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Marlins' Stanton Wins Hank Aaron Award

Marlins' Stanton Wins Hank Aaron Award”

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Altuve post with Hank Aaron and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred after winning their league's Hank Aaron Award at baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. He was honored as the National League victor of the Hank Aaron Award, presented to the top offensive performer in each league.

Fans voted for the recipients on MLB.com, and for the eighth straight year, a special panel of Hall of Fame players led by Hank Aaron joined fans in voting for the Awards. "PECLB002103-topic.html" class="local_link" >Ken Griffey Jr.

Congratulations to @JoseAltuve27, the 2017 American League Hank Aaron Award Winner!

"I am very proud of these two young men for their great accomplishments on the field, as well as how they carry themselves off the field", Aaron said in a release. "I've had thoughts on both sides, but I don't know any specifics".

Stanton is from the Los Angeles suburb of Panorama City, and has been a frequent visitor to Dodger Stadium over the years.

This may be just the first award that Stanton takes home this off-season.

During the regular season, the sparkplug of the Houston batting order finished the year as a.346 hitter, leading all of baseball in batting average.

He connected for 24 home runs, 81 RBI and 39 doubles. The All-Star chased down baseball history until the final day of the season.

Altuve hit a Major League-best.441 (26-for-59) in close-and-late situations with.661 slugging and a 1.190 OPS.

Recent winners of the Aaron Awards include Kris Bryant and David Ortiz (2016); Josh Donaldson and Bryce Harper (2015); Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Trout (2014); Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt (2013); Cabrera and Buster Posey (2012); Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp (2011); Bautista and Joey Votto (2010); Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols (2009).



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