Spikes’ Santos Named NYPL Player of the Week



State College Outfielder the Fifth Spike this Season to Earn Weekly League Honors

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Monday that State College Spikes outfielder Adalberto Santos has been named the New York-Penn League’s Player of the Week for the week of August 23-29, 2010.

Santos earned the award by hitting 8-for-18 with two doubles, a triple and a home run over the past week. The New York City native also added a pair of runs batted in to bump his season total to a team-leading 35, and stole his team-leading 17th base. Santos, the 22nd-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010, is currently in the top five in the NYPL in runs scored with 45 and on-base percentage at .407, while also occupying seventh place in the league in hitting with a .321 average.

The Spike outfielder becomes the fifth Spike to win one of the NYPL’s weekly awards in 2010. First baseman Matt Curry was the league’s Player of the Week for July 12-18, and right-handed pitchers Tyler Waldron (July 19-25) and Kevin Decker (July 5-11) have each won the NYPL Pitcher of the Week award. Outfielder Cole White also nabbed the Player of the Week award for July 26-August 1

Spike fans have just three more opportunities to enjoy the Spikes’ fifth season of providing Central PA’s Best Family Value. Single-game tickets, mini-plans, flex books and a variety of different group packages and experiences, are available now. Reserve yours today by calling toll-free at (877) 99-SPIKES. Additional team and ticket information can also be viewed by visiting StateCollegeSpikes.com.




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John Lease

I remember that no-hitter. Dock was always an interesting guy. Unlike the current day, he got his first taste of the majors the old fashioned way, called up in September but didn’t play a game. The last player I can remember doing that was Rod Scurry. I think he was called up in September of 1979, or maybe 1980. That’s another thing, like 3rd string catchers, that just doesn’t happen anymore.

David Ohliger

Franz Otto Knabe (to use his full name) is my third cousin, twice removed. As far as I know, he is the only Pittsburg(h) Pirate on my family tree. Nice to see him getting some birthday recognition 100 years after his prime!


Very cool to hear about the family relation and I like to old time spelling of the city too. If this were a Phillies site the bio on him would’ve been much longer because he had a nice career there. Despite the fact he was hitting so poorly when the Pirates released him, the June 1,1916 Pittsburgh Press gave him the top billing in the sports section

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