Each year, Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of the Louisville Slugger baseball bat, selects recipients for the Silver Slugger Award. The Silver Slugger recognizes the best offensive player by position for each league. Major League Baseball coaches and managers vote on who they feel had the best season offensively. With the Diamondbacks finishing in last place in the National League Western Division, very few of the players are up for any awards. In the case of the Silver Slugger award, one Diamondback has been garnering some support and giving Arizona fans a ray of hope. The Arizona Diamondbacks are no stranger to the Silver Slugger: they have had two previous winners. Outfielder Luis Gonzalez won in 2001 in recognition of the year he put together leading the team to their fir ...
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