There are a ton of myths about the Silver Slugger award and how the award winners are named.
Popularity, yes. Politics, sure. The award is given to the best hitters at each defensive position. And with no official voting results announced, baseball does a good job awarding the sport’s biggest stars with this offensive award.
Dave Winfield has won 6 Silver Slugger awards during his playing days. And while ‘Big Dave’ never won a batting title or eclipsed the 200-hit club over the course of his career, he was the model of consistency and that landed him with 3,110 career hits.
Congratulations ‘Big Dave’!!!!