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  Hank Aaron Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hank Aaron Award is an annual award in Major League Baseball awarded to the top hitter in each league.
It was introduced in 1999 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hank Aaron surpassing Babe Ruth's career home run mark.
The "Hank Aaron Award" is the first, and so far only, baseball award commemorating a living player.
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 Hank Aaron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aaron was so proficient a ballplayer at this young age that before his fifteenth birthday he was playing on a semi-pro team, the Pritchett Athletics, as their shortstop and third baseman.
Aaron defended his decision by saying, "I noticed that they never had a show called 'Singles Derby'." Eddie Mathews led the league in home runs with 46 and Aaron led the league in hitting with a.355 average and finished 3rd in MVP voting.
Aaron tied and then surpassed Babe Ruth for the most home runs by a player with a single team when he homered for the 659th time as a Brave on July 19 against the Pirates' Nelson Briles, and for the 660th on July 25 against the Reds' Wayne Simpson.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hank_Aaron   (3846 words)

  
 Hank Aaron - MSN Encarta
Hank Aaron, born in 1934, American baseball player, nicknamed Hammerin’ Hank, whose 755 home runs broke the all-time record previously held by Babe Ruth.
Aaron and two other African Americans were the first fl players admitted to the league.
Death threats and hate mail that Aaron had begun receiving in 1972 intensified, especially from bigots who resented the fact that an African American was about to claim one of baseball’s premier records.
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 Hank Aaron - BR Bullpen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron (born February 5, 1934), a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, is best known for setting the record for most home runs in a career, (755), surpassing the previous mark of 714 by Babe Ruth.
Aaron was born in a part of Mobile, AL called Down By The Bay.
Aaron broke baseball's all time RBI record on May 1, 1975 and on July 20, 1976 Hank Aaron hit his 755th and final home run off the California Angels' Dick Drago at Milwaukee County Stadium.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Hank_Aaron   (3551 words)

  
 Hank Aaron
Aaron won three consecutive Gold Gloves and a Most Valuable Player Award in 1957, and at one time held all-time marks for most games and at-bats.
As great a player as Aaron was, he greatly diminished his stature as a statesman of the game by complaining about the racism of the fans as he pursued Babe Ruth's record - for all that Aaron withstood, after all, at least he didn't come from an orphanage like Ruth did.
Aaron was a symbol of baseball's ability to make heroes out of people of any race or class, but he was also a reminder that even heroes can be whiners.
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Aaron.html   (268 words)

  
 Hank Aaron Award on Baseball Almanac
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants and Manny Ramírez of the Boston Red Sox have been named recipients of the 2004 Hank Aaron Award presented by CENTURY 21 as the result of fan balloting on MLB.com and Century21.com, it was announced today.
Anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record and was the first major award introduced by Major League Baseball in more than 30 years.
The Hank Aaron Award presented by CENTURY 21 recognizes the best overall hitter in each League for a particular season and this is the second year that Century 21 Real Estate Corporation has been the presenting sponsor of the award.
baseball-almanac.com /awards/aw_ha.shtml   (957 words)

  
 Public Broadcasting Atlanta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Hank Aaron, the former member of the Negro American League’s Indianapolis Clowns, was the last Negro League player to also play in the major leagues.
Hank Aaron will be the first to tell you he was bitter for a long time after breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record on April 8, 1974.
Aaron received death threats and hate mail from bigots because he was fl.
www.wabe.org /history/hankaaron.html   (421 words)

  
 BMW World - Hank Aaron and Black History Month
Today, Hank owns Hank Aaron BMW in Atlanta, Georgia, but to generations of baseball fans he is known as the home run king, and one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
Aaron is signed by Milwaukee Braves' scout Dewey Griggs and assigned to their farm club in Eau Claire, Wis. Aaron, playing second base, is selected as Northern League Rookie of the Year.
Aaron homers against Dave Guisti of the Pirates in Atlanta for this 30th homer of the season, establishing a National League record for most seasons with 30 or more homers (12).
www.bmwworld.com /weeklypics/black_history_month.htm   (1726 words)

  
 The Sporting News: Baseball - Henry (Hank) Aaron
Aaron is named National League MVP for the only time in his career.
Aaron appears on the television show "Home Run Derby." Aaron is paid $30,000 for his appearances -- almost as much as his annual salary.
Aaron becomes senior vice president and assistant to the president of the Braves.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/aaron/timeline.html   (1531 words)

  
 A-Rod wins the 2002 Hank Aaron Award
The latest award for the young shortstop is the 2002 American League Hank Aaron Award.
The Hank Aaron Award was introduced in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record.
As the first major award to be introduced in more than 30 years, the Hank Aaron Award recognizes the best overall hitter in each league for a particular season.
latinosportslegends.com /2002/A-rod_wins_Hank_Aaron_award-102502.htm   (265 words)

  
 SI.com - MLB - A-Rod, Pujols named Hank Aaron Award winners - Wednesday October 22, 2003 9:24PM
MIAMI (Ticker) -- St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers were honored Wednesday with the Hank Aaron Award, which goes to the top offensive player in each league.
"I guess anytime you are mentioned with Hank Aaron, it is the ultimate compliment, not only as a hitter, but obviously, the great ballplayer that he was," Rodriguez said.
The Hank Aaron Award was introduced in 1999 and is the first major award to be introduced in more than 30 years.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2003/baseball/mlb/10/22/aaron.award   (428 words)

  
 Hank Aaron | BaseballLibrary.com
Aaron received hate mail and death threats and, when he failed to get number 714 at the end of the 1973 season, he left an entire off-season for speculation and building expectations.
Aaron's blast is the 537th of his career and moves him past Mickey Mantle on the all-time list.
Aaron falls nine votes shy of becoming the first-ever unanimous selection, and his 97.8 election percentage is 2nd only to Ty Cobb's 98.2 percent in the inaugural 1936 election.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/A/Aaron_Hank.stm   (6744 words)

  
 The Sporting News: Baseball - Henry (Hank) Aaron
Aaron: The record we are talking about now was not set in one year and it certainly wasn't going to be broken in one year.
Aaron: I've always said the one player who has a very good chance of breaking the record is Ken Griffey Jr.
Aaron: The home run I hit in Milwaukee to clinch the pennant (in 1957) probably is the greatest moment I had in baseball.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/aaron/152544.html   (1763 words)

  
 The Henry Aaron Award
This award is dedicated to one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.
Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron ranks first in career homeruns and is also third in hits, and first in walks.
Now the award, which is presented by CENTURY 21, is voted on in part by fans at mlb.com to determine who takes the trophy.
www.angelfire.com /wi/fishbert/aaron.html   (102 words)

  
 10/27/2005 - Andruw Jones Wins 2005 NL Hank Aaron Award - Sports - Chattanoogan.com
Aaron, baseball's all-time home run king with 755 long balls, was there to help hand out this hardware, which is presented by CENTURY 21 and now a postseason tradition dating back to its inception in 1999.
What makes this award so unique from all the other individual awards still to come is not only that fans vote at MLB.com in the final phase to determine where it goes, but also that this living legend is there to speak to the recipients about what he believes the honor represents.
And like Hank Aaron says, it's all about consistency and helping the team get to the point that your team wanted to be in.
www.chattanoogan.com /articles/article_74866.asp   (621 words)

  
 Latinos sweep the 1999 Hank Aaron Award.
Latinos sweep the new 1999 Hank Aaron Award - Sammy Sosa and Manny Ramirez.
January 10, 1999 -- The Hank Aaron Award is Major League Baseball's first new major award in more than 30 years and honors Hank Aaron on the 25th anniversary of his breaking the career home run record with 715.
The award is giving to baseball's best complete hitter in the American and National Leagues and was presented by Country Time Lemonade and Hank Aaron during the 1999 League Championship Series.
www.latinosportslegends.com /1999Aaron_award.htm   (487 words)

  
 NetShrine Discussion Forum - The "Hank Aaron Award"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Aaron has a lot of those records because he was remarkably healthy for all his career and he batted more than anyone else.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez won the Hank Aaron award for the second straight year Thursday, with broadcasters voting them the best hitters in their leagues this season.
The Hank Aaron award was introduced by the commissioner's office in 1999.
www.netshrine.com /vbulletin2/printthread.php?t=1012   (826 words)

  
 eBay - hank aaron refractors, Cards, Sports Mem, Cards Fan Shop items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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 Hank Aaron Award Vote / Point Analysis on Baseball Almanac
The Hank Aaron Award was introduced in 1999 to honor the twenty-fifth anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record.
During that season, winners were determined by assigning a pre-determined number of points for each hit, home run, and run batted in.
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a complete vote / points analysis for the Hank Aaron Award.
www.baseball-almanac.com /awards/aw_ha2.shtml   (259 words)

  
 CBS News | MLB Names Award After Aaron | December 13, 1999 05:18:55   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Aaron, honored at a gala dinner attended by President Clinton on Friday night, will have his name on an award presented annually to the best hitter in each league.
In its last report, issued in 1996, baseball said 9 percent of front-office employees on the 28 teams are fl and 8 percent of on-field employees are fl.
Aaron, a senior vice president with the Atlanta Braves, said he was excited about the award.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/1999/02/07/archive/main31889.shtml   (440 words)

  
 Jones, Ortiz win 2005 Hank Aaron Award - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Jones, who won the award for the first time, led the majors with 51 home runs and paced the National League with 128 RBI this past season.
Ortiz, also winning the award for the first time, led the majors with 148 RBI and finished third with 47 home runs while batting.300.
The Hank Aaron Award was first established in 1999 to recognize the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/pittsburghtrib/s_388304.html   (235 words)

  
 St. Louis Cardinals : News : St. Louis Cardinals News
Albert Pujols was the National League MVP in 2005 but didn't win the Hank Aaron Award.
The first phase of balloting for the Hank Aaron Award was conducted from Aug. 2-31, allowing fans to vote for the most outstanding offensive performer in each league.
Since 1999, the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record, Major League Baseball has recognized the best offensive performer from each league with the Hank Aaron Award presented by CENTURY 21.
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 Order crystal awards gifts corporate glass marble personalized plaques custom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Created by our artisans exclusively for Major League Baseball, the Hank Aaron Award clearly established itself as an award of distinction.
The hand-carved maritaca granite base, along with antique bat and banner combination, showcases the award's timeless appeal.
Finished with a subtle etching of the Major League Baseball logo, the award, weighing 12 pounds, sits upon a custom designed cherry wood display.
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 MLB.com : Century 21 presents Hank Aaron Award 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Hank Aaron Award presented by CENTURY 21®
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
One entry in the Sweepstakes per person, regardless of the number of votes cast for the Hank Aaron Award Presented by CENTURY 21 or the method of entry.
www.mlb.com /mlb/awards/y2004/ha/vote_final.html   (161 words)

  
 Hank Aaron and Branch Rickey Award Winners - Baseball-Reference.com
Hank Aaron and Branch Rickey Award Winners - Baseball-Reference.com
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The Hank Aaron Award is awarded annually by MLB to the best hitter in each league..
www.baseball-reference.com /awards/hank_rickey.shtml   (83 words)

  
 Hank Aaron Award Finalists-NL - ProSportsDaily Forums
I voted for Jones, but if he keeps it up I'd like to see him get the MVP, and Lee with the Aaron award.
I think Jones is the MVP as of now w/ Lee as the Hank Aaron award winner - though Pujols isn't far behind in either category.
Lee will win this Hank Aaron Award thing, but sad thing is he'll get screwed out of the MVP.
www.prosportsdaily.com /forums/showthread.php?t=23947   (635 words)

  
 Philadelphia Phillies : News : Philadelphia Phillies News
PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard has been with the Phillies for less than two seasons, but he's already etched his name in the club's 123-year-old record book.
Howard broke Mike Schmidt's club record of 48 home runs and has used a stellar sophomore season to become a finalist for the 2006 National League Hank Aaron Award.
The two players with the most votes in each league will be announced at a presentation ceremony during the World Series.
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 National Baseball Hall of Fame - Henry Aaron's Plaque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
National Baseball Hall of Fame - Henry Aaron's Plaque
Search Our Website for Information on Henry Aaron
The data on all plaques was taken from reliable sources at the time the plaques were made.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /hofers_and_honorees/plaques/aaron_hank.htm   (90 words)

  
 Redleg Nation » Blog Archive » Adam Dunn nominated for Hank Aaron Award
Redleg Nation » Blog Archive » Adam Dunn nominated for Hank Aaron Award
The Reds left fielder has batted second, fourth, fifth and sixth in the lineup, yet has given Cincinnati the same offensive production he has always offered: a high on-base and slugging percentage to go with big home run, and RBI totals.
And for his efforts, Dunn has been selected as the Reds’ nominee for the eighth-annual Hank Aaron Award.
redlegnation.com /2006/08/03/adam-dunn-nominated-for-hank-aaron-award   (250 words)

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