Josh Harrison named National League Player of the Month for August



St. LOUIS - Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison has been voted the National League Player of the Month for August.

Harrison led the N.L. in total bases (71), extra-base hits (19), hits (41) and slugging percentage (.602) last month while tying for third in runs (21) and ranking sixth in hitting with a .347 (41-for-118) batting average.

He added nine RBI and four stolen bases to his monthly totals, while getting on-base at a .374 clip. His 41 hits were the most by a Pirate in a single calendar month since Andrew McCutchen also had 41 in July 2012.

McCutchen was named the player of the month in June, so this is the first season since 1990 that the Pirates have had two different position players earn the honor.

Bobby Bonilla was player of the month in April 1990 and Barry Bonds earned the honor in July.


Paul Zeise: pzeise@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1720 and Twitter: @paulzeise

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