For the second consecutive week, New York Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez has won the American League Player of the Week award.
Gary Sanchez just keeps on making history in his first season with the New York Yankees.
On Monday, the New York’s PR Department announced that the 23-year old catcher has won the American League Player of the week Award for the second straight week.
His .522/.607/1.304 slash line with five home runs, nine RBI, and an OPS of 1.911 has helped him become the first rookie to in baseball history to ever win the award in back-to-back weeks.
As he approaches the 130 at-bat mark, the number that makes him eligible to win the rookie of the year, it’s not asinine to wonder if he could win that award if this pace continues.
Keep on mashing, Gary.
.@ElGarySanchez is the AL Player of the Week for the second straight week & is live from Kansas City on @MLBNetwork pic.twitter.com/l6eyBdXveH
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 29, 2016
.@Yankees’ @ElGarySanchez repeats as Player of the Week, becomes 1st rookie in @MLB history to win back-to-back. pic.twitter.com/YPGZsXxDEc
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) August 29, 2016