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Dodgers’ Puig Named Both NL Player, Rookie Of The Month

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Major League Baseball Wednesday announced that Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig was voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month and National League Rookie of the Month for June.

The 22-year-old, who made his Major League debut on June 3, led the MLB with a .436 batting average with 44 hits and a .713 slugging percentage.

Puig is the second player to get that many hits in their debut calendar month, just behind Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio who got 48 hits in May 1936.

The Cuba native was first in the National League with a .467 on-base percentage, and ranked among N.L. leaders with 72 total bases, 19 runs scored and seven home runs.

He ended his first month going 4-for-5 with a double, his first career triple, two stolen bases and two runs scored in a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on June 30 at Dodger Stadium.

Player of the Month was instituted in 1958. Since then, no other player has received the award in his first month in the big leagues.

Since the Rookie of the Month Award was introduced in 2001, this is the fifth time a player, or pitcher, has received both awards within the same month.

Matt Kemp was the last Dodger named Player of the Month in April 2012, and the last to win Rookie of the Month was Dee Gordon in Sept. 2011.

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