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Eric Hosmer Wins 2011 Joe Burke Special Achievement Award

Last year, the winner was Bruce Chen. This year, the Kansas City Royal most deserving of the 2011 Joe Burke Special Achievement Award from the Kansas City BBWAA members is Eric Hosmer.

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From the Royals website, "The Joe Burke is awarded to an unsung player who contributed above and beyond what was expected, or someone who the writers felt deserved some recognition for an outstanding season.

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Hosmer closed out his rookie season with a .293 average with 19 home runs and 78 RBI.