Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Kemp Wins a 2011 Silver Slugger Award

Matt Kemp is going to need more shelf space. In addition to all of the awards he has already received he walks away with his second Silver Slugger Award this evening. From the Dodgers press release:

After winning a Rawlings Gold Glove Award yesterday, Kemp became the first-ever Dodger to take home both a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger in multiple seasons after also doing so in 2009. The only other Dodgers to have won both awards in the same season were Dusty Baker (1981) and Russell Martin (2007). Kemp joined the Reds’ Brandon Phillips and the Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki as the only National League players to claim both a Rawlings Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger Award in 2011.

Kemp was also honored last week as the Dodgers’ first-ever winner of the Hank Aaron Award, which recognizes the most outstanding offensive performers in each league. Additionally, he was selected as Baseball America’s Major League Player of the Year, chosen as a Sporting News All-Star and is a finalist for the Players Choice Award for the Player of the Year, which will be announced tomorrow.

And check out that photo above. It's from Louisville Sluggers Facebook and it features all 18 Louisville Slugger 2011 Silver Slugger Awards on the set of MLB Network.

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