Puig First Ever to Win Player of Month Award in Debut Month

Puig First Ever to Win Player of Month Award in Debut Month

Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig won the National League player of the month for June, becoming the first player in baseball history to win the player of the month award in his first month in the league.

Puig also became the fifth player in history to win the player of the month and rookie of the month awards in the same month. 

As the Los Angeles Times noted, all Puig did since being called up on June 3 was “lead the majors with a .436 (44-for-101) batting average, 44 hits and a .713 slugging percentage in only 26 games. He also ranked among NL leaders with a .467 on-base percentage (first), 72 total bases (second), 19 runs scored (tied third) and seven home runs (tied fifth).”

As Breitbart Sports noted, only Joe DiMaggio had a better first month in the Major Leagues than Puig.

Before the season started, Breibart Sports noted that Puig’s talent seemed “limitless.” 

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