The National League managers and coaches have spoken, and the annual Silver Slugger Awards have been announced to recognize the most prolific hitters in the league at each position.
Anyone get left off here? What about Lonnie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals in the outfield? He hit .307 with 68 stolen bases. Or Jack Clark, who hit 27 homers and drove in 103 for the San Francisco Giants? Bill Buckner of the Chicago Cubs hit .306 and drove in 105, but it’s tough to argue with Al Oliver. It’s tough to argue with any of the winners, for that matter.
|Pos: Player, Tm||AVG||HR||RBI||H||2B||3B||SB|
|P: Don Robinson, PIT||.282||2||16||24||5||0||0|
|C: Gary Carter, MON||.293||29||97||163||32||1||2|
|1B: Al Oliver, MON||.331||22||109||204||43||2||5|
|2B: Joe Morgan, SFG||.289||14||61||134||19||4||24|
|3B: Mike Schmidt, PHI||.280||35||87||144||26||3||14|
|SS: Dave Concepcion, CIN||.287||5||53||164||25||4||13|
|OF: Dale Murphy, ATL||.281||36||109||168||23||2||23|
|OF: Leon Durham, CHC||.312||22||90||168||33||7||28|
|OF: Pedro Guerrero, LAD||.304||32||100||175||27||5||22|