Major League Baseball announced the 2012 Silver Slugger award winners, and Andrew McCutchen was named one of the winners. The award was the first Silver Slugger for McCutchen, and he became the first Pirate to win the award since Jack Wilson in 2004.
McCutchen led the National League in hits with 194, and ranked second in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and total bases. He became the fourth Pittsburgh player to hit at least 30 home runs and steal at least 20 bases in the same season, and was one of three players in the Major Leagues with a 30-20 season.
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