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R.A. Dickey, Paul Konerko named players of the week

May 29, 2012, 5:03 PM EST

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The Player of the Week Awards came out, and the winners are R.A. Dickey in the NL and Paul Konerko in the AL.

Dickey was 2-0 in two starts, striking out 21 batters and allowing a single earned run in 14 and a third innings pitched for a 0.63 ERA for the week.

No surprise at all in the AL: the white hot White Sock, Paul Konerko. Konerko went nuts last week, going 14-for-24 with four doubles, three home runs, 10 RBI, two walks and 10 runs scored in six games. He was tops in all of baseball in batting average, slugging percentage and OBP and was tied for first in RBI and total bases. As we mentioned yesterday, his entire season has been crazy pants.

Congrats Paul and R.A. Two of my favorite players — and a lot of people’s, I think — were the two best last week.

  1. El Bravo - May 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    What does R.A. stand for?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM

      Robert Allen.

      • hondoheaven47 - May 30, 2012 at 12:19 AM

        I thought it stood for “Really Awesome.” Bad pun, I know. But he is really awesome.

  2. Lukehart80 - May 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Konerko’s HR on Sunday was his 400th as a member of the White Sox. Only 24 players in history have hit that many with one team.

  3. xsherr - May 29, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Really awesome.

  4. hushbrother - May 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Every time I see Konerko do something great I’m reminded of how he came up with the Dodgers, who seemed dead set on trading him as quickly as they could. I don’t remember what they got in exchange for him, but I’m sure their thinking was sound. After all, who needs a first baseman who can hit 40 home runs a year?

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