Sept. 15, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - After leading the New York-Penn League with a .355 batting average, former Bulldog Danny Muno earned the Sterling Award which is emblematic of the league's most valuable player award. The Brooklyn Cyclone shortstop was recognized by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night.
Muno recorded the highest season batting average in Cyclone history and closed the regular season on a 13-game hit streak. The 22-year old infielder recorded multiple hits in 23 of his 59 games played in 2011.
As a part of his recognition, Muno dressed with the Mets and took batting practice and infield drills before their game on Sept. 14 against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
Muno's on base percentage of .466 led all of minor league baseball above the rookie division.
He led the NY-Penn League in doubles (23), a Cyclone record, and was third in slugging percentage (.514).
The Thousand Oaks, Calif. native also led the league in walks (43), on base plus slugging percentage (.980) and led all shortstops in fielding percentage (.982).
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