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09/27/2010 3:58 PM ET
Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners named Bank of America Presents the American League Player of the Week
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Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki has been named Bank of America Presents the American League Player of the Week for the period ending September 26th. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the American League and National League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

Ichiro collected at least one hit in each of his six games played last week, including four multi-hit games. The 36-year-old tied for the A.L. lead with 12 hits, and ranked among league leaders in batting average (4th, .444), on-base percentage (7th, .483) and doubles (T-8th, two). The 2001 A.L. Rookie of the Year and M.V.P. began his record-setting week with a 4-for-4 effort in Seattle's 5-3 loss at Toronto on September 21st, his first four-hit game since September 18, 2009. In a 1-0 loss at Toronto on September 23rd, Ichiro went 2-for-5 with a double to raise his hit total to 200 for a Major League-record 10th consecutive season. The accomplishment eclipsed Ty Cobb's A.L. record for most career 200-hit seasons and matched the all-time record held by Pete Rose. The 10-year veteran has never ended a season with less than 200 hits or a batting average below .300. The 10-time A.L. All-Star leads the league with 205 hits and 65 multi-hit games, and ranks sixth in stolen bases (41) and seventh in batting average (.316). This is the third career weekly award for Ichiro (previous: May 29 - June 4, 2006). He is the first Mariners player to earn the honor since Raul Ibañez from April 7-13, 2008.

Other noteworthy performances included Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (.391, 4 HR, 8 RBI) and Ichiro's Seattle teammate Jose Lopez (.346, 3 HR, 8 RBI). Also considered were New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson (.333, 4 HR, 9 RBI); Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (.316, 3 HR, 4 RBI), who eclipsed the 50-home run plateau last week after entering 2010 with a career season-high of 16 homers; and Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis (1-1, 2.08 ERA, 16 SO).

The Bank of America Presents the American League Player of the Week, Ichiro Suzuki, is awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, which is available at MLB.com.

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