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06/02/2008 4:00 PM ET
Josh Hamilton of the Rangers repeats, earns Sharp Presents the American League Player of the Month for May
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Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers has been named the Sharp Presents the American League Player of the Month for May. This is his second straight monthly honor, marking the first time a player has won the monthly award in both April and May since Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals won National League honors for those two months in 1998.

In 28 games last month, Hamilton batted .322 (37-for-115) with eight home runs and an A.L.-high 29 RBI. The 27-year-old outfielder scored 22 runs and posted a .617 slugging percentage. He collected 16 extra- base hits, including six doubles and two triples. He walked eight times and had a .360 on-base percentage. Originally the top overall choice by Tampa Bay in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, Hamilton was acquired by the Rangers from Cincinnati in December for pitchers Edinson Volquez and Danny Ray Herrera.

Hamilton is batting .328 with American League-best totals of 15 home runs and 63 RBI on the season. Today, it also was announced that the North Carolina native soared to second place among American League outfielders in fan balloting for the 79th All-Star Game.

Others receiving votes were Hamilton's Ranger teammate Milton Bradley (.326, 9 2B, 5 HR, 19 RBI), Carlos Quentin (.290, 7 HR, 27 RBI) of the Chicago White Sox and B.J. Upton (.316, 10 2B, 13 RBI, 13 SB) of the Tampa Bay Rays.

For setting the highest definition of excellence, Sharp, the presenting sponsor of the American League Player of the Month Award, presents Josh Hamilton with a 52" AQUOS®. Sharp AQUOS is the "Official High-Definition Television of Major League Baseball." Josh will also receive a specially designed trophy to mark his achievement.
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