First Silver Slugger DH

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Who was the first designated hitter (DH) to receive baseball’s Silver Slugger award?

Trivia Question Answer

The designated hitter (DH) has been around in the American League since 1973. The Silver Slugger awards were instituted in 1980, thus the first DHs could not win the award. The first DH to win the Silver Slugger for the DH position in 1980 was “Mr. October”, Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees.

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