Thursday, November 08, 2007

And, In THIS Corner.....

The AL Rookie of the Year award will be announced this coming Monday, November 12th. This is from mlb dot com, again with a smile! From me!!

"Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia led all rookies in batting average at .317, on-base plus slugging at .823, runs scored with 86 and doubles with 39.
The diminutive 24-year-old began the season in a horrible slump, batting just .172 on May 1. The fans were clamoring for popular backup Alex Cora to take Pedroia's spot in the lineup, but Red Sox manager Terry Francona stuck with him, and had his faith was rewarded.
Pedroia batted .335 between May 3 and the end of the season, working his way from the No. 9 spot in Boston's lineup all the way to the leadoff hole.
He won over the fans with his ability to fight through at-bats, tallying 165 hits and 47 walks while only striking out 42 times - ranking him second among all AL players with 12.4 at-bats per strikeout.
Pedroia was at his best during Boston's playoff run, hitting .345 against the Cleveland Indians in the American League Championship Series and clubbing a two-run homer in the decisive Game Seven. He hit .283 in the World Series against the Colorado Rockies and led off Game One with a home run."

Peter here, and sweet news yet again to come? At least it looks that way, and it would be a HUGE injustice if anyone else wins the award. My goodness, Monday might be another double-barreled good news Sox day. Stay tuned, right here. And click on the title of this very post for the entire article, which includes the names of three other Sox players, pitchers, in fact! I know you know who they are! What do you think?


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