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Granderson and Cano win Silver Slugger

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 02, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Curtis Granderson was just announced as a Silver Slugger winner.

And now Robinson Cano has been announced as the American League’s Silver Slugger at second base.

Both were easy calls.

UPDATE, 7:23 p.m.: The Yankees passed along some of the details about Granderson and Cano’s Silver Slugger wins. It’s the sixth time in the past seven seasons that multiple Yankees have been named Silver Sluggers in the same year.

• First career Silver Slugger Award.
• Batted .262 with 136 runs, 26 doubles, 10 triples, 41 home runs, 119 RBI, 85 walks and 25 stolen bases in 156 games, including 150 starts in centerfield. He set career highs in runs scored, homers and RBI.
• Led the Majors with 16 home runs off left-handed pitching, while becoming the first player in Major League history to record at least 40 home runs, 10 triples and 25 stolen bases in a single season.
• One of five Yankees outfielders to win a Silver Slugger, joining Dave Winfield (1981-85), Rickey Henderson (1985), Bernie Williams (2002) and Gary Sheffield (2004-05).

• Third career Silver Slugger Award. Previously won in 2006 and 2010.
• Batted .302 with 104 runs scored, 46 doubles, seven triples, 28 home runs, a career-high 118 RBI, and 38 walks in 159 games, including 150 starts at second base. His 81 extra-base hits ranked second in the Majors and his RBI total ranked fourth.
• Did not go more than two consecutive games without recording a hit.
• Since the award was first presented in 1980, Cano has won more career Silver Sluggers than all other Yankees second basemen combined. The only other Yankees second basemen to win the award are Willie Randolph in 1980 and Alfonso Soriano in 2002.
• Cano is the first Yankee to win Silver Sluggers in consecutive seasons since shortstop Derek Jeter won three straight awards from 2007-2009.

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