Royals 1B Eric Hosmer wins Silver Slugger Award

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) celebrates his three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer won an American League Silver Slugger Award on Thursday.

Hosmer is the 10th Royal to come away with the honor and only the second first baseman, George Brett won one in 1988 at first base.

Hosmer, 28, hit .318/.385/.498 (192-for-603) in 2017, setting career highs in games played (162), runs (98, tied), hits, home runs (25, tied), batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. He finished among the American League leaders in hits (second), average (third), on-base percentage (fourth) and multi-hit games (53, tied for fourth).

Royals to win a Louisville Silver Slugger Award (instituted in 1980)
George Brett – 1980, 1985 and 1988 (1980 and 1985 at third base; 1988 at first base)
Willie Wilson – 1980 and 1982 (outfield)
Hal McRae – 1982 (designated hitter)
Frank White – 1986 (second base)
Gary Gaetti – 1995 (third base)
Dean Palmer – 1998 (third base)
Billy Butler – 2012 (designated hitter)
Kendrys Morales – 2015 (designated hitter)
Salvador Perez – 2016 (catcher)
Eric Hosmer – 2017 (first base)