List of Silver Slugger Award winners at second base

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Ryne Sandberg, as the manager for the Peoria Chiefs, walks across the baseball field near home plate
Ryne Sandberg leads all second basemen with seven Silver Slugger Award wins.

The Silver Slugger Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball (MLB). These voters consider several offensive categories in selecting the winners, including batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage, in addition to "coaches' and managers' general impressions of a player's overall offensive value".[1] Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team.[1] The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats.[2] The award is a bat-shaped trophy, 3 feet (91 cm) tall, engraved with the names of each of the winners from the league[1] and plated with sterling silver.[3]

Among second basemen, Ryne Sandberg, who played 15 seasons with the Chicago Cubs in his 16-year career, owns the most Silver Sluggers with seven wins, including five consecutive from 1988 to 1992.[4] Three other National League players have won the award four times. Jeff Kent (2000–2002, 2005) won three consecutive awards with the San Francisco Giants, before adding a fourth with the Los Angeles Dodgers;[5] Craig Biggio, who played his entire career with the Houston Astros, won the award four times as a second baseman (1994–1995, 1997–1998) after winning another as a catcher.[6] Chase Utley followed Kent's last win by capturing four consecutive awards (2006–2009).[7]

In the American League, Robinson Canó has won five Silver Slugger awards, all with the New York Yankees, including four consecutive wins. His five wins (2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) are second-most all-time for a second baseman and first among American League winners, ahead of four second basemen who are all four-time winners in the American League. Roberto Alomar won the award at the same position with three different teams (Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians).[8] Julio Franco won four consecutive awards (1988–1991) with two different teams,[9] Lou Whitaker won four awards in five years (1983–1985, 1987) with the Detroit Tigers,[10] and the most recent 4-time winner is José Altuve of the Houston Astros.

Canó holds the record for the highest batting average in a second baseman's Silver Slugger-winning season with the .342 mark he set in 2006.[11] In the National League, Mark Loretta's .335 batting average in 2004 ranks first.[12] Willie Randolph, who won the inaugural award in the 1980 season, set a record for on-base percentage (.427) that has not yet been broken.[13] Chuck Knoblauch is second behind Randolph in the American League with a .424 on-base percentage,[14] a mark that was tied by Jeff Kent in 2000 to set the National League record.[5] That year, Kent also set the record among second basemen for highest slugging percentage (.596) and the National League record for runs batted in (125).[5] Bret Boone is the overall leader in runs batted in (141) and holds the American League record for slugging percentage (.578); both of these records were established in 2001.[15] Sandberg hit 40 home runs in 1990, the most ever by a second baseman in a winning season,[4] while Alfonso Soriano set the American League mark with 39 in 2002.[16]

Key

Year Links to the corresponding Major League Baseball season
AVG Batting average
OBP On-base percentage
SLG Slugging percentage
HR Home runs
RBI Runs batted in
Ref References
* Winner of the most Silver Sluggers in Major League Baseball as a second baseman
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

American League winners

Robinson Canó ranks second all-time among second basemen with five AL Silver Slugger Awards.
A man in a grey baseball jersey and black hat with a script "J".
Aaron Hill won the 2009 American League Silver Slugger for second basemen, and in 2012 he won the award again, this time in the National League.
Year Player Team AVG OBP SLG HR RBI Ref
1980 Willie Randolph New York Yankees .294 .427 .407 7 46 [17]
1981 Bobby Grich California Angels .271 .377 .408 22 61 [18]
1982 Dámaso García Toronto Blue Jays .310 .338 .399 5 42 [19]
1983 Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers .320 .380 .457 12 72 [20]
1984 Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers .289 .357 .407 12 72 [21]
1985 Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers .279 .362 .456 21 73 [22]
1986 Frank White Kansas City Royals .272 .322 .465 22 84 [23]
1987 Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers .265 .341 .427 16 59 [24]
1988 Julio Franco Cleveland Indians .303 .361 .409 10 54 [25]
1989 Julio Franco Texas Rangers .316 .386 .462 13 92 [26]
1990 Julio Franco Texas Rangers .296 .383 .402 11 69 [27]
1991 Julio Franco Texas Rangers .341 .408 .474 15 78 [28]
1992 Roberto Alomar Toronto Blue Jays .310 .405 .427 8 76 [29]
1993 Carlos Baerga Cleveland Indians .321 .355 .486 21 114 [30]
1994 Carlos Baerga Cleveland Indians .314 .333 .525 19 80 [31]
1995 Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins .333 .424 .487 11 63 [32]
1996 Roberto Alomar Baltimore Orioles .328 .411 .527 22 94 [33]
1997 Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins .291 .390 .411 9 58 [34]
1998 Damion Easley Detroit Tigers .271 .332 .478 27 100 [35]
1999 Roberto Alomar Cleveland Indians .323 .422 .533 24 120 [36]
2000 Roberto Alomar Cleveland Indians .310 .378 .475 19 89 [37]
2001 Bret Boone Seattle Mariners .331 .372 .578 37 141 [38]
2002 Alfonso Soriano New York Yankees .300 .332 .547 39 102 [39]
2003 Bret Boone Seattle Mariners .294 .366 .535 35 117 [40]
2004 Alfonso Soriano Texas Rangers .280 .324 .484 28 91 [41]
2005 Alfonso Soriano Texas Rangers .268 .309 .512 36 104 [42]
2006 Robinson Canó New York Yankees .342 .365 .525 15 78 [43]
2007 Plácido Polanco Detroit Tigers .341 .388 .458 9 67 [44]
2008 Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox .326 .376 .493 17 83 [45]
2009 Aaron Hill Toronto Blue Jays .286 .330 .499 36 108 [46]
2010 Robinson Canó New York Yankees .319 .381 .534 29 109 [47]
2011 Robinson Canó New York Yankees .302 .349 .533 28 118 [48]
2012 Robinson Canó New York Yankees .313 .379 .550 33 94 [49]
2013 Robinson Canó New York Yankees .314 .383 .516 27 107 [50]
2014 José Altuve Houston Astros .341 .377 .453 7 59 [51]
2015 José Altuve Houston Astros .313 .353 .459 15 66 [52]
2016 José Altuve Houston Astros .338 .396 .531 24 96 [53]
2017 José Altuve Houston Astros .346 .410 .547 24 81 [54]

National League winners

Dan Uggla won the 2010 NL Silver Slugger Award for second basemen.
Chase Utley hits a Spring Training home run
Chase Utley won four consecutive NL Silver Slugger Awards at second base (2006–2009).
Year Player Team AVG OBP SLG HR RBI Ref
1980 Manny Trillo Philadelphia Phillies .292 .334 .412 7 43 [55]
1981 Manny Trillo Philadelphia Phillies .287 .338 .395 6 36 [56]
1982 Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds .292 .417 .435 16 73 [57]
1983 Johnny Ray Pittsburgh Pirates .283 .323 .399 5 53 [58]
1984 Ryne Sandberg* Chicago Cubs .314 .367 .520 19 84 [59]
1985 Ryne Sandberg* Chicago Cubs .305 .364 .504 26 83 [60]
1986 Steve Sax Los Angeles Dodgers .332 .390 .441 6 56 [61]
1987 Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies .272 .335 .502 28 100 [62]
1988 Ryne Sandberg* Chicago Cubs .264 .322 .419 19 69 [63]
1989 Ryne Sandberg* Chicago Cubs .290 .356 .497 30 76 [64]
1990 Ryne Sandberg* Chicago Cubs .306 .354 .559 40 100 [65]
1991 Ryne Sandberg* Chicago Cubs .291 .379 .485 26 100 [66]
1992 Ryne Sandberg* Chicago Cubs .304 .371 .510 26 87 [67]
1993 Robby Thompson San Francisco Giants .312 .375 .496 19 65 [68]
1994 Craig Biggio Houston Astros .318 .411 .483 6 56 [69]
1995 Craig Biggio Houston Astros .302 .406 .483 22 77 [70]
1996 Eric Young Colorado Rockies .324 .393 .421 8 74 [71]
1997 Craig Biggio Houston Astros .309 .415 .501 22 81 [72]
1998 Craig Biggio Houston Astros .325 .403 .503 20 88 [73]
1999 Edgardo Alfonzo New York Mets .304 .385 .502 27 108 [74]
2000 Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants .334 .424 .596 33 125 [75]
2001 Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants .298 .369 .507 22 106 [76]
2002 Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants .313 .368 .565 37 108 [77]
2003 José Vidro Montreal Expos .310 .397 .470 15 65 [78]
2004 Mark Loretta San Diego Padres .335 .391 .495 16 76 [79]
2005 Jeff Kent Los Angeles Dodgers .289 .377 .512 29 105 [80]
2006 Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies .309 .379 .527 32 102 [81]
2007 Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies .332 .410 .566 22 103 [82]
2008 Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies .292 .380 .535 33 104 [83]
2009 Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies .282 .397 .508 31 93 [84]
2010 Dan Uggla Florida Marlins .287 .369 .508 33 105 [85]
2011 Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds .300 .353 .457 18 82 [86]
2012 Aaron Hill Arizona Diamondbacks .302 .360 .522 26 85 [87]
2013 Matt Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals .318 .392 .481 11 78 [88]
2014 Neil Walker Pittsburgh Pirates .271 .342 .467 23 76 [89]
2015 Dee Gordon Miami Marlins .333 .359 .418 4 46 [90]
2016 Daniel Murphy Washington Nationals .347 .390 .595 25 104 [91]
2017 Daniel Murphy Washington Nationals .322 .384 .543 23 93 [92]

See also

References

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External links

  • Louisville Slugger – The Silver Slugger Award

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