Apr 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu at bat against the Detroit Tigers at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
The month of April was a great first month for Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu, as he was officially named not only the American League Rookie of the Month, but the AL Player of the Month for all he did the first month of the season.
In a press release by the White Sox it says about Abreu:
"“Abreu, 27, hit .270 (31-115) with eight doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 32 RBI, 20 runs scored and nine walks over 29 games in March/April. He led the major leagues in home runs, RBI, total bases (32) and extra-base hits (19), ranked fifth in slugging percentage (.617), tied for 7th in multihit games (11) and tied for 10th in runs scored (20). Abreu set major-league rookie records in home runs, RBI, extra-base hits and total bases through April.”"
He became the first player in MLB history be awarded both honors their first month in the majors.
Abreu: AL Rookie/Player of the Month
I can’t recall a player I have had so much fun watching for a single month, especially a rookie like Abreu. He helped make watching baseball fun again for White Sox fans, and let’s hope it continues his progress through the month of May.
He already has one home run this month, entering Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs with a MLB leading 12 home runs.
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