Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #90 Hanley’s Title


May 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez (2) reacts after hitting a double during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. A few moments ago we talked about the Silver Slugger Awards, and some fans brought up that in 2009 a Marlin player won a Silver Slugger Award and we didn’t mention him. The reason was that in that year the same player won both the Silver Slugger Award and another award that we couldn’t leave out so we combined them both. Moment 90 goes to Hanley Ramirez’s 2009 Batting Title and Silver Slugger Award.

In 2009 Hanley led the entire National League in batting average with .342 and was voted as the best offensive player at short stop to win his 2nd consecutive Silver Slugger Award. Appearing in 151 games in 2009, Hanley got 197 hits, 101 runs, 42 doubles, 24 home runs, 106 RBIs, had an OBP of .410, and a SLG of .543!

Even though these are all truly impressive numbers, his batting average of .342 is the highlight of his year. Hanley is the first and only Marlin to ever win a batting title. In 2009 Pablo Sandoval was the closest to Hanley in batting averages, but he was still .012 points below Hanley! Hanley outright won this batting title.

Well that seems to be all the individual awards the Marlins have won in their history; nevertheless there are still plenty of great moments to come. So join us next time as we continue to countdown the Greatest Moments in Marlins History!