Ryan Braun wins National League home-run crownWisconsin Sports
Braun had 41 round-trippers this year, four more than second-place Giancarlo Stanton of Miami. He is the first Milwaukee Brewer to win the NL home-run title since Prince Fielder in 2007.
Ryan Braun became the first Milwaukee Brewer to win the National League home-run title since Prince Fielder in 2007.
Braun had 41 round-trippers this year, four more than second-place Giancarlo Stanton of Miami.
Chase Headley won the league RBI title over second-place Braun last night, 115 to 112. Headley had a run-scoring double and a run-scoring triple in his final game, while Braun had a single but did not drive in anyone.
Braun also led the NL with 108 runs scored. He finished third in batting average at .319.
Buster Posey of San Francisco won the batting title at .336.
The Milwaukee pitchers failed to get the eight strikeouts they needed last night to set a new Major League record for season punch-outs. The Brewers had six K’s.
They became only the second Major League team to surpass 1,400 strikeouts for the year, finishing with 1,402. The 2003 Chicago Cubs own the record.
Milwaukee did become the first team since 1996 to lead the National League in both homers, with 202, and stolen bases, with 158.
Colorado was the last to achieve it 16 years ago.
Miguel Cabrera of Detroit became baseball’s first Triple Crown winner since 1967. He led the American League with a .330 batting average, 44 homers and 139 RBI’s.
Cabrera became only the 14th big leaguer to accomplish the feat. Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski was the last to do it in 1967.
Injuries frustrate Jennings
Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings says he’s frustrated by his recent injuries. He says he’s trying not to let it overwhelm him.
The seventh-year pro missed two weeks of training camp with a concussion. In the season opener, Jennings suffered a groin injury, which he aggravated last Sunday in the win over New Orleans.
Jennings is expected to miss this Sunday’s Packer game at Indianapolis. He says he won’t return until he’s back to 100 percent.
This is the final year of Jennings’ contract. He knows he’s missing a golden opportunity to make a great impression – if not for the Packer front office, then for other teams.
Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji was fined $7,800 by the NFL for throwing a punch at a New Orleans offensive lineman last Sunday.
Raji said the fine was not as bad as he expected. He said it could have been higher, and he could have been ejected from the game.
Raji said he was upset that the Saints lineman threw a block at his knees on a field-goal try. Raji was flagged for a personal foul on the play. He admitted after the game that it was wrong to react by punching the opponent.