Colorado Product Chase Headley Named NL Player of the Month for August

Fountain, Colo., native and San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley was named the National League Player of the Month on Tuesday for his performance in August.

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Headley posted a .306 batting average, .345 on-base percentage and .611 slugging percentage in August, driving in a league-high 31 runs and hitting 10 home runs, which tied for the MLB's best mark in the month. He also scored 20 runs, tying him for sixth in the majors.

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Headley became second player in Padres history to lead the majors in both home runs and RBI during a month. Ken Caminiti led the majors with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in August 1996.

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It's the first time Headley has won player of the month honors, and he's off to a blistering start in September. In three games, the switch-hitter is batting .538/.571/1.000 with two home runs and nine RBI.

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For the season, Headley is hitting .283/.369/.477 with 24 home runs and 92 RBI.

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For more on the Padres, check out Gaslamp Ball.

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