Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer started his major-league awards hardware collection earlier this season when picked twice as the American League rookie of the month and twice as the Royals' player of the month. Now he can add the Joe Burke Special Achievement award for his season-long accomplishments. It is one of three postseason presentations to Royals players by the Kansas City Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The Les Milgram Player of the Year and Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year will be announced later this week. Previous Burke award winners include six players subsequently inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame. Hosmer finished with 66 runs, 27 doubles, 19 homers, 78 RBIs and a .293 average in 128 games following his May 6 promotion to the big leagues after a scorching first month at Class AAA Omaha.
Royals' Hosmer picked as Burke award winner for special achievement
Kansas City Star | Nov 1