BIRD IS THE WORD…YANKEES GREG BIRD NAMED MVP IN THE ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Greg Bird provided the signature moment of the 2014 Arizona Fall League season, a 450-foot home run during the midseason Fall Stars Game. The Yankees’ first baseman also was the AFL’s most dangerous hitter, topping the league with six homers and ranking among the leaders in almost every important offensive category.

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Yankees left-handed hitting prospect, Greg Bird is the 2014  Arizona Fall League’s  Joe Black MVP Award, which the AFL presented to him before Saturday’s championship game between the Peoria Javelinas and Salt River Rafters.

Big replied, its is a great hnor!”  . “Being a part of this league is huge privilege. I just came out to here to become a better player and meet some new guys. This is icing on the cake.”

Playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions, Bird also led the AFL in runs (21) while finishing second in hits (31), RBIs (21) and total bases (55), third in extra-base hits (12) and slugging (.556) and sixth in batting (.313). He opened the season with a 16-game hitting streak and was also named MVP of the Fall Stars Game, where he went 1-for-4 with a walk.

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