Yasiel Puig Named National League Player Of The Month For June

The praise continues to come for Dodgers outfield Yasiel Puig.  The Cuban rookie sensation, who has drawn comparisons to such players as Raul Mondesi, Bo Jackson, Vladimir Guerrero and Roberto Clemente, has just won the National League Player Of The Month Award for the month of June according to information now available at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ team website.

Yasiel hit .436 with 7 HR and 16 RBIs in the month of June while providing timely hitting and jaw-dropping plays out in the field.  His 44 hits for the month are second all-time for a player’s first full calendar month, trailing only Joe DiMaggio’s 48 hits in May of 1936.

Yasiel Puig, National League Player of the Month for June 2013 (Image Source: Los Angeles Dodgers at https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1016161_10152010280473508_2127123029_n.jpg)

Congratulations Yasiel!

Yasiel Puig’s 44 hits in the month of June are second only to Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio’s 48 hits in May 1936 for the most hits in the first calendar month of a player’s career all-time. (Image source: http://jaysonfeltner.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/joe_dimaggio01.jpg)
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3 thoughts on “Yasiel Puig Named National League Player Of The Month For June

  1. Pretty amazing what he has done in his first month, finally some excitement in Dodger town! I like your post on the Suicide Squeeze.

    1. Hey Chris, thanks for stopping by! Puig has indeed been quite the spark plug. Sometimes plays with a little TOO much reckless abandon, but I’ll tell you, its lit a fire under the rest of the guys and we’re seeing the team reap the benefits. Please keep coming by for more and Go Blue!
      -Eric

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