Josh Hamilton wins third Silver Slugger Award

Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Hamilton picked up the award after belting a career-high 43 home runs last season.

The awards for Josh Hamilton continue to roll in as he picks up his third Silver Slugger Award. Hamilton also won the award in 2008 and 2010, the latter of which he also picked up the American League batting title and was the American League's most valuable player.

Hamilton won the award in what one could argue as being his best year at the plate slugging-wise. Hamilton finished the year with a .285/.354/.577 line in addition to 43 home runs and 128 runs batted in, both career highs. The award puts another feather in the 31-year-old outfielder's cap as he tests the free agency waters. Hamilton is reportedly looking for a rich contract, in the area of seven years and $175 million.

The Silver Slugger Award is voted on by players and coaches in each league for the best offensive player at each position in both the American and National League. Players and managers can't vote for anyone on their own team.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.