives of the SP78 Department of Statistics in Evanston, Illinois. Both starters and relievers are eligible for the award, but a reliever must have at least one start to be considered.

April – National League

Bob Knepper, San Francisco Giants
4-1, 0.49 ERA, 2 shutouts, 2 ER over 37 IP

April – American League

Dave Goltz, Minnesota Twins
5-1, 1.68 ERA, 1 shutout, 5 complete games

May – National League

 Pat Zachry, New York Mets
5-0, 2.85 ERA, 4 complete games, 42 strikeouts

May – American League

Ron Guidry, New York Yankees
6-0, 1.00 ERA, 2 shutouts, 6 complete games, 32 strikeouts


June – National League
Bert Blyleven, Pittsburgh Pirates
4-0, 1.95 ERA, 1 shutout

June – American League
Ron Guidry, New York Yankees
4-1, 0.59 ERA, 6 complete games, 3 shutouts, 3 ER over 46 IP

July – National League
Dick Ruthven, Philadelphia Phillies
4-0, 0.23 ERA, 2 shutouts, pitched the first SP78 no-hitter

July – American League
Mike Caldwell, Milwaukee Brewers
4-0, 0.68 ERA, 4 CG, 3 shutouts, pitched the second SP78 no-hitter

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