Butler named A.L. Player of the Month for September!
Billy batted .363 in the month with 10 doubles, six home runs and 26 RBI. Billy recorded his fourth 3-double game of the season on September 9 vs. Detroit (a MLB record) and had a pair of 2-homer games on September 7 vs. Los Angeles and September 25 vs. Minnesota. Billy’s 26 RBI in the month led the American League and were tied for second in baseball.
Butler, who picked up an American League Player of the Week award both in August and September, joins Zack Greinke (April) as winners of the monthly award in 2009. He and Zack are the first Royals duo to win the award in the same season since 2000 when Jermaine Dye and Johnny Damon took home the honor.
Butler will receive a specially designed trophy and a Sharp Aquos television.