Our Silver Sluggers

Of all the sights that Blue Jays fans were subjected to over 162 games this year, the one above is one that I never got sick of seeing.

For their incredible efforts this season, Adam Lind and Aaron Hill were rewarded as recipients of the American League Silver Slugger awards. The two brought strength and power back to the heart of the Blue Jays lineup in 2009, combining for 71 home runs and 222 RBI’s.

Prior to the start of the 2009 season, like most folks I would have been happy to have one 30/100 hitter in the lineup, let alone two. As much as I was screaming that the Jays needed to sign a free agent big bat, Hill and Lind have proven that sometimes the best solutions come from within the organization.


Congratulations boys, job well done.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

10 thoughts on “Our Silver Sluggers

  • November 13, 2009 at 2:42 am

    "Adam Lind and Aaron Lind" .. very nice.

  • November 13, 2009 at 2:46 am

    They played so well together and had nearly identical statistics that I must've thought for a moment that they were brothers.

    Sorry for the typo!

  • November 13, 2009 at 4:07 am

    haha understandable mistake I suppose

  • November 13, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    With those two mashing all year, Doc being Doc and the incredible start we had, how did we do so badly?

  • November 13, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Wells sucked, Rios sucked, Overbay wasn't good enough to justify a platoon role, Millar wasn't good enough to justify a post-game bagel, David Dellucci was on the roster for more than one day, and League's non-line-drive balls in play found holes at an unsustainably high rate, especially in close games.

  • November 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Don't forget about Jesse Carlson being run out there seemingly every game and all those hard-luck one run losses.

    Torgen, I honestly totally forgot about David Dellucci until you just mentioned him again. I'm sure that was the best two weeks of his entire life.

  • November 14, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Oh, and Doc spent 3 weeks on the DL with a groin pull and 3 more weeks not great when he came back.

  • November 14, 2009 at 2:51 am

    And Scott Downs with all his trouble running..

  • November 15, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    No, there is much much more – I would almost take an entire series of posts to explain everything that went wrong – but those were all the big ones.

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