The 2021 Hank Aaron Award winners were announced Tuesday on MLB Network, with Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. taking American League honors and Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper winning in the National League.
Awarded annually to the best overall offensive performer in both leagues, the award was introduced in 1999 to mark the 25th anniversary of Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record. A panel of Hall of Famers determines the winners along with a fan vote.
The following month, Aaron passed away at the age of 86. And so, the prestigious Hank Aaron Award, established in 1999 and given annually to the best offensive performer in each league, takes on added significance this year.
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