The votes are in from the American League managers and coaches, and the Brewers’ Robin Yount and Cecil Cooper were named the best offensive players at their respective positions.
Yount is being recognized seemingly every day for another award following his historic 1982 season. It is the second time he has been a Silver Slugger, winning it first in 1980.
Cecil Cooper is a three time Silver Slugger winner, taking the honors in each of the last three seasons. Often overshadowed by Yount this year, Cooper was spectacular. Second only to his amazing 1980 season, Cooper hit .313 with 32 homers and 121 RBI.
It’s not surprising that multiple Brewers would make the list. And not to get greedy, but you could make an argument for Paul Molitor, Gorman Thomas, Ben Oglivie and Ted Simmons as well. Though to be fair, all winners were deserving, and are probably more deserving than the Brewers just mentioned.
What do you think? Were any Brewers snubbed?
|Pos: Player, Tm||AVG||HR||RBI||H||2B||3B||SB|
|C: Lance Parrish, DET||.284||32||87||138||19||2||3|
|1B: Cecil Cooper, MIL||.313||32||121||205||38||3||2|
|2B: Damaso Garcia, TOR||.310||5||42||185||32||3||54|
|3B: Doug DeCinces, CAL||.301||30||97||173||42||5||7|
|SS: Robin Yount, MIL||.331||29||114||210||46||12||14|
|OF: Reggie Jackson, CAL||.275||39||101||146||17||1||4|
|OF: Willie Wilson, KCR||.332||3||46||194||19||15||37|
|OF: Dave Winfield, NYY||.280||37||106||151||24||8||5|
|DH: Hal McRae, KCR||.308||27||133||189||46||8||4|