AL, NL boast strong Aaron Award field
Fans can now vote for leagues' top offensive players
Major League Baseball instituted the Hank Aaron Award in 1999 to honor the top offensive player in both the American and National Leagues. It was a tribute to Aaron on the 25th anniversary of him hitting his 715th homer to pass Babe Ruth into first place on the all-time list, and was the first major baseball award to be introduced in 30 years.Fans can vote for their favorite candidate on MLB.com. Final balloting for a winner this year will come from among the 30 nominees -- one from each big league team. It begins immediately and will end on Oct. 12. Winners are scheduled to be announced prior to Game 4 of the World Series on Oct. 26.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.