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08/23/2004 4:47 PM ET
San Francisco's Bonds named National League Player of the Week
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Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, who led the League with a .600 (12-20) batting average and a .714 on-base percentage, has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for August 16-22, 2004. Bank of America, the official bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect the bank's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

Bonds also led the league with a 1.450 slugging percentage and was tied for the league lead with 10 runs scored and eight walks. In seven games last week, he collected three doubles, one triple, four home runs, seven RBI and 29 total bases. It is the second time this year that Bonds has been awarded the honor (April 12-18).

Other nominees this past week included: Adrian Beltre (.480, 10 runs, 5 HR, 7 RBI) and Shawn Green (.280, 5 HR, 8 RBI) of the Dodgers; San Diego's Brian Giles (.476, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR) and Ramon Hernandez (.333, 2 HR, 10 RBI); Edgar Renteria (.387, 5 runs, 9 RBI) and Tony Womack (.467, 3 doubles, 8 runs) of the Cardinals; Houston's Jose Vizcaino (.500, 10 hits, 4 runs); and Carl Pavano of the Marlins (2-0. 1.35 ERA, 6 SO).

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