Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Brewer's Ryan Braun wins Silver Slugger for Second Straight Year

For the second year in a row, the Milwaukee Brewer’s outfielder Ryan Braun won a Silver Slugger award making him the first Brewer since Paul Molitor to win consecutively. Braun, Molitor, and Cecil Cooper are the only player’s in Brewer’s history to win this award. Each year, the Silver Slugger Award is given each year to the best offensive player in each position as picked by the league’s managers and coaches. The award will be given in a ceremony in 2010 by a rep from Louisville Slugger. The actual Silver Slugger trophy is 3 feet tall and features the names of the winner and the other winners in his respective league

Braun had an impressive 2008 season with 203 hits, a .320 batting average, 32 home runs and 114 RBIS. These stats made Braun only the 8thplayer in league history with at least 100 runs, 100 RBIs, 200 hits, 30 homers, 20 stolen bases and a .300 average all in the same season.

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