John Means Named AL Player of the Week After Throwing First Career No-Hitter

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An unforgettable day for Orioles ace John Means earned even more recognition Monday. After tossing the first no-hitter of his career in Seattle, Means was named the American League Player of the Week.

Former Oriole Wade Miley also threw a no-hitter last week for the Reds and was named the National League winner.

Means' near-perfect game was arguably the best-pitched game in the storied history of the Orioles, and he was rewarded with not only a victory and a place in history, but weekly honors from Major League Baseball as well.

Means is the first Orioles to be named AL Player of the Week since Trey Mancini in September 2019, but fans have to go back much further to find an O's pitcher on the list. The last hurler in Baltimore to win the award was Arthur Rhodes in August of 1994 nearly 27 years ago.

Orioles fans will get to see what Means has in store for an encore when the team travels to New York to take on the Mets in a series beginning Tuesday.

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