Silver Sluggers

Mike WestContributor INovember 14, 2008

The National League Silver Sluggers were announced today, and it was no surprise that the two Cardinal All-Stars were selected.  The award, which is voted on by the league’s coaches and managers, is given to the best offensive performers at each position.

Albert Pujols put up a line of .357/.462/.653 to win his fourth Silver Slugger, adding to his already crowded trophy case.  He’s also the leading candidate for the NL MVP award.

Ryan Ludwick’s line of .299/.375/.591 was good enough to garner his first Silver Slugger, joining Matt Holliday and Ryan Braun as the three most potent outfield bats in the league.

The Cardinal duo combined to hit 74 home runs and drive in 229 runs in 2008.  Yet many, including manager Tony La Russa, believe that an “impact bat” is still a pressing need for the ball club.

Check out Derrick Goold’s Bird Land for more on the story, along with the complete list of this year’s winners.

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