On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced that Beckham had been voted the July recipient of the Gillette presents American League Rookie of the Month Award. … In 27 games during July, Beckham, 22, led all AL rookies with a .330 batting average, 32 hits, three home runs, 18 RBIs, 10 doubles and a .526 slugging percentage. He also tied for the lead with 12 runs scored and had nine walks, three stolen bases and a .382 on-base percentage. … In 52 games since his promotion to the big leagues on June 4, Beckham already leads all AL rookies with a .311 batting average, 36 RBIs, a .486 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .374. He is tied for first among rookies with 17 doubles, and ranks second with 18 multi-hit games and 22 extra-base hits.
August 4, 2009
Gordon Beckham is your AL rookie of the month
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