Norton wins year's final AL Player of Week

Oct. 2, 2006 at 6:31 PM

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Devil Rays infielder Greg Norton was named the American League Player of the Week Monday for the final week of the regular season.

Norton hit .360 with three doubles, three home runs, eight RBI, 21 total bases and a slugging percentage of .840 during the final seven days.

In two games at the Boston Red Sox, Norton went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a home run, four RBI and three runs scored. On the last day of the regular season, Norton hit a two-run home run against Cleveland in his final at-bat.

Norton, 34, finished the season with a .296 batting average, 17 home runs and 45 RBI. This is his second career Player of the Week award, having also captured the award May 24-30, 1999 with the Chicago White Sox.

He was the second Devil Ray to win Player of the Week honors this season, joining teammate Carl Crawford (May 22-28).

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