Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Mike Trout wins 2018 Silver Slugger Award

Mike Trout wins 2018 Silver Slugger Award

As it turns out, he made some Major League Baseball history in the process. This is a first in the history of the Silver Slugger Award - which has honored the best hitter at each position in both leagues since 1980.

Martinez served primarily as Boston's DH in 2018. He hit.265 with 22 homers and 78 RBI as he earned his second-career spot on the American League All-Star team. But Martinez didn't miss a beat at the plate when he played the field, hitting.384 with 16 homers, 51 RBIs and a 1.130 OPS in 57 games (32 in left field, 25 in right field). Named the 2018 Hank Aaron Award victor for the AL as the league's top offensive performer, Martinez was the only player in the junior circuit to hit at least.300 with 100 RBI and 100 runs scored.

Abreu joins Carlton Fisk (1981,1985, 1988), Frank Thomas (1991, 1993-'94, 2000), Magglio Ordoñez (2000, 2002) and Alexei Ramírez (2010, 2014) as the White Sox players to win multiple Silver Slugger awards in franchise history. Mookie Betts also took home the hardware as an outfielder, winning for the second time of his career.

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In 2018, Betts led the majors in batting average (.346) and slugging percentage (.640), becoming the first Red Sox player to accomplish that feat since Williams in 1957.

While the cold was starting to set in across Houston, Jose Altuve won his fifth-consecutive Silver Slugger on Thursday night.

This is the second Silver Slugger Award for Betts, who also represented Boston in 2016 as an outfielder.

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