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Silver Slugger Award

Annual Selections


Player's career number of awards won indicated in parentheses.

    1998 American League            1998 National League
    C    Ivan Rodriguez, Tex (5)    C    Mike Piazza, LA-Fla-NY (6)
    1B   Rafael Palmiero, Bal (1)   1B   Mark McGwire, StL (3)
    2B   Damion Easley, Det (1)     2B   Craig Biggio, Hou (5)
    3B   Dean Palmer, KC (1)        3B   Vinny Castilla, Col (3)
    SS   Alex Rodriguez, Sea (2)    SS   Barry Larkin, Cin (7)
    OF   Albert Belle, Chi (5)      OF   Moises Alou, Hou (2)
    OF   Juan Gonzalez, Tex (5)     OF   Sammy Sosa, Chi (2)
    OF   Ken Griffey Jr., Sea (6)   OF   Greg Vaughn, SD (1)
    DH   Jose Canseco, Tor (4)      P    Tom Glavine, Atl (4)


    1997 American League            1997 National League
    C    Ivan Rodriguez, Tex (4)    C    Mike Piazza, LA (5)
    1B   Tino Martinez, NY (1)      1B   Jeff Bagwell, Hou (2)
    2B   Chuck Knoblauch, Min (2)   2B   Craig Biggio, Hou (4)
    3B   Matt Williams, Cle (4)     3B   Vinny Castilla, Col (2)
    SS   Nomar Garciaparra, Bos (1) SS   Jeff Blauser, Atl (1)
    OF   Juan Gonzalez, Tex (4)     OF   Barry Bonds, SF (7)
    OF   Ken Griffey Jr., Sea (5)   OF   Tony Gwynn, SD (7)
    OF   David Justice, Cle (2)     OF   Larry Walker, Col (2)
    DH   Edgar Martinez, Sea (3)    P    John Smoltz, Atl (1)


    1996 American League            1996 National League
    C    Ivan Rodriguez, Tex (3)    C    Mike Piazza, LA (4)
    1B   Mark McGwire, Oak (2)      1B   Andres Galaragga, Col (1)
    2B   Roberto Alomar, Bal (2)    2B   Eric Young, Col (1)
    3B   Jim Thome, Cle (1)         3B   Ken Caminiti, SD (1)
    SS   Alex Rodriguez, Sea (1)    SS   Barry Larkin, Cin (6)
    OF   Albert Belle, Cle (4)      OF   Barry Bonds, SF (6)
    OF   Juan Gonzalez, Tex (3)     OF   Ellis Burks, Col (2)
    OF   Ken Griffey Jr., Sea (4)   OF   Gary Sheffield, Fla (2)
    DH   Paul Molitor, Min (4)      P    Tom Glavine, Atl (3)


    1995 American League            1995 National League
    C    Ivan Rodriguez, Tex (2)    C    Mike Piazza, LA (3)
    1B   Mo Vaughn, Bos (1)         1B   Eric Karros, LA (1)
    2B   Chuck Knoblauch, Min (1)   2B   Craig Biggio, Hou (3)
    3B   Gary Gaetti, KC (1)        3B   Vinny Castilla, Col (1)
    SS   John Valentin, Bos (1)     SS   Barry Larkin, Cin (5)
    OF   Albert Belle, Cle (3)      OF   Dante Bichette, Col (1)
    OF   Manny Ramriez, Cle (1)     OF   Tony Gwynn, SD (6)
    OF   Tim Salmon, Cal (1)        OF   Sammy Sosa, Chi (1)
    DH   Edgar Martinez, Sea (2)    P    Tom Glavine, Atl (2)


    1994 American League            1994 National League
    C    Ivan Rodriguez, Tex (1)    C    Mike Piazza, LA (2)
    1B   Frank Thomas, Chi (2)      1B   Jeff Bagwell, Hou (1)
    2B   Carlos Baerga, Cle (2)     2B   Craig Biggio, Hou (2)
    3B   Wade Boggs, NY (8)         3B   Matt Williams, SF (3)
    SS   Cal Ripken Jr., Bal (8)    SS   Will Cordero, Mon (1)
    OF   Albert Belle, Cle (2)      OF   Moises Alou, Mon (1)
    OF   Ken Griffey Jr., Sea (3)   OF   Barry Bonds, Pit (5)
    OF   Kirby Puckett, Min (6)     OF   Tony Gwynn, SD (5)
    DH   Julio Franco, Chi (5)      P    Mark Portugal, SF (1)


    1993 American League            1993 National League
    C    Mike Stanley, NY (1)       C    Mike Piazza, LA (1)
    1B   Frank Thomas, Chi (1)      1B   Fred McGriff, SD (3)
    2B   Carlos Baerga, Cle (1)     2B   Robby Thompson, SF (1)
    3B   Wade Boggs, NY (7)         3B   Matt Williams, SF (2)
    SS   Cal Ripken Jr., Bal (7)    SS   Jay Bell, Pit (1)
    OF   Albert Belle, Cle (1)      OF   Barry Bonds, Pit (4)
    OF   Juan Gonzalez, Tex (2)     OF   Lenny Dykstra, Phi (1)
    OF   Ken Griffey Jr., Sea (2)   OF   David Justice, Atl (1)
    DH   Paul Molitor, Tor (3)      P    Orel Hershiser, LA (1)


    1992 American League            1992 National League
    C    Mickey Tettelton, Det (3)  C    Darren Daulton, Phi (1)
    1B   Mark McGwire, Oak (1)      1B   Fred McGriff, SD (2)
    2B   Roberto Alomar, Tor (1)    2B   Ryne Sandberg, Chi (7)
    3B   Edgar Martinez, Sea (1)    3B   Gary Sheffield, SD (1)
    SS   Travis Fryman, Det (1)     SS   Barry Larkin, Cin (4)
    OF   Joe Carter, Tor (2)        OF   Barry Bonds, Pit (3)
    OF   Juan Gonzalez, Tex (1)     OF   Andy VanSlyke, Pit (2)
    OF   Kirby Puckett, Min (5)     OF   Larry Walker, Mon (1)
    DH   Dave Winfield, Tor (6)     P    Dwight Gooden, NY (1)


    1991 American League            1991 National League
    C    Mickey Tettelton, Det (2)  C    Benito Santiago, SD (4)
    1B   Cecil Fielder, Det (2)     1B   Will Clark, SF (2)
    2B   Julio Franco, Tex (4)      2B   Ryne Sandberg, Chi (6)
    3B   Wade Boggs, Bos (6)        3B   Howard Johnson, NY (2)
    SS   Cal Ripken Jr., Bal (6)    SS   Barry Larkin, Cin (3)
    OF   Jose Canseco, Oak (3)      OF   Barry Bonds, Pit (2)
    OF   Joe Carter, Tor (1)        OF   Bobby Bonilla, Pit (3)
    OF   Ken Griffey Jr., Sea (1)   OF   Ron Gant, Cin (1)
    DH   Frank Thomas, Chi (1)      P    Tom Glavine, Atl (1)


    1990 American League            1990 National League
    C    Lance Parrish, Cal (6)     C    Benito Santiago, SD (3)
    1B   Cecil Fielder, Det (1)     1B   Eddie Murray, LA (3)
    2B   Julio Franco, Tex (3)      2B   Ryne Sandberg, Chi (5)
    3B   Kelly Gruber, Tor (1)      3B   Matt Williams, SF (1)
    SS   Allan Trammell, Det (3)    SS   Barry Larkin, Cin (2)
    OF   Ellis Burks, Bos (1)       OF   Barry Bonds, Pit (1)
    OF   Jose Canseco, Oak (2)      OF   Bobby Bonilla, Pit (2)
    OF   Rickey Henderson, Oak (3)  OF   Darryl Strawberry, NY (2)
    DH   Dave Parker, Mil (3)       P    Don Robinson, SF (3)


    1989 American League            1989 National League
    C    Mickey Tettelton, Bal (1)  C    Craig Biggio, Hou (1)
    1B   Fred McGriff, Tor (1)      1B   Will Clark, SF (1)
    2B   Julio Franco, Tex (2)      2B   Ryne Sandberg, Chi (4)
    3B   Wade Boggs, Bos (5)        3B   Howard Johnson, NY (1)
    SS   Cal Ripken Jr., Bal (5)    SS   Hubie Brooks, Mon (3)
    OF   Kirby Puckett, Min (4)     OF   Eric Davis, Cin (2)
    OF   Ruben Sierra, Tex (1)      OF   Tony Gwynn, SD (4)
    OF   Robin Yount, Mil (3)       OF   Kevin Mitchell, SF (1)
    DH   Harold Baines, Chi-Tex (1) P    Don Robinson, SF (2)


    1988 American League            1988 National League
    C    Carlton Fisk, Chi (3)      C    Benito Santiago, SD (2)
    1B   George Brett, KC (3)       1B   Andres Galarraga, Mon (2)
    2B   Julio Franco, Cle (1)      2B   Ryne Sandberg, Chi (3)
    3B   Wade Boggs, Bos (4)        3B   Bobby Bonilla, Pit (1)
    SS   Alan Trammell, Det (2)     SS   Barry Larkin, Cin (1)
    OF   Jose Canseco, Oak (1)      OF   Kirk Gibson, LA (1)
    OF   Mike Greenwell, Bos (1)    OF   Darryl Strawberry, NY (1)
    OF   Kirby Puckett, Min (3)     OF   Andy VanSlyke, Pit (1)
    DH   Paul Molitor, Mil (2)      P    Tim Leary, LA (1)


    1987 American League            1987 National League
    C    Matt Nokes, Det (1)        C    Benito Santiago, SD (1)
    1B   Don Mattingly, NY (3)      1B   Jack Clark, StL (2)
    2B   Lou Whitaker, Det (4)      2B   Juan Samuel, Phi (1)
    3B   Wade Boggs, Bos (3)        3B   Tim Wallach, Mon (2)
    SS   Alan Trammell, Det (1)     SS   Ozzie Smith, StL (1)
    OF   George Bell, Tor (3)       OF   Eric Davis, Cin (1)
    OF   Dwight Evans, Bos (2)      OF   Andre Dawson, Chi (4)
    OF   Kirby Puckett, Min (2)     OF   Tony Gwynn, SD (3)
    DH   Paul Molitor, Mil (1)      P    Bob Forsch, StL (2)


    1986 American League            1986 National League
    C    Lance Parrish, Det (5)     C    Gary Carter, Mon (5)
    1B   Don Mattingly, NY (2)      1B   Glenn Davis, Hou (1)
    2B   Frank White, KC (1)        2B   Steve Sax, LA (1)
    3B   Wade Boggs, Bos (2)        3B   Mike Schmidt, Phi (6)
    SS   Cal Ripken Jr., Bal (4)    SS   Hubie Brooks, Mon (2)
    OF   Jesse Barfield, Tor (1)    OF   Tony Gwynn, SD (2)
    OF   George Bell, Tor (2)       OF   Dave Parker, Cin (2)
    OF   Kirby Puckett, Min (1)     OF   Tim Raines, Mon (1)
    DH   Don Baylor, Bos (3)        P    Rick Rhoden, Pit (3)


    1985 American League            1985 National League
    C    Carlton Fisk, Chi (2)      C    Gary Carter, Mon (4)
    1B   Don Mattingly, NY (1)      1B   Jack Clark, StL (1)
    2B   Lou Whitaker, Det (3)      2B   Ryne Sandberg, Chi (2)
    3B   George Brett, KC (2)       3B   Tim Wallach, Mon (1)
    SS   Cal Ripken Jr., Bal (3)    SS   Hubie Brooks, Mon (1)
    OF   George Bell, Tor (1)       OF   Willie McGee, StL (1)
    OF   Rickey Henderson, NY (2)   OF   Dale Murphy, Atl (4)
    OF   Dave Winfield, NY (5)      OF   Dave Parker, Cin (1)
    DH   Don Baylor, NY (2)         P    Rick Rhoden, Pit (2)


    1984 American League            1984 National League
    C    Lance Parrish, Det (4)     C    Gary Carter, Mon (3)
    1B   Eddie Murray, Bal (2)      1B   Keith Hernandez, NY (2)
    2B   Lou Whitaker, Det (2)      2B   Ryne Sandberg, Chi (1)
    3B   Buddy Bell, Tex (1)        3B   Mike Schmidt, Phi (5)
    SS   Cal Ripken Jr., Bal (2)    SS   Gary Templeton, SD (2)
    OF   Tony Armas, Bos (1)        OF   Jose Cruz, Hou (2)
    OF   Jim Rice, Bos (2)          OF   Tony Gwynn, SD (1)
    OF   Dave Winfield, NY (4)      OF   Dale Murphy, Atl (3)
    DH   Andre Thorton, Cle (1)     P    Rick Rhoden, Pit (1)


    1983 American League            1983 National League
    C    Lance Parrish, Det (3)     C    Terry Kennedy, SD (1)
    1B   Eddie Murray, Bal (1)      1B   George Hendrick, StL (2)
    2B   Lou Whitaker, Det (1)      2B   Johnny Ray, Pit (1)
    3B   Wade Boggs, Bos (1)        3B   Mike Schmidt, Phi (4)
    SS   Cal Ripken Jr., Bal (1)    SS   Dickie Thon, Hou (1)
    OF   Lloyd Moseby, Tor (1)      OF   Jose Cruz, Hou (1)
    OF   Jim Rice, Bos (1)          OF   Andre Dawson, Mon (3)
    OF   Dave Winfield, NY (3)      OF   Dale Murphy, Atl (2)
    DH   Don Baylor, NY (1)         P    Fernando Valenzuela, LA (2)


    1982 American League            1982 National League
    C    Lance Parrish, Det (2)     C    Gary Carter, Mon (2)
    1B   Cecil Cooper, Mil (3)      1B   Al Oliver, Mon (3)
    2B   Demasco Garcia, Tor (1)    2B   Joe Morgan, SF (1)
    3B   Doug DeCinces, Cal (1)     3B   Mike Schmidt, Phi (3)
    SS   Robin Yount, Mil (2)       SS   Dave Concepcion, Cin (2)
    OF   Reggie Jackson, Cal (2)    OF   Leon Durham, Chi (1)
    OF   Willie Wilson, KC (2)      OF   Pedro Guerrero, LA (1)
    OF   Dave Winfield, NY (2)      OF   Dale Murphy, Atl (1)
    DH   Hal McRae, KC (1)          P    Don Robinson, Pit (1)


    1981 American League            1981 National League
    C    Carlton Fisk, Chi (1)      C    Gary Carter, Mon (1)
    1B   Cecil Cooper, Mil (2)      1B   Pete Rose, Phi (1)
    2B   Bobby Grich, Cal (1)       2B   Manny Trillo, Phi (2)
    3B   Carney Lansford, Bos (1)   3B   Mike Schmidt, Phi (2)
    SS   Rick Burleson, Cal (1)     SS   Dave Concepcion, Cin (1)
    OF   Dwight Evans, Bos (1)      OF   Dusty Baker, LA (2)
    OF   Rickey Henderson, Oak (1)  OF   Andre Dawson, Mon (2)
    OF   Dave Winfield, NY (1)      OF   George Foster, Cin (1)
    DH   Al Oliver, Tex (2)         P    Fernando Valenzuela, LA (1)


    1980 American League            1980 National League
    C    Lance Parrish, Det (1)     C    Ted Simmons, StL (1)
    1B   Cecil Cooper, Mil (1)      1B   Keith Hernandez, StL (1)
    2B   Willie Randolph, NY (1)    2B   Manny Trillo, Phi (1)
    3B   George Brett, KC (1)       3B   Mike Schmidt, Phi (1)
    SS   Robin Yount, Mil (1)       SS   Gary Templeton, StL (1)
    OF   Ben Oglive, Mil (1)        OF   Dusty Baker, LA (1)
    OF   Al Oliver, Tex (1)         OF   Andre Dawson, Mon (1)
    OF   Willie Wilson, KC (1)      OF   George Hendrick, StL (1)
    DH   Reggie Jackson, NY (1)     P    Bob Forsch, StL (1)