November 9, 2007

Silver Sluggers Announced

Well, whether this is a bunch of hooey like the Gold Glove awards or not, the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winners for 2007 have been announced:

National League:

  • C – Russell Martin, Dodgers
  • 1B – Prince Fielder, Brewers
  • 2B – Chase Utley, Phillies
  • 3B – David Wright, Mets
  • SS – Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
  • OF – Carlos Beltran, Mets; Matt Holliday, Rockies; Carlos Lee, Astros
  • P – Micah Owings, Rockies

American League

  • C – Jorge Posada, Yankees
  • 1B – Carlos Pena, Devil Rays
  • 2B – Placido Polanco, Tigers
  • 3B – Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
  • SS – Derek Jeter, Yankees
  • OF – Vladimir Guerrero, Angels; Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners; Magglio Ordonez, Tigers
  • DH – David Ortiz, Boston

The selections are made by major league managers and coaches, who are not allowed to vote for players on their own teams. The specially designed award, a three-foot high trophy engraved with the name of the winner and those of the other winners in his league, will be presented some time during 2008 to each player by a representative of Hillerich & Bradsby Co., which manufactures the Louisville Slugger bats that are the official bat of major league baseball.

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