Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Victor Martinez named Tiger of the Year

Victor Martinez
Victor Martinez was named Tiger of the Year for 2014, and in the process becomes the first Designated Hitter to be named award winner since it was first awarded in 1965.

Martinez becomes just the 3rd player to win the award since 2007, Miguel Cabrera has won the award 4 times, and Justin Verlander 2 times, since Magglio Ordonez was named Tiger of the Year in ’07. 

The 35-year old DH/1B led the American League in on base percentage (.409) and intentional waks (28) and finished 2nd in the League with a .335 batting average and .565 slugging percentage. 

The Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America voted on the award, and Martinez garnered 17 of 21 1st place votes.  

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