Former Houston Astros First Baseman Lance Berkman Wins NL Comeback Player Of The Year

MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 09: Lance Berkman #12 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a RBI single in the top of the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during Game one of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 9, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Houston Astro Lance Berkman has won the 2011 NL comeback player of the year award as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals have been very happy with the addition of former Houston Astro Lance Berkman as he wins the 2011 National League comeback player of the year award. Berkman and the St. Louis Cardinals carry a 2-1 series lead over the Milwaukee Brewers heading into Thursday's crucial game four. Berkman seemed to gain a little bit of his Astros form while in St. Louis this year.

Berkman hit .301 this season with 31 home runs and 94 RBI's for the Cardinals. He hit just .248 with 14 home runs last season for the Astros/Yankees. Berkman did have some nice things to say about his time in Houston, as well as his appreciation for his new club. via mlb.com

"This is a great place," Berkman said of St. Louis. "It's a great place to be. Having been in one great place for a long time and having to experience being traded and being bounced around a little bit, and after the opportunity of free agency, you realize there are other factors besides the dollars that come into play, and certainly comfort is a big part of it."

For more information and coverage on the Astros visit The Crawfish Boxes.

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