INDIANAPOLIS — The International League’s hit leader, first baseman Matt Hague, has been named the Tribe’s 2013 Most Valuable Player and will receive a custom-made ring courtesy of Windsor Jewelry in a pre-game ceremony at Victory Field tonight in honor of his achievement. In addition, RHP Vic Black (Henry Smock Relief Pitcher of the Year), LHP Kris Johnson (Starting pitcher of the Year), OF Andrew Lambo (Offensive Player of the Year) and C Lucas May (Hustle Award) will all be recognized for their season-long accomplishments.
SS Robert Andino will also be honored on-field as the Indians August Player of the Month, and will receive a custom-made watch courtesy of Windsor Jewelry before tonight’s game.
Hague, who was also named the team’s MVP in 2011, is just the fourth player in Indians history to win two MVP accolades since the award’s inaugural year in 1943. The Tribe’s captain joins infielder Larry Raines (1956, 1960), first baseman Dave Revering (1976-77) and most recently outfielder Dallas Williams (1983, 1987) as the only two-time Most Valuable Players throughout 70 years of the prestigious award.
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