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Conor Jackson of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week07/28/2008 2:34 PM ET
Conor Jackson of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for July 21-27, 2008. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment. Jackson led the N.L. with a .542 (13-24) batting average, a 1.083 slugging percentage and nine runs scored, and he tied for the N.L. lead with 13 hits. The 26-year old first baseman hit two doubles, a triple and three home runs, drove in seven runs, and recorded a .593 on-base percentage. The University of California at Berkeley product recorded consecutive three-hit games on July 21st and 22nd vs. the Chicago Cubs and then added another three-hit effort on July 27th at San Francisco. Jackson (.324, 12 HR, 55 RBI) ended the week by posting five straight multi-hit games in which he collected at least one RBI. This marks Conor's second weekly award honor of the season (previous: 4/21). Other nominees this past week included Jackson's teammate Randy Johnson (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 SO); Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (.448, 4 HR, 9 RBI), J.J. Hardy (.448, 1 HR, 5 RBI) and CC Sabathia (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 SO); Colorado's Jeff Baker (.524, 2 HR, 4 RBI), Brad Hawpe (.429, 2 HR, 8 RBI), Matt Holliday (.500, 1 HR, 5 RBI), Ubaldo Jimenez (2-0, 0.60 ERA, 6 SO), Ian Stewart (.458, 1 HR, 8 RBI) and Troy Tulowitzki (.500, 3 2B, 4 RBI); Pittsburgh's Jason Bay (.346, 3 HR, 7 RBI), Adam LaRoche (.400, 4 HR, 6 RBI), Doug Mientkiewicz (.444, 3 2B, 3 RBI) and Freddy Sanchez (.414, 2 HR, 7 RBI); San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez (.333, 3 HR, 9 RBI), Kevin Kouzmanoff (.333, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and Trevor Hoffman (4 SV, 0.00 ERA, 3 SO); Carlos Delgado (.280, 4 HR, 10 RBI), Jose Reyes (.321, 2 HR, 6 RBI), Johan Santana (1-0, 1.59 ERA, 9 SO) and Fernando Tatis (.500, 2 HR, 4 RBI) of the Mets; Atlanta's Jorge Campillo (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 SO) and Jair Jurrjens (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 SO); Skip Schumaker (.414, 12 H, 1 RBI) of the Cardinals; Philadelphia's Shane Victorino (.375, 3 HR, 6 RBI); San Francisco's Matt Cain (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 SO) and Bengie Molina (.389, 2 HR, 5 RBI); Cincinnati's Ken Griffey, Jr. (.400, 2 HR, 4 RBI); Florida's Mike Jacobs (.318, 3 HR, 8 RBI); Derek Lowe (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 SO) of the Dodgers; and Houston's Michael Bourn (.500, .579 OBP, 8 H). Tourneau, the world's largest watch store, will award Conor Jackson with a luxury Swiss Timepiece, suitably engraved, in recognition of his accomplishments as Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week.
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