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Michael Harris named NL Rookie of the Month for September

It is the third time this season that Harris has taken home the honor

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Harris was named NL Rookie of the Month for September on Monday. It is the third time that Harris has received the honor this season winning in June and August. His teammate, Spencer Strider, took home Rookie of the Month honors in August.

Harris hit .324 in September and scored 20 runs, had five doubles, a triple and six home runs. He drove in 19 runs, stole four bases and had a .569 slugging percentage for the month. All while playing Gold Glove caliber defense in center.

Harris hit in seven straight games to start the month which was part of a 15-game hitting streak which is the second longest streak by a rookie in the majors this season. Harris hit safely in 21 of 26 games during the month. Harris’ 15-game hitting streak as a rookie is the second-longest by a Braves rookie trailing only Freddie Freeman who had a 20-game streak in 2011.

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