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05/31/2005 3:18 PM ET
Derrek Lee wins Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week
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Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee, who led the league with four home runs and 10 runs scored, has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week of May 23-29, 2005. 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.

The National League home run leader batted .455 (10-22) with eight RBI, 22 total bases, seven walks and one stolen base. Over seven games he compiled a .567 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage while leading his team to a 5-2 record. Lee collected three multi-hit and two multi-home run games and finished the week in the top three in eight offensive categories. He becomes the second player this season to earn the N.L. Player of the Week honor in multiple weeks. Lee also won the award for the week of April 25-May 1, 2005.

Other nominees this past week included San Diego's Brian Giles (.462, 2 HR, 6 RBI), Khalil Greene (.414, 1 HR, 4 RBI) and Jake Peavy (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 CG); Jim Edmonds (.438, 3 HR, 7 RBI) of the Cardinals; Pittsburgh's Jason Bay (.345, 3 HR, 5 RBI) and Ty Wigginton (.357, 3 HR, 5 RBI); Mike Cameron (.444, 1 HR, 4 RBI) of the Mets; Atlanta's Tim Hudson (2-0, 1.20 ERA, 5 SO); Carlos Delgado (.333, 3 HR, 9 RBI) of the Marlins; San Francisco's Moises Alou (.381, 3 HR, 7 RBI); Antonio Perez (.619, 1 HR, 4 RBI) of the Dodgers; Milwaukee's Carlos Lee (.364, 3 HR, 7 RBI); Felipe Lopez (.310, 3 HR, 7 RBI) of the Reds; Colorado's Preston Wilson (.353, 3 HR, 6 RBI); and Lee's Cubs' teammates Neifi Perez (.433, 1 HR, 5 RBI) and Glendon Rusch (2-0, 1.20 ERA, 10 SO).

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