Allentown Morning Call - October 25, 1980

Carlton, Brett share award


NEW YORK (AP) – Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies and George Brett of the Kansas City Royals opponents in the World Series shared the 1980 Performers of the Year honors in the annual poll of major league managers conducted by Baseball Magazine. 


Left-hander Carlton, who was 24-9 for the world champion Phils, collected eight first-place votes from the 12 NL managers and out-distanced teammate Mike Schmidt with 54 total points to Schmidt's 31. 


Montreal's Gary Carter was a distant third with 14 points, with Los Angeles' Dusty Baker fourth with 12 and Keith Hernandez of St. Louis, the 1979 winner, was fifth with 11.


Third baseman Brett, who flirted with .400 most of the second half of the season and finished at .390, polled eight first-place ballots in the AL and had 58 points to 34 for runner-up Rich Gossage, relief ace of the New York Yankees.