November 10, 2006

Beltran, Reyes Win Silver Slugger Awards!!!

Another reminder of what a great season 2006 was for the Mets- Carlos Beltran (CF) and Jose Reyes(SS) were named Silver Sluggers at their respective positions! Both Beltran and Reyes are first-time winners, with Reyes becoming the first Mets' shortstop to win the award, and Beltran their second outfielder (Darryl Strawberry being the first). The Mets' other winners include Mike Piazza (5 times with the Mets, 10 times altogether), as well as Keith Hernandez (first base, 1984), Gary Carter (catcher, 1985, 1986), Howard Johnson (third base, 1989, 1991), Dwight Gooden (pitcher, 1992), Edgardo Alfonzo (second base, 1999) and Mike Hampton (pitcher, 2000). The Louisville Slugger's Silver Slugger awards are voted on by MLB coaches and managers, and this year's team included such stars as Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Alfonso Soriano, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and Manny Ramirez.

The honors keep on coming...

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