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Ducks' Lew Ford named Atlantic League player of the year

Ducks center fielder Lew Ford catches a long

Ducks center fielder Lew Ford catches a long drive against the Somerset Patriots during the first inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series on Sept. 29, 2013. Credit: Ray Stubblebine

Ducks outfielder and hitting coach Lew Ford was named Atlantic League player of the year.

Ford broke two Atlantic League records last season. He finished with 189 hits and became the first player in league history to play in all 140 games during the regular season.

The 38-year-old Ford also led the Atlantic League in doubles (40) and finished second in batting average (.347), RBIs (95), runs (100), total bases (278) and on-base percentage (.415).

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