Angels' Hunter, Dodgers' Ethier and Kemp win Silver Sluggers
Days after picking up Gold Gloves as the best fielding center fielders in their respective leagues, the Angels' Torii Hunter and the Dodgers' Matt Kemp won Silver Sluggers on Thursday as the best hitters at their position.
The Silver Sluggers, presented by Louisville Slugger, are voted on by the managers and coaches in each league. The awards for Kemp and Hunter were their first, as was the Silver Slugger won by Dodgers' right fielder Andre Ethier. Those three were among eight first-time winners honored Thursday.
Other first-time winners include Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria. Two other former Southern California high school standouts repeated at their positions: Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers in left field and Philadelphia Chase Utley at second base.
The full teams for both leagues:
1B -- Albert Pujols (St. Louis)
2B -- Chase Utley (Philadelphia)
SS - Hanley Ramirez (Florida)
3B -- Ryan Zimmerman (Washington)
LF -- Ryan Braun (Milwaukee)
CF -- Matt Kemp (Dodgers)
RF -- Andre Ethier (Dodgers)
C -- Brian McCann (Atlanta)
P -- Carlos Zambrano (Chicago)
1B -- Mark Teixeira (New York)
2B -- Aaron Hill (Toronto)
SS -- Derek Jeter (New York)
3B -- Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay)
LF -- Jason Bay (Boston)
CF -- Torii Hunter (Angels)
RF -- Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle)
C -- Joe Mauer (Minnesota)
DH -- Adam Lind (Toronto)
-- Kevin Baxter