Cal Ripken Jr. Won The Silver Slugger Award ‘8’ Times!!!
As a player that never won a batting title or put together a string of 200+ hits seasons year after year, Cal Ripken remained at the top of his game for most of his 21 years in the majors.
And of all of the stats and awards that he amassed during that time, the most impressive accolade that Cal may have achieved would be his 8 Silver Slugger awards.
At the end of each season, a player at each defensive position from each league is honored with the award. It goes to the best hitter – and Cal was put into that position for 8 of his 21 season – good for a 38% clip!!
When you ask a fan of the game who the best hitters of the ’80s are you will get responses like Gwynn and Boggs and Mattingly and Molitor. Ripken deserves to be mentioned in that conversation too!!!