BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Chris Davis was named the 2013 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Sunday. This award is voted on by members of the local media. Davis will be recognized in an on-field ceremony before Sunday’s season finale against the Red Sox.
During this season, he’s had 53 home runs and 96 extra base hits. His 138 RBI is fourth-most in Orioles history and his 370 total bases are a new club record. He’s in the top three in the American League in slugging percentage (second, .634), on-base plus slugging percentage (second, 1.003), runs (tied for second, 103) and doubles (tied for third, 42). He is only the third player in MLB history to hit at least 50 home runs and 40 doubles in a season (behind Babe Ruth in 1921 and Albert Belle in 1995).
The award is named in honor of the late Lou Hatter, a former sportswriter for the Sun, who covered the Orioles for 27 years.