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Alfonso Soriano voted Sharp Presents the National League Player of the Month for June07/02/2007 4:46 PM ET
After leading the National League with eleven home runs last month, All-Star Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs has been voted the Sharp Presents the National League Player of the Month for June.
Soriano hit .336 (41-122), with seven doubles, two triples, 18 RBI and 24 runs during the month. The 31-year old leftfielder led the N.L. with 41 hits and finished tied for the league lead with 20 extra-base hits. He added 12 multi-hit performances and finished with a .697 slugging percentage. Alfonso hit three home runs in his first three at-bats against Atlanta on June 8th. He homered in three consecutive games twice during the month, June 2-4 and June 22-24. The right-handed slugger recorded the third five-hit game of his career which included a three-run home run at Milwaukee on June 4th. This marks the third time Soriano has been voted a Player of the Month. He won the award in April and September of 2003 when he was a member of the New York Yankees.
Other players receiving votes were Ryan Braun (.382 with 6 home runs and 21 RBI) and Corey Hart, (.336 with 9 home runs and 21 RBI), of the Brewers; Ryan Howard, (.280 with 10 home runs and 27 RBI) and Chase Utley, (.386 with 6 home runs and 23 RBI), of the Phillies; Ken Griffey, Jr. of the Reds, (.290 with 10 home runs and 19 RBI); Matt Holliday (.355 with 3 home runs and 19 RBI) and Garrett Atkins (.305 with 8 home runs and 25 RBI) of the Rockies; and Dmitri Young of the Nationals, who hit .377 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI.
For setting the highest definition of excellence, Sharp, the presenting sponsor of the National League Player of the Month Award, presents Alfonso Soriano with an LC-52D92U 52" Sharp AQUOS LCD-TV. Sharp AQUOS is the "Official High-Definition Television of Major League Baseball." Alfonso Soriano also will receive a specially designed trophy to mark his achievement.
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