Dwight Gooden’s 1992 Silver Slugger Award
It’s not often that a pitchers gets to strut his stuff at the plate. And it is even less often that a pitcher gets to brag about how his batting skills match up with the other pitchers in the league.
But in 1992, Gooden was able to do just that as he captured the league’s Silver Slugger award – an award that is given to the best hitter at each defensive position.
In 1992, Gooden hit .264 as he went 19-for-72. On the year, he collected 3 doubles, a triple, and a home run. He also scored 8 runs to help his cause at the mound too!!!