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Monday, August 4, 2014

Sportsman of the Week Ending 8/3/2014

August is all about Major League Baseball, and who is performing to push their team to the playoffs.  This week's sportsman might be the least likely on his team to provide a lift, but amazingly deserving.  New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner emerged as the team hitting leader, going 11-23, with five HR, seven RBI, and even four walks.  He had 23 career home runs in six seasons coming into this campaign.  While the Yankees 3-3 record over the week didn't necessarily make a dent in their playoff deficit, at least Gardner (who leads the team in average, OBP, and hits) has emerged as one healthy guy they can count on.

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