The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) players selected as the top hitter in each league, as voted on by baseball fans and members of the media. It was introduced in 1999 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hank Aaron's surpassing of Babe Ruth's career home run mark of 714 home runs. The award was the first major award to be introduced by Major League Baseball in 19 years.
For the 1999 season, a winner was selected using an objective points system. Hits, home runs, and runs batted in (RBI) were given certain point values and the winner was the player who had the highest tabulated points total.
In 2000, the system was changed to a ballot in which each MLB team's radio and television play-by-play broadcasters and color analysts voted for three players in each league. Their first place vote receives five points, the second place vote receives three points, and the third place vote receives one point. Beginning in 2003, fans were given the opportunity to vote via MLB's official website, MLB.com. Fans' votes account for 30% of the points, while broadcasters' and analysts' votes account for the other 70%.
The award is handed out to the winners of both leagues before Game 4 of the World Series each year, with Aaron himself presenting the awards.
The first winners of the award were Manny Ramirez and Sammy Sosa in 1999, while the most recent winners are J. D. Martinez and Christian Yelich. Alex Rodriguez won the award four times, the most of any player. The winner with the most hits was Todd Helton in 2000, Barry Bonds in 2001 had the most home runs, and Manny Ramírez in 1999 had the most RBIs. Players from the Boston Red Sox have won the award five times, the most of any team.
|Hank Aaron Award|
|Given for||Top hitter in the American League and National League|
|Presented by||Major League Baseball|
|Most recent||J. D. Martinez (AL) &|
Christian Yelich (NL)
The Hank Aaron Award has a maritaca granite base and an antique bat and banner combination on the top. It weighs 12 pounds and sits on a base of cherry wood.
|Year||Links to the corresponding Major League Baseball season|
|Player (X)||Denotes winning player and number of times they had won the award at that point|
|RBI||Runs batted in|
|1999||American||Manny Ramirez||Cleveland Indians||174||44||165|
|National||Sammy Sosa||Chicago Cubs||180||63||141|
|2000||American||Carlos Delgado||Toronto Blue Jays||196||41||137|
|National||Todd Helton||Colorado Rockies||216||42||147|
|2001||American||Alex Rodriguez||Texas Rangers||201||52||135|
|National||Barry Bonds||San Francisco Giants||156||73||137|
|2002||American||Alex Rodriguez (2)||Texas Rangers (2)||187||57||142|
|National||Barry Bonds (2)||San Francisco Giants (2)||149||46||110|
|2003||American||Alex Rodriguez (3)||Texas Rangers (3)||181||47||118|
|National||Albert Pujols||St. Louis Cardinals||212||43||124|
|2004||American||Manny Ramirez (2)||Boston Red Sox||175||43||130|
|National||Barry Bonds (3)||San Francisco Giants (3)||135||45||101|
|2005||American||David Ortiz||Boston Red Sox (2)||180||47||148|
|National||Andruw Jones||Atlanta Braves||154||51||128|
|2006||American||Derek Jeter||New York Yankees||214||14||97|
|National||Ryan Howard||Philadelphia Phillies||182||58||149|
|2007||American||Alex Rodriguez (4)||New York Yankees (2)||183||54||156|
|National||Prince Fielder||Milwaukee Brewers||165||50||119|
|2008||American||Kevin Youkilis||Boston Red Sox (3)||168||29||115|
|National||Aramis Ramírez||Chicago Cubs (2)||160||27||111|
|2009||American||Derek Jeter (2)||New York Yankees (3)||212||18||66|
|National||Albert Pujols (2)||St. Louis Cardinals (2)||186||47||135|
|2010||American||José Bautista||Toronto Blue Jays (2)||148||54||124|
|National||Joey Votto||Cincinnati Reds||177||37||113|
|2011||American||José Bautista (2)||Toronto Blue Jays (3)||155||43||103|
|National||Matt Kemp||Los Angeles Dodgers||195||39||126|
|2012||American||Miguel Cabrera||Detroit Tigers||205||44||139|
|National||Buster Posey||San Francisco Giants (4)||178||24||103|
|2013||American||Miguel Cabrera (2)||Detroit Tigers (2)||193||44||137|
|National||Paul Goldschmidt||Arizona Diamondbacks||182||36||125|
|2014||American||Mike Trout||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||173||36||111|
|National||Giancarlo Stanton||Miami Marlins||155||37||105|
|2015||American||Josh Donaldson||Toronto Blue Jays (4)||184||41||123|
|National||Bryce Harper||Washington Nationals||172||42||99|
|2016||American||David Ortiz (2)||Boston Red Sox (4)||169||38||127|
|National||Kris Bryant||Chicago Cubs (3)||176||39||102|
|2017||American||José Altuve||Houston Astros||204||24||81|
|National||Giancarlo Stanton (2)||Miami Marlins (2)||168||59||132|
|2018||American||J. D. Martinez||Boston Red Sox (5)||188||43||130|
|National||Christian Yelich||Milwaukee Brewers (2)||187||36||110|
Andruw Rudolf Jones (Papiamento pronunciation: [ˈandruw ˈdʒonz]; born April 23, 1977) is a Curaçaoan former baseball outfielder and designated hitter who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), most notably for the Atlanta Braves. Jones also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, and New York Yankees, and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Jones was a noted defensive specialist for most of his career and won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for outfielders every year from 1998 through 2007. He had a strong throwing arm in addition to his elite fielding. He was an MLB All-Star five times, and he won both the Hank Aaron Award and a Silver Slugger Award for outfielders in 2005.
Jones made his MLB debut during the 1996 season with the Atlanta Braves. In the 1996 World Series, he became the youngest player ever to hit a home run in the postseason, and just the second player ever to homer in his first two World Series at bats. The following season, Jones finished fifth in voting for Rookie of the Year. From 1998 to 1999, he continued to increase his offensive production, and in 2000, Jones batted .303 with 36 home runs and 104 runs batted in (RBIs), making his first All-Star team. Jones started to draw many comparisons to Willie Mays and was considered one of the top center fielders in baseball. The following season, he again hit over 30 home runs and drove in 104 runs but his average dipped to .251 while his strikeouts increased. Jones improved with All-Star seasons in 2002 and 2003, but in 2004, he failed to hit at least 30 home runs for the first time since 1999 and exceeded 100 strikeouts, which became a regular occurrence thereafter. In 2005, he led the National League (NL) with 51 home runs 128 RBIs, finishing second to Albert Pujols for NL Most Valuable Player. In subsequent seasons, his average continued to dip and his strikeouts increased. After a productive season in 2006, including a career high 129 RBIs, in 2007 Jones had his weakest season to that point, batting just .222. During his time with Atlanta, Jones became one of the youngest players in MLB history to reach 300 career home runs.
After the 2007 season, Jones signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent to a 2-year deal, worth $36.2 million. However, Jones struggled with the Dodgers, batting just .158 with 3 home runs and 14 RBIs. Shortly after the season, Jones was released. Jones concluded his MLB career with brief stints for the Rangers, White Sox, and Yankees, transitioning from a center fielder to designated hitter and
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