Granderson, Cano Win Silver Slugger Awards

By Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.
November 2, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Robinson Cano (right) and Curtis Granderson each won Silver Slugger Awards. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Robinson Cano (right) and Curtis Granderson each won Silver Slugger Awards. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
New York Yankee teammates Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano were chosen Wednesday as Silver Slugger Award recipients for their 2011 performances at the plate.

The award, which is given to the top offensive player at each position, is voted on by coaches and managers from both leagues.

Granderson’s selection was the first of his career. The 30-year-old center fielder led the league in both runs scored with 136 and runs batted in with 119 while finishing runner-up in home runs with 41.

For Cano the honor was his third following selections in 2006 and 2010; he was one of six repeat winners from last year. The 29-year-old second baseman hit .302 with 28 home runs, 46 doubles, and drove in 118 runs while scoring 104 times.

Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.