10/01/2007 6:23 PM ET
Boston's David Ortiz named Sharp Presents the American League Player of the Month for September
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been named the Sharp Presents the American League
Player of the Month for September.
In 26 games last month, the four-time A.L. All-Star batted .396 with 36 hits and 27 RBI in 91 at-bats.
He was first in the league with a .824 slugging percentage. Ortiz had 21 extra-base hits, including nine home
runs and 12 doubles. The 31-year-old slugger collected 24 walks, and had a .517 on-base percentage with 19
runs scored. "Big Papi" helped lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2007 American League East title, hitting .332
with 35 home runs and 117 RBI for the season. This is his third career Player of the Month Award (previous:
September, 2005 & July, 2006).
Others receiving votes were Tampa Bay's Carlos Peña (.318, .795 SLG, 13 HR, 29 RBI) and Alex
Rodriguez of the New York Yankees (.362, .723 SLG, 4 2B, 10 HR, 31 RBI).
For setting the highest definition of excellence, Sharp, the presenting sponsor of the American League
Player of the Month Award, presents David Ortiz with a LC-52D92U 52" Sharp AQUOS® LCD-TV. Sharp
AQUOS is the "Official High-Definition Television of Major League Baseball." David will also receive a specially
designed trophy to mark his achievement.