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09/07/2004 4:41 PM ET
Cardinals' Jim Edmonds named National League Player of the Week
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Jim Edmonds of the St. Louis Cardinals, who hit his 300th career home run and his 40th of the season, has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for August 30-September 5, 2004. Bank of America, the official bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect the bank's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

Edmonds led the League with a 1.227 slugging percentage and 27 total bases this past week. Over six games, he batted .455 (10-22) with a .520 on-base percentage. He accumulated five doubles, four homers, nine RBI and seven runs. He also connected for his third multi-homer game of the season when he hit two on August 31 vs. San Diego. It is the second award this year for Edmonds (July 26-Aug. 1).

Other nominees included: Cardinals' teammates Albert Pujols (.556, 3 HR, 6 RBI) and Matt Morris (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 11 SO); Atlanta's J.D. Drew (.444, 2 HR, 10 runs) and Russ Ortiz (1-0, 0.00 ERA); Juan Pierre (.579) and Josh Beckett (1-0, 0.00 ERA) of the Marlins; Milwaukee's Geoff Jenkins (.444, 8 RBI), Keith Ginter (.320, 3 HR, 8 RBI) and Ben Sheets (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 SO); Lance Berkman (.458, 4 HR, 9 RBI) of the Astros; Colorado's Vinny Castilla (.318, 5 HR, 9 RBI); New York's David Wright (.333, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 3 SB); Corey Lidle (1-0, 0.00 ERA) of the Phillies; and San Francisco's Brett Tomko (2-0, 2.25 ERA).

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