1976 Season
1975 / 1977
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1976 National League Silver Sluggers

Catcher
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Johnny Bench
CIN
C
28.6
3.4
12.0
3.6
2 Ted Simmons
SLN
C
26.9
3.0
14.9
5.5
3 Cliff Johnson
HOU
C
28.9
2.4
11.8
6.0
4 Tim McCarver
PHI
C
34.7
1.8
7.3
4.4
5 Jerry Grote
NYN
C
33.7
1.7
7.4
1.9
First Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Bob Watson
HOU
1B
30.2
4.5
27.9
17.9
2 Steve Garvey
LAN
1B
27.5
4.2
22.7
12.3
3 Keith Hernandez
SLN
1B
22.7
2.2
12.0
5.5
4 Willie Stargell
PIT
1B
36.3
2.2
16.0
8.7
5 Ed Kranepool
NYN
1B
31.6
2.1
12.8
5.9
Second Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Joe Morgan
CIN
2B
32.8
9.7
32.3
23.2
2 Davey Lopes
LAN
2B
31.2
3.0
12.1
4.7
3 Felix Millan
NYN
2B
32.9
2.6
11.3
2.5
4 Dave Cash
PHI
2B
28.1
1.9
12.4
1.5
5 Mike Tyson
SLN
2B
26.5
1.5
6.1
2.2
Third Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Mike Schmidt
PHI
3B
26.8
6.7
27.8
17.2
2 Pete Rose
CIN
3B
35.2
6.7
25.1
13.7
3 Bill Madlock
CHN
3B
25.5
5.5
22.1
13.3
4 Ron Cey
LAN
3B
28.4
5.1
21.7
12.7
5 Bill Robinson
PIT
3B
33.0
3.0
14.6
8.3
Shortstop
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Dave Concepcion
CIN
SS
28.0
3.2
12.8
3.2
2 Bill Russell
LAN
SS
27.7
2.2
8.4
-0.5
3 Bud Harrelson
NYN
SS
32.1
2.1
8.7
2.2
4 Frank Taveras
PIT
SS
26.5
2.1
9.3
0.7
5 Enzo Hernandez
SDN
SS
27.4
1.3
6.4
0.5
Outfield
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Cesar Cedeno
HOU
CF
25.4
5.9
25.7
16.1
2 Ken Griffey
CIN
RF
26.2
5.7
23.0
13.6
3 George Foster
CIN
LF
27.6
5.0
22.9
13.4
4 Rick Monday
CHN
CF
30.6
4.2
18.9
9.8
5 Dave Winfield
SDN
RF
24.7
4.1
20.8
12.2
6 Garry Maddox
PHI
CF
26.8
4.0
20.9
12.1
7 Greg Luzinski
PHI
LF
25.6
3.9
21.4
12.3
8 Al Oliver
PIT
CF
29.7
3.8
17.8
10.5
9 Gary Matthews
SFN
LF
26.0
3.8
22.1
12.0
10 Dave Parker
PIT
RF
25.1
3.6
19.9
11.2
11 John Milner
NYN
LF
26.5
3.5
15.9
8.2
12 Cesar Geronimo
CIN
CF
28.3
3.3
16.2
7.8
13 Bobby Murcer
SFN
RF
30.1
3.0
19.0
9.6
14 Jose Cruz
HOU
LF
28.9
2.9
18.6
11.2
15 Richie Zisk
PIT
LF
27.4
2.8
20.2
10.5
Pitcher
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Rick Rhoden
LAN
SP
23.1
0.9
1.5
1.4
2 Rick Reuschel
CHN
SP
27.1
0.7
0.2
0.1
3 Jon Matlack
NYN
SP
26.5
0.7
0.0
-0.1
4 Jerry Reuss
PIT
SP
27.0
0.7
1.2
1.1
5 Larry Christenson
PHI
SP
22.6
0.6
0.5
0.4
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

1976 American League Silver Sluggers

Catcher
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Thurman Munson
NYA
C
29.1
5.3
18.1
8.7
2 Butch Wynegar*
MIN
C
20.3
3.6
14.7
5.9
3 Carlton Fisk
BOS
C
28.5
3.6
11.8
3.9
4 Ray Fosse
CLE
C
29.2
2.3
6.9
2.7
5 Brian Downing
CHA
C
25.7
2.2
6.7
1.6
First Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Rod Carew
MIN
1B
30.8
5.8
27.7
18.0
2 Gene Tenace
OAK
1B
29.7
5.0
18.3
11.1
3 Mike Hargrove
TEX
1B
26.7
3.9
22.4
13.1
4 Chris Chambliss
NYA
1B
27.5
3.2
19.6
10.0
5 Don Baylor
OAK
1B
27.0
2.9
16.7
7.0
Second Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Bobby Grich
BAL
2B
27.5
6.0
23.0
14.3
2 Phil Garner
OAK
2B
27.2
3.4
13.3
4.8
3 Willie Randolph*
NYA
2B
22.0
2.8
10.9
3.8
4 Jerry Remy
CAL
2B
23.6
1.9
9.9
2.1
5 Bob Randall*
MIN
2B
28.1
1.8
7.9
0.4
Third Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 George Brett
KCA
3B
23.1
7.1
28.2
18.2
2 Sal Bando
OAK
3B
32.4
5.6
18.8
9.8
3 Graig Nettles
NYA
3B
31.9
4.9
20.7
11.4
4 Buddy Bell
CLE
3B
24.8
3.0
14.0
4.7
5 Don Money
ML4
3B
29.1
3.0
11.2
4.1
Shortstop
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Toby Harrah
TEX
SS
27.7
4.6
17.4
7.7
2 Rick Burleson
BOS
SS
25.2
4.3
13.1
4.4
3 Mark Belanger
BAL
SS
32.1
3.8
12.2
3.9
4 Bert Campaneris
OAK
SS
34.3
3.5
11.9
2.9
5 Roy Smalley
MULT
SS
23.7
3.2
11.4
2.6
Outfield
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Reggie Jackson
BAL
RF
30.1
5.7
23.6
15.7
2 Ron LeFlore
DET
CF
28.0
5.5
20.3
11.8
3 Mickey Rivers
NYA
CF
27.7
4.9
20.7
12.0
4 Roy White
NYA
LF
32.5
4.8
22.1
11.8
5 Fred Lynn
BOS
CF
24.4
4.6
17.5
9.5
6 Amos Otis
KCA
CF
29.2
4.5
20.7
11.3
7 Rusty Staub
DET
RF
32.3
4.5
23.5
13.7
8 Ken Singleton
BAL
LF
29.1
4.1
21.1
12.2
9 Rick Manning
CLE
CF
21.8
3.8
15.8
7.2
10 Billy North
OAK
CF
28.1
3.7
16.4
6.8
11 George Hendrick
CLE
LF
26.7
3.6
17.2
8.6
12 Lyman Bostock
MIN
CF
25.6
3.6
16.3
9.0
13 Dan Ford
MIN
RF
24.1
3.3
16.4
8.3
14 Jorge Orta
CHA
LF
25.6
2.9
15.0
5.3
15 Larry Hisle
MIN
LF
29.2
2.8
15.3
6.0
Designated Hitter
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
The Silver Slugger was not awarded this season
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Hal McRae
KCA
DH
31.0
4.6
25.3
16.7
2 Rico Carty
CLE
DH
36.8
3.2
23.3
14.4
3 Steve Braun
MIN
DH
28.1
2.6
14.7
7.7
4 Craig Kusick
MIN
DH
27.8
1.5
9.7
5.3
5 Carlos May
MULT
DH
28.1
1.3
8.4
2.7
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

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The statistics used were obtained free of charge from The Baseball Databank.

Wins Above Replacement data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry.

The transaction and player splits data used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet.
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Uniform images used with permission from Marc Okkonen, author of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century.
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James