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Detroit's Magglio Ordonez named Sharp Presents the American League Player of the Month for August09/04/2007 5:19 PM ET
Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordoñez has been named Sharp Presents the American League Player of the Month for August.
In 29 games, the six-time A.L. All-Star batted .393 with 46 hits and 31 RBI in 117 at-bats. He was second in the league with a .692 slugging percentage. He hit 10 home runs, five doubles and scored 24 runs overall. He walked 11 times and posted a .445 on-base percentage. During a four-game home series against the Athletics, he went 9-for-16 with three home runs and 10 RBI, including a 2-for-3 game with two home runs and four RBI. On the season, Ordoñez is hitting .355 with 26 home runs and 120 runs batted in. This is his second career Player of the Month Award (previous: July 2003).
Others receiving votes were Vladimir Guerrero (.353, .664 SLG, 11 2B, 8 HR, 28 RBI) and Garret Anderson (.283, 8 2B, 6 HR, 30 RBI) of the Angels; Raul Ibañez (.374, 6 2B, 9 HR, 22 RBI) of the Mariners; Mike Lowell (.393, 9 2B, 2 HR, 21 RBI) of the Red Sox; Jason Bartlett (.349, 5 2B, 5 3B, 2 HR, 14 RBI) of the Twins, and Carl Crawford (.388, 8 2B, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 11 SB) of the Devil Rays. Crawford became just the sixth player in the last 50 years to post 50 hits and 10 steals in one month.
For setting the highest definition of excellence, Sharp, the presenting sponsor of the American League Player of the Month Award presents Magglio Ordoñez with a LC-52D92U 52" Sharp AQUOS LCD-TV. Sharp AQUOS is the "Official High-Definition Television of Major League Baseball." Magglio Ordoñez also will receive a specially designed trophy to mark his achievement.
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