The face of the franchise is continuing to leave his mark in the history books.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez has won his fourth career Silver Slugger Award, which sets the record for the most in franchise history. On top of that, Salvy’s fourth award makes him just the second catcher in baseball history to win four Silver Slugger Awards and five Gold Glove Awards.
Perez is the first Royals hitter in the award’s 42-year history to win in back-to-back seasons. And only four catchers in American League history have more Silver Slugger Awards.
Perez hit a league-best 121 RBIs this season and finished tied for first in home runs with 48. He also tied the Royals’ single-season HR record, tied with Jorge Soler.
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