NEW YORK – New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Major League Baseball announced Monday.
Ichor led the major leagues with 15 hits, six stolen bases, and a .600 batting average from Sept. 17 to Sept. 23.
The 38-year-old figured prominently in the Yankees’ three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays, including the Sept. 19 doubleheader in which he recorded three hits in the day game and went 4-for-4 with four stolen bases in the evening.
Ichiro also led the majors in on-base percentage (.630) and was third in slugging percentage (.960) with two home runs as the Yankees preserved a narrow lead atop the tight American League East.
The weekly award is Ichiro’s fourth of his major league career, and his first since joining the Yankees from the Seattle Mariners in July.