Buster Posey wins NL Silver Slugger Award

Harry How

Giants catcher Buster Posey won the National League Silver Slugger Award on Thursday.

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey added to his trophy collection on Thursday, winning a National League Silver Slugger Award.

The Silver Slugger Awards, which are voted on by coaches and managers, honor the best hitting players at each position. Posey is the first Giant to win a Silver Slugger since Barry Bonds won in 2004. Posey is the 25th San Francisco player to win a Silver Slugger, which has been awarded since 1980.

Posey led the Major Leagues with a .336 batting average. He also hit 24 home runs and drove in 103 runs. He finished second in the National League with a .957 OPS. Atlanta's Brian McCann had won the last four Silver Slugger awards for National League catchers.

The Silver slugger may not be Posey's last award either. He is considered to be among the favorites, if not the favorite, to win the National League MVP award. Posey is one of five finalists for the NL MVP, which will be announced on Nov. 15.

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