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05/11/2009 1:40 PM ET
Johnny Damon of the New York Yankees named the American League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America
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New York Yankees left fielder Johnny Damon has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America for the period ending May 10th. Bank of America is the Official Bank of Major League Baseball and the only place where you can get your favorite Club logo on checks, check cards or credit cards. For more information on MLB® banking, visit bankofamerica.com/MLB.

In seven games last week, Damon led the Majors with five home runs, 15 RBI and 32 total bases, hitting .419 (13-31). Johnny posted A.L.-best totals with 13 hits and a 1.032 slugging percentage. He also collected four doubles, seven runs and a .455 on-base percentage. Yesterday, Johnny hit a three-run go-ahead homer in the seventh inning of an A.L. East matchup at Baltimore's Camden Yards. The game-winning home run was his ninth long ball of the season and his fifth in seven games while also marking his seventh straight game with at least one extra-base hit. This marks Johnny's second career weekly award (previous: 8/21/2006).

Other noteworthy performances for the week included Tampa Bay Rays teammates Carl Crawford, whose five stolen bases extended his Major League lead to 22, and the two-time weekly award winner in 2009, Evan Longoria, whose 14 RBI lifted his Major League lead to 44. Also considered was Boston Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay, who posted a league-leading nine runs scored while compiling four home runs and 14 RBI. Other nominees were Oakland Athletics infielder Bobby Crosby, who posted an A.L.-best .421 batting average, and Angels closer Brian Fuentes, who notched four saves.

Tourneau, the world's largest watch store, will supply Johnny Damon with a luxury Swiss Tourneau timepiece, suitably engraved, in recognition of his achievement as the A.L. Player of the Week presented by Bank of America.

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