Bryce Harper wins third-ever Silver Slugger award after incredible 2023 campaign
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By Regina Ham Posted on
Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper rounds third as he heads home to score on a hit by Nick Castellanos against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning of Game 1 in an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Major League Baseball revealed the newest winners for the 2023 Silver Sluggers, and the Philadelphia Phillies have one in their ranks as Bryce Harper earned his third Silver Slugger award.
He edged out Los Angeles Dodgers’ J.D. Martinez, Atlanta Braves’ Marcel Ozuna, and Miami Marlins’ Jorge Soler to take home the award.
Bryce Harper’s incredible season recognized
The 31-year-old was a long shot even to be nominated for the award, given the qualifications. A player needs to play in 100 games to have a chance. The original timeline for Harper’s return originally was for the All-Star break but he crushed it by returning to the squad on May 2nd. He missed the chance to be nominated in 2022 by one game.
Regina is a veteran of the sports industry having spent six years in both television and radio. She started back in 2015 writing for Fansided before getting an associate producer job at Sirius XM’s ESPNU Radio. Regina left in 2018 to pursue a full-time career as a sports producer before earning a promotion to sports producer/reporter/anchor and leaving the station in 2022. In addition to being a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, Regina is a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park and is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan. When she’s not writing, Regina is busy spending time with her dog.