New York, NY (Sports Network) - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey and
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann have been named co-recipients of the
National League Player of the Week for the period ending July 7.
Bailey tossed the first no-hitter in the majors last Tuesday, fanning nine and
walking one over his 109-pitch outing, a 3-0 win against the San Francisco
The 27-year-old also tossed the most-recent previous no-hit game, last
September against the Pirates, becoming the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan
(1974-75 with California) to achieve the feat.
McCann strafed enemy pitchers last week for 15 hits in 25 at-bats, leading the
majors with a .600 average. He also ranked first among all Senior Circuit
batters with 22 total bases and second with an .880 slugging percentage.
The 29-year-old also recorded seven straight games with at least one extra
base hit, the first Braves backstop to reach that mark since Earl Williams in
Others considered for the award were Philadelphia rookie hurler Jonathan
Pettibone, Dodgers infielder Juan Uribe and All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw
and Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
The Sports Network