Silver Slugger Award

The Silver Slugger Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League, as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball. 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]

The prize is presented to outfielders irrespective of their specific position.[4][5] This means that it is possible for three left fielders, or any other combination of outfielders, to win the award in the same year, rather than one left fielder, one center fielder, and one right fielder. In addition, only National League pitchers receive a Silver Slugger Award;[5] lineups in the American League include a designated hitter in place of the pitcher in the batting order,[6] so the designated hitter receives the award instead.[4]

Home run record-holder Barry Bonds[7] won twelve Silver Slugger Awards in his career as an outfielder, the most of any player.[5][8] He also won the award in five consecutive seasons twice in his career: from 1990 to 1994, and again from 2000 to 2004. Retired former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza and former New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez are tied for second, with ten wins each.[4][5] Rodriguez' awards are split between two positions; he won seven Silver Sluggers as a shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, and three with the Yankees as a third baseman.[9] Wade Boggs leads third basemen with eight Silver Slugger Awards;[4][10] Barry Larkin leads shortstops with nine.[5][11] Other leaders include Ryne Sandberg (seven wins as a second baseman)[5][12] and Mike Hampton (five wins as a pitcher).[5][13] Todd Helton[5][14] and Albert Pujols[5][15] are tied for the most wins among first baseman with four, although Pujols has won two awards at other positions. David Ortiz has won seven awards at designated hitter position, the most at that position.[16]

Rizzo with Silver Slugger
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo holds Ryan Zimmerman's Silver Slugger Award.

Key

Year Links to the corresponding Major League Baseball season
1B First baseman (list of winners)
2B Second baseman (list of winners)
3B Third baseman (list of winners)
SS Shortstop (list of winners)
OF Outfielder (list of winners)
C Catcher (list of winners)
P Pitcher (list of winners)
DH Designated hitter (list of winners)
* or ** Winner of the most Silver Slugger Awards at his position (** indicates tie)
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

American League winners

Year 1B 2B 3B SS OF OF OF C DH
1980 Cecil Cooper Willie Randolph George Brett Robin Yount Ben Oglivie Al Oliver Willie Wilson Lance Parrish Reggie Jackson
1981 Cecil Cooper Bobby Grich Carney Lansford Rick Burleson Rickey Henderson Dave Winfield Dwight Evans Carlton Fisk Al Oliver
1982 Cecil Cooper Dámaso García Doug DeCinces Robin Yount Reggie Jackson Dave Winfield Willie Wilson Lance Parrish Hal McRae
1983 Eddie Murray Lou Whitaker Wade Boggs* Cal Ripken Jr. Jim Rice Dave Winfield Lloyd Moseby Lance Parrish Don Baylor
1984 Eddie Murray Lou Whitaker Buddy Bell Cal Ripken Jr. Jim Rice Dave Winfield Tony Armas Lance Parrish Andre Thornton
1985 Don Mattingly Lou Whitaker George Brett Cal Ripken Jr. Rickey Henderson Dave Winfield George Bell Carlton Fisk Don Baylor
1986 Don Mattingly Frank White Wade Boggs* Cal Ripken Jr. Jesse Barfield Kirby Puckett George Bell Lance Parrish Don Baylor
1987 Don Mattingly Lou Whitaker Wade Boggs* Alan Trammell Dwight Evans Kirby Puckett George Bell Matt Nokes Paul Molitor
1988 George Brett Julio Franco Wade Boggs* Alan Trammell Mike Greenwell Kirby Puckett Jose Canseco Carlton Fisk Paul Molitor
1989 Fred McGriff Julio Franco Wade Boggs* Cal Ripken Jr. Rubén Sierra Kirby Puckett Robin Yount Mickey Tettleton Harold Baines
1990 Cecil Fielder Julio Franco Kelly Gruber Alan Trammell Rickey Henderson Ellis Burks Jose Canseco Lance Parrish Dave Parker
1991 Cecil Fielder Julio Franco Wade Boggs* Cal Ripken Jr. Joe Carter Ken Griffey Jr. Jose Canseco Mickey Tettleton Frank Thomas
1992 Mark McGwire Roberto Alomar Edgar Martínez Travis Fryman Joe Carter Kirby Puckett Juan González Mickey Tettleton Dave Winfield
1993 Frank Thomas Carlos Baerga Wade Boggs* Cal Ripken Jr. Albert Belle Ken Griffey Jr. Juan González Mike Stanley Paul Molitor
1994 Frank Thomas Carlos Baerga Wade Boggs* Cal Ripken Jr. Albert Belle Ken Griffey Jr. Kirby Puckett Iván Rodríguez Julio Franco
1995 Mo Vaughn Chuck Knoblauch Gary Gaetti John Valentin Albert Belle Tim Salmon Manny Ramirez Iván Rodríguez Edgar Martínez
1996 Mark McGwire Roberto Alomar Jim Thome Alex Rodriguez Albert Belle Ken Griffey Jr. Juan González Iván Rodríguez Paul Molitor
1997 Tino Martinez Chuck Knoblauch Matt Williams Nomar Garciaparra David Justice Ken Griffey Jr. Juan González Iván Rodríguez Edgar Martínez
1998 Rafael Palmeiro Damion Easley Dean Palmer Alex Rodriguez Albert Belle Ken Griffey Jr. Juan González Iván Rodríguez Jose Canseco
1999 Carlos Delgado Roberto Alomar Dean Palmer Alex Rodriguez Shawn Green Ken Griffey Jr. Manny Ramirez Iván Rodríguez Rafael Palmeiro
2000 Carlos Delgado Roberto Alomar Troy Glaus Alex Rodriguez Darin Erstad Magglio Ordóñez Manny Ramirez Jorge Posada Frank Thomas
2001 Jason Giambi Bret Boone Troy Glaus Alex Rodriguez Ichiro Suzuki Juan González Manny Ramirez Jorge Posada Edgar Martínez
2002 Jason Giambi Alfonso Soriano Eric Chavez Alex Rodriguez Garret Anderson Magglio Ordóñez Bernie Williams Jorge Posada Manny Ramirez
2003 Carlos Delgado Bret Boone Bill Mueller Alex Rodriguez Garret Anderson Vernon Wells Manny Ramirez Jorge Posada Edgar Martínez
2004 Mark Teixeira Alfonso Soriano Melvin Mora Miguel Tejada Gary Sheffield Vladimir Guerrero Manny Ramirez Víctor Martínez &
Iván Rodríguez
David Ortiz*
2005 Mark Teixeira Alfonso Soriano Alex Rodriguez Miguel Tejada Gary Sheffield Vladimir Guerrero Manny Ramirez Jason Varitek David Ortiz*
2006 Justin Morneau Robinson Canó Joe Crede Derek Jeter Jermaine Dye Vladimir Guerrero Manny Ramirez Joe Mauer David Ortiz*
2007 Carlos Peña Plácido Polanco Alex Rodriguez Derek Jeter Magglio Ordóñez Vladimir Guerrero Ichiro Suzuki Jorge Posada David Ortiz*
2008 Justin Morneau Dustin Pedroia Alex Rodriguez Derek Jeter Josh Hamilton Carlos Quentin Grady Sizemore Joe Mauer Aubrey Huff
2009 Mark Teixeira Aaron Hill Evan Longoria Derek Jeter Jason Bay Torii Hunter Ichiro Suzuki Joe Mauer Adam Lind
2010 Miguel Cabrera Robinson Canó Adrián Beltré Alexei Ramírez Josh Hamilton Carl Crawford José Bautista Joe Mauer Vladimir Guerrero
2011 Adrian Gonzalez Robinson Canó Adrián Beltré Asdrúbal Cabrera Jacoby Ellsbury Curtis Granderson José Bautista Alex Avila David Ortiz*
2012 Prince Fielder Robinson Canó Miguel Cabrera Derek Jeter Josh Hamilton Mike Trout Josh Willingham A. J. Pierzynski Billy Butler
2013 Chris Davis Robinson Canó Miguel Cabrera J. J. Hardy Torii Hunter Mike Trout Adam Jones Joe Mauer David Ortiz*
2014 José Abreu José Altuve Adrián Beltré Alexei Ramírez José Bautista Mike Trout Michael Brantley Yan Gomes Víctor Martínez
2015 Miguel Cabrera José Altuve Josh Donaldson Xander Bogaerts Nelson Cruz Mike Trout J. D. Martinez Brian McCann Kendrys Morales
2016 Miguel Cabrera José Altuve Josh Donaldson Xander Bogaerts Mookie Betts Mike Trout Mark Trumbo Salvador Pérez David Ortiz*
2017 Eric Hosmer José Altuve José Ramírez Francisco Lindor Aaron Judge Justin Upton George Springer Gary Sánchez Nelson Cruz
2018 José Abreu José Altuve José Ramírez Francisco Lindor Mookie Betts Mike Trout J. D. Martinez Salvador Pérez J. D. Martinez

National League winners

Year 1B 2B 3B SS OF OF OF C P
1980 Keith Hernandez Manny Trillo Mike Schmidt Garry Templeton Dusty Baker Andre Dawson George Hendrick Ted Simmons Bob Forsch
1981 Pete Rose Manny Trillo Mike Schmidt Dave Concepción Dusty Baker Andre Dawson George Foster Gary Carter Fernando Valenzuela
1982 Al Oliver Joe Morgan Mike Schmidt Dave Concepción Dale Murphy Pedro Guerrero Leon Durham Gary Carter Don Robinson
1983 George Hendrick Johnny Ray Mike Schmidt Dickie Thon Dale Murphy Andre Dawson José Cruz Terry Kennedy Fernando Valenzuela
1984 Keith Hernandez Ryne Sandberg* Mike Schmidt Garry Templeton Dale Murphy Tony Gwynn José Cruz Gary Carter Rick Rhoden
1985 Jack Clark Ryne Sandberg* Tim Wallach Hubie Brooks Dale Murphy Willie McGee Dave Parker Gary Carter Rick Rhoden
1986 Glenn Davis Steve Sax Mike Schmidt Hubie Brooks Tim Raines Tony Gwynn Dave Parker Gary Carter Rick Rhoden
1987 Jack Clark Juan Samuel Tim Wallach Ozzie Smith Andre Dawson Tony Gwynn Eric Davis Benito Santiago Bob Forsch
1988 Andrés Galarraga Ryne Sandberg* Bobby Bonilla Barry Larkin* Darryl Strawberry Kirk Gibson Andy Van Slyke Benito Santiago Tim Leary
1989 Will Clark Ryne Sandberg* Howard Johnson Barry Larkin* Kevin Mitchell Tony Gwynn Eric Davis Craig Biggio Don Robinson
1990 Eddie Murray Ryne Sandberg* Matt Williams Barry Larkin* Barry Bonds* Bobby Bonilla Darryl Strawberry Benito Santiago Don Robinson
1991 Will Clark Ryne Sandberg* Howard Johnson Barry Larkin* Barry Bonds* Bobby Bonilla Ron Gant Benito Santiago Tom Glavine
1992 Fred McGriff Ryne Sandberg* Gary Sheffield Barry Larkin* Barry Bonds* Larry Walker Andy Van Slyke Darren Daulton Dwight Gooden
1993 Fred McGriff Robby Thompson Matt Williams Jay Bell Barry Bonds* Lenny Dykstra David Justice Mike Piazza* Orel Hershiser
1994 Jeff Bagwell Craig Biggio Matt Williams Wil Cordero Barry Bonds* Tony Gwynn Moisés Alou Mike Piazza* Mark Portugal
1995 Eric Karros Craig Biggio Vinny Castilla Barry Larkin* Sammy Sosa Tony Gwynn Dante Bichette Mike Piazza* Tom Glavine
1996 Andrés Galarraga Eric Young Ken Caminiti Barry Larkin* Barry Bonds* Gary Sheffield Ellis Burks Mike Piazza* Tom Glavine
1997 Jeff Bagwell Craig Biggio Vinny Castilla Jeff Blauser Barry Bonds* Tony Gwynn Larry Walker Mike Piazza* John Smoltz
1998 Mark McGwire Craig Biggio Vinny Castilla Barry Larkin* Sammy Sosa Greg Vaughn Moisés Alou Mike Piazza* Tom Glavine
1999 Jeff Bagwell Edgardo Alfonzo Chipper Jones Barry Larkin* Sammy Sosa Vladimir Guerrero Larry Walker Mike Piazza* Mike Hampton*
2000 Todd Helton** Jeff Kent Chipper Jones Édgar Rentería Barry Bonds* Vladimir Guerrero Sammy Sosa Mike Piazza* Mike Hampton*
2001 Todd Helton** Jeff Kent Albert Pujols Rich Aurilia Barry Bonds* Luis Gonzalez Sammy Sosa Mike Piazza* Mike Hampton*
2002 Todd Helton** Jeff Kent Scott Rolen Édgar Rentería Barry Bonds* Vladimir Guerrero Sammy Sosa Mike Piazza* Mike Hampton*
2003 Todd Helton** José Vidro Mike Lowell Édgar Rentería Barry Bonds* Gary Sheffield Albert Pujols Javy López Mike Hampton*
2004 Albert Pujols** Mark Loretta Adrián Beltré Jack Wilson Barry Bonds* Jim Edmonds Bobby Abreu Johnny Estrada Liván Hernández
2005 Derrek Lee Jeff Kent Morgan Ensberg Felipe López Andruw Jones Miguel Cabrera Carlos Lee Michael Barrett Jason Marquis
2006 Ryan Howard Chase Utley Miguel Cabrera José Reyes Carlos Beltrán Matt Holliday Alfonso Soriano Brian McCann Carlos Zambrano
2007 Prince Fielder Chase Utley David Wright Jimmy Rollins Carlos Beltrán Matt Holliday Carlos Lee Russell Martin Micah Owings
2008 Albert Pujols** Chase Utley David Wright Hanley Ramírez Ryan Ludwick Matt Holliday Ryan Braun Brian McCann Carlos Zambrano
2009 Albert Pujols** Chase Utley Ryan Zimmerman Hanley Ramírez Matt Kemp Andre Ethier Ryan Braun Brian McCann Carlos Zambrano
2010 Albert Pujols** Dan Uggla Ryan Zimmerman Troy Tulowitzki Carlos González Matt Holliday Ryan Braun Brian McCann Yovani Gallardo
2011 Prince Fielder Brandon Phillips Aramis Ramírez Troy Tulowitzki Matt Kemp Justin Upton Ryan Braun Brian McCann Daniel Hudson
2012 Adam LaRoche Aaron Hill Chase Headley Ian Desmond Andrew McCutchen Jay Bruce Ryan Braun Buster Posey Stephen Strasburg
2013 Paul Goldschmidt** Matt Carpenter Pedro Álvarez Ian Desmond Andrew McCutchen Jay Bruce Michael Cuddyer Yadier Molina Zack Greinke
2014 Adrian Gonzalez Neil Walker Anthony Rendon Ian Desmond Andrew McCutchen Giancarlo Stanton Justin Upton Buster Posey Madison Bumgarner
2015 Paul Goldschmidt** Dee Gordon Nolan Arenado Brandon Crawford Andrew McCutchen Bryce Harper Carlos Gonzalez Buster Posey Madison Bumgarner
2016 Anthony Rizzo Daniel Murphy Nolan Arenado Corey Seager Charlie Blackmon Yoenis Céspedes Christian Yelich Wilson Ramos Jake Arrieta
2017 Paul Goldschmidt** Daniel Murphy Nolan Arenado Corey Seager Charlie Blackmon Giancarlo Stanton Marcell Ozuna Buster Posey Adam Wainwright
2018 Paul Goldschmidt** Javier Báez Nolan Arenado Trevor Story Nick Markakis David Peralta Christian Yelich J. T. Realmuto Germán Márquez

See also

References

  • "MLB Awards: History (Awards: Silver Slugger)". Major League Baseball. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
Inline citations
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  16. ^ "David Ortiz Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 9, 2009.

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List of Silver Slugger Award winners at catcher

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 (OBP), in addition to "coaches' and managers' general impressions of a player's overall offensive value". Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats. The award is a bat-shaped trophy, 3 feet (91 cm) tall, engraved with the names of each of the winners from the league and plated with sterling silver.Among catchers, Mike Piazza has won the most Silver Slugger Awards, with ten consecutive wins in the National League between 1993 and 2002; this is the most Silver Sluggers won consecutively by any player in Major League Baseball. In the American League, Iván Rodríguez has won the most Silver Sluggers, with six consecutive wins from 1994 to 1999, and a seventh when he tied with Víctor Martínez in 2004. Lance Parrish won the American League award six times (1980, 1982–1984, 1986, and 1990), and Joe Mauer and Jorge Posada have won it five times; Mauer won in 2006, 2008–2010 and 2013, while Posada won in 2000–2003 and 2007. Hall of Famer Gary Carter (1981–1983, 1984–1986) and Brian McCann (2006, 2008-2011) are five-time winners in the National League. Other multiple awardees include Buster Posey (four wins; 2012, 2014–2015, 2017), Benito Santiago (four wins; 1987–1988, 1990–1991), Mickey Tettleton (three wins; 1989, 1991–1992) and Carlton Fisk (three wins; 1981, 1985, 1988). J. T. Realmuto and Salvador Pérez are the most recent National and American League winners, respectively.

Piazza holds several Major League records for catchers in a Silver Slugger-winning season; most were set in 1997. That season, he had an on-base percentage of .431, and had 124 runs batted in (a total he matched in 1999) to lead the award-winning catchers in those statistical categories. Javy López holds the Major League records among winners for home runs (43) and slugging percentage (.687); these were set in 2003. Mauer holds the Major League record in batting average with a .365 clip he set in 2009. Mauer also leads the American League in on-base percentage (.444 in 2009) and slugging percentage (.587 in 2009). Parrish batted in 114 runs in 1983, and Fisk hit 37 home runs in 1985.

List of Silver Slugger Award winners at designated hitter

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". Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats. The award is a bat-shaped trophy, 3 feet (91 cm) tall, engraved with the names of each of the winners from the league and plated with sterling silver.Designated hitters (DH) only receive a Silver Slugger Award in the American League because the batting order in the National League includes the pitcher; therefore, pitchers receive the National League award instead. David Ortiz has won the most Silver Sluggers as a designated hitter, capturing four consecutively from 2004 to 2007, and winning again in 2011, 2013 and 2016. Two players are tied with four wins. Paul Molitor won the award four times with three different teams: the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987 and 1988; the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, when the team won the World Series; and the Minnesota Twins in 1996. Edgar Martínez won the award four times with the Seattle Mariners (1995, 1997, 2001, 2003). Don Baylor won the Silver Slugger three times in four years (1983, 1985–1986) as a designated hitter with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, and Frank Thomas won it twice with the Chicago White Sox (1991, 2000). Harold Baines won the award while playing for two separate teams in the same season; he was traded by the White Sox to the Texas Rangers in the middle of the 1989 season. J. D. Martinez is the most recent winner.

Martínez set the records for the highest batting average and on-base percentage in a designated hitter's winning season with his .356 and .479 marks, respectively, in 1995. Manny Ramírez' slugging percentage of .647 is best among all winners at the position. Ortiz hit 54 home runs during the 2006 season, when he won his third consecutive award, and his 2005 total of 148 runs batted in is tied with Rafael Palmeiro's 1999 mark for best among designated hitters.

List of Silver Slugger Award winners at pitcher

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". Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats. The award is a bat-shaped trophy, 3 feet (91 cm) tall, engraved with the names of each of the winners from the league and plated with sterling silver.Only National League pitchers receive a Silver Slugger Award; lineups in the American League include the designated hitter, who replaces the pitcher in the batting order, so the designated hitter receives the award instead. Mike Hampton has won the most Silver Sluggers as a pitcher, earning five consecutive awards with four different teams from 1999 to 2003. Tom Glavine is a four-time winner (1991, 1995–1996, 1998) with the Atlanta Braves. Rick Rhoden (1984–1986), Don Robinson (1982, 1989–1990), and Carlos Zambrano (2006, 2008–2009) each own three Silver Sluggers. Two-time winners include the inaugural winner, Bob Forsch (1980, 1987),, Fernando Valenzuela (1981, 1983), who won the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award, and the Silver Slugger in his first full major league season., and Madison Bumgarner (2014–2015). The most recent winner is Germán Márquez.

Hampton has hit the most home runs in a pitcher's Silver Slugger-winning season, with seven in 2001. He is tied with Robinson as the leader in runs batted in, with 16 (Hampton, 2001; Robinson, 1982). Zack Greinke leads all Silver Slugger-winning pitchers in on-base percentage with a .409 clip set in 2013. Orel Hershiser leads winning pitchers in batting average, with the .356 mark he set in 1993. Micah Owings is the slugging percentage leader among winners (.683 in 2007).

List of Silver Slugger Award winners at second base

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". Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats. The award is a bat-shaped trophy, 3 feet (91 cm) tall, engraved with the names of each of the winners from the league and plated with sterling silver.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. 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; 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. Chase Utley followed Kent's last win by capturing four consecutive awards (2006–2009).In the American League, José Altuve and Robinson Canó have won five Silver Slugger awards. Altuve won five consecutive awards (2014–2018), all with the Astros, while Cano won all five of his Silver Slugger awards as a member of the New York Yankees, including four consecutive wins (2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). Altuve and Cano's five Silver Slugger awards 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). Julio Franco won four consecutive awards (1988–1991) with two different teams, and Lou Whitaker won four awards in five years (1983–1985, 1987) with the Detroit Tigers.Altuve holds the record for the highest batting average in a second baseman's Silver Slugger-winning season with the .346 mark he set in 2017. In the National League, Daniel Murphy's .347 batting average in 2016 ranks first. 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. Chuck Knoblauch is second behind Randolph in the American League with a .424 on-base percentage, a mark that was tied by Jeff Kent in 2000 to set the National League record. 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). 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. Sandberg hit 40 home runs in 1990, the most ever by a second baseman in a winning season, while Alfonso Soriano set the American League mark with 39 in 2002.

List of Silver Slugger Award winners at third base

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". Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats. The award is a bat-shaped trophy, 3 feet (91 cm) tall, engraved with the names of each of the winners from the league and plated with sterling silver.Among third basemen, Wade Boggs has won the most Silver Slugger Awards, winning eight times with the rival Boston Red Sox (six) and New York Yankees (two). In the National League, Mike Schmidt leads with six wins; Schmidt won the first five National League Silver Slugger Awards at third base from 1980, when he led the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series, to 1984 before his streak was broken by Tim Wallach. Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies collected four National League Silver Sluggers at third base from 2015 to 2018. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has won three American League Silver Sluggers at the position, and has ten wins in his career as he accumulated seven wins at shortstop with the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. Two National League third basemen have also won three Silver Sluggers. Matt Williams won the award in 1990, 1993, and 1994, when he was on pace to tie Roger Maris' home run record of 61 before the players' strike; Vinny Castilla won three awards in four years for the Colorado Rockies (1995, 1997–1998). José Ramírez and Nolan Arenado are the most recent winners.

George Brett hit .390 for the Kansas City Royals in the award's inaugural season, the highest average by a third baseman in the Silver Slugger era. Miguel Cabrera holds the National League batting average record for a third baseman (.339 in 2006). However, overall leader Boggs accumulated five winning seasons with a higher batting average than Cabrera's record. Boggs holds the record for the highest on-base percentage in a third baseman's winning season, with .476 in 1988; Chipper Jones' National League record is .441, achieved in 1999. Brett also holds the record for highest slugging percentage (.664 in 1980), followed by National League record-holder Schmidt (.644 in 1981). Schmidt's 48 home runs are tied with Adrián Beltré for most in the National League during an award-winning season. Despite this, Rodriguez holds the Major League record, with 54 home runs in 2007. Rodriguez batted in 156 runs during the 2007 season; the National League record is held by Castilla (144 runs batted in during 1998).

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Robert Michael Stanley (born June 25, 1963) is an American former college and professional baseball player who was a catcher in Major League Baseball for fifteen years. Stanley played college baseball for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Texas Rangers (1986–1991), New York Yankees (1992–1995, 1997), Boston Red Sox (1996–1997, 1998–2000), Toronto Blue Jays (1998) and Oakland Athletics (2000). Stanley was a 1995 American League All-Star, won the 1993 Silver Slugger Award at catcher, and was a member of the Yankees' 1995 Wild-card team and the Athletics' 2000 AL Western Division Championship team.

Rick Rhoden

Richard Alan Rhoden (born May 16, 1953) is a professional golfer and was a Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. During his 16-year baseball career, he played for National League teams the Los Angeles Dodgers (1974–1978), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1979–1986), and the Houston Astros (1989), and he ended his career with the New York Yankees (1987–1988) of the American League.

Tim Salmon

Timothy James Salmon (born August 24, 1968), nicknamed King Fish, is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter who played his entire career with the team known, at various points during his tenure, as the California Angels, Anaheim Angels and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He appeared with the Angels franchise under all three of its recent names.

Tim Wallach

Timothy Charles Wallach (born September 14, 1957), nicknamed "Eli", is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1980 to 1996 for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, and California Angels. He is the bench coach for the Miami Marlins.

Wallach played college baseball for the Cal State Fullerton Titans, and won the Golden Spikes Award in 1979. He made his MLB debut with the Expos in 1980 and played for them through 1992, before playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and California Angels, retiring in 1996. During his career, Wallach was a five-time All-Star, a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

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