Silver Slugger for Hanley

For the second straight year, Hanley Ramirez has captured the Silver Slugger Award for National League shortstops.

Ramirez won the N.L. batting title with a .342 average, and he drove in a career high 106 runs.

I’m very happy about my award,” Ramirez said on Friday. “I’m thankful to God and to my family for their support. The Marlins organization and my great teammates for their help in my getting this award. It’s all a result of hard work and dedication, and I always strive to get better and to do what I can to help my team succeed.”

Below is Ramirez receiving the 2008 Silver Slugger Award, presented to him by Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. Photo courtesy of Robert Vigon/Florida Marlins.

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