Royals' Eric Hosmer wins 2017 Louisville Silver Slugger Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer received the American League’s 2017 Silver Slugger Award among first basemen. 

According to a news release from the Royals, Hosmer is the 10th Royal to earn the Silver Slugger honor and only the second first baseman, joining George Brett. 

Hosmer earned his fourth career Rawlings Gold Glove on Tuesday. He’s the seventh American League first baseman to earn a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award in the same season. 

Salvador Perez won the award last year for his position, and Kendrys Morales won in 2015 as a DH.  

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