List of Silver Slugger Award winners at pitcher

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Mike Hampton has won five Silver Slugger Awards, best among all pitchers.

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]

Only National League pitchers receive a Silver Slugger Award;[4] lineups in the American League include the designated hitter, who replaces the pitcher in the batting order,[5] so the designated hitter receives the award instead.[6] Mike Hampton has won the most Silver Sluggers as a pitcher, earning five consecutive awards with four different teams from 1999 to 2003.[7] Tom Glavine is a four-time winner (1991, 1995–1996, 1998) with the Atlanta Braves.[8] Rick Rhoden (1984–1986), Don Robinson (1982, 1989–1990), and Carlos Zambrano (2006, 2008–2009) each own three Silver Sluggers.[9][10][11] Two-time winners include the inaugural winner, Bob Forsch (1980, 1987),[12] and 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.[13] The most recent winner is Zack Greinke.

Hampton has hit the most home runs in a pitcher's Silver Slugger-winning season, with seven in 2001.[7] He is tied with Robinson as the leader in runs batted in, with 16 (Hampton, 2001; Robinson, 1982).[7][10] In 1999, Hampton posted a .373 on-base percentage, which leads all Silver Slugger-winning pitchers.[7] Orel Hershiser leads winning pitchers in batting average, with the .356 mark he set in 1993.[14] Micah Owings is the slugging percentage leader among winners (.683 in 2007).[15]

Key[edit]

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 pitcher
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Winners[edit]

Daniel Hudson won the award in 2011.
Carlos Zambrano won Silver Slugger Awards in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Jason Marquis, batting
Year Player Team AVG OBP SLG HR RBI Ref
1980 Forsch, BobBob Forsch St. Louis Cardinals .295 .313 .474 3 10 [16]
1981 Valenzuela, FernandoFernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers .250 .262 .281 0 7 [17]
1982 Robinson, DonDon Robinson Pittsburgh Pirates .282 .311 .412 2 16 [18]
1983 Valenzuela, FernandoFernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers .187 .194 .253 1 9 [19]
1984 Rhoden, RickRick Rhoden Pittsburgh Pirates .333 .345 .405 0 4 [20]
1985 Rhoden, RickRick Rhoden Pittsburgh Pirates .189 .211 .230 0 6 [21]
1986 Rhoden, RickRick Rhoden Pittsburgh Pirates .278 .298 .411 1 10 [22]
1987 Forsch, BobBob Forsch St. Louis Cardinals .298 .333 .509 2 8 [23]
1988 Leary, TimTim Leary Los Angeles Dodgers .269 .286 .313 0 9 [24]
1989 Robinson, DonDon Robinson San Francisco Giants .185 .195 .309 3 7 [25]
1990 Robinson, DonDon Robinson San Francisco Giants .143 .143 .254 2 7 [26]
1991 Glavine, TomTom Glavine Atlanta Braves .230 .288 .243 0 6 [27]
1992 Gooden, DwightDwight Gooden New York Mets .264 .274 .375 1 9 [28]
1993 Hershiser, OrelOrel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers .356 .373 .411 0 6 [29]
1994 Portugal, MarkMark Portugal San Francisco Giants .354 .360 .500 0 8 [30]
1995 Glavine, TomTom Glavine Atlanta Braves .222 .258 .286 1 8 [31]
1996 Glavine, TomTom Glavine Atlanta Braves .289 .333 .342 0 3 [32]
1997 Smoltz, JohnJohn Smoltz Atlanta Braves .228 .307 .266 0 4 [33]
1998 Glavine, TomTom Glavine Atlanta Braves .239 .250 .282 0 7 [34]
1999 Hampton, MikeMike Hampton* Houston Astros .311 .373 .432 0 10 [35]
2000 Hampton, MikeMike Hampton* New York Mets .274 .313 .274 0 8 [36]
2001 Hampton, MikeMike Hampton* Colorado Rockies .291 .309 .582 7 16 [37]
2002 Hampton, MikeMike Hampton* Colorado Rockies .344 .354 .516 3 5 [38]
2003 Hampton, MikeMike Hampton* Atlanta Braves .183 .246 .350 2 8 [39]
2004 Hernandez, LivanLiván Hernández Montreal Expos .247 .256 .370 1 10 [39]
2005 Marquis, JasonJason Marquis St. Louis Cardinals .310 .326 .460 1 10 [40]
2006 Zambrano, CarlosCarlos Zambrano Chicago Cubs .151 .160 .397 6 11 [41]
2007 Owings, MicahMicah Owings Arizona Diamondbacks .333 .349 .683 4 15 [42]
2008 Zambrano, CarlosCarlos Zambrano Chicago Cubs .337 .337 .554 4 14 [43]
2009 Zambrano, CarlosCarlos Zambrano Chicago Cubs .217 .225 .464 4 11 [44]
2010 Gallardo, YovaniYovani Gallardo Milwaukee Brewers .254 .329 .508 4 10 [45]
2011 Hudson, DanielDaniel Hudson Arizona Diamondbacks .277 .309 .369 1 14 [46]
2012 Strasburg, StephenStephen Strasburg Washington Nationals .277 .333 .426 1 7 [47]
2013 Greinke, ZackZack Greinke Los Angeles Dodgers .328 .409 .379 0 4 [48]

References[edit]

Inline citations
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