Rockies Shortstop Story Among 30 Nominees for Hank Aaron Award

Shortstop Trevor Story is the Rockies nominee for the 2018 Hank Aaron Award, one of 13 2018 All-Stars nominated by the 30 Major League ballclubs. This year marks the 20th anniverary of the award, named in honor of the Hall of fame outfielder.

Past winners Mike Trout of the Angels, Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamonbacks and Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees also are among the nominees.Also for the ninth consecutive year, a special panel of Hall of Fame players, led by Hank Aaron himself, will also vote on the winners of the award, which is officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball.

The panel of Hall of Famers include Roberto Alomar, Johnny Bench, Craig Biggio, Ken Griffey Jr., Eddie Murray and Robin Yount. These Hall of Famers – who combined for 17,010 hits, 8,844 RBI and 2,275 home runs – have all been personally selected by Aaron to lend their expertise to select the best offensive performer in each League. 

Continuing through October 8, fans have the opportunity to select one American League and one National League winner from a list comprising of one finalist per Club. The winners of the 2018 Hank Aaron Award will be announced during the 114th World Series.

Past winners of the Hank Aaron Award include: Stanton and Jose Altuve (2017); Kris Bryant and David Ortiz (2016); Donaldson and Bryce Harper (2015); Stanton and Trout (2014); Miguel Cabrera and Goldschmidt (2013); Cabrera and Posey (2012); Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp (2011); Bautista and Votto (2010); Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols (2009); Aramis Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis (2008); Alex Rodriguez and Prince Fielder (2007); Jeter and Ryan Howard (2006); Ortiz and Andruw Jones (2005); Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds (2004); Rodriguez and Pujols (2003); Rodriguez and Bonds (2001-02); Carlos Delgado and Todd Helton (2000) and Manny Ramirez and Sammy Sosa (1999).

American League National League
Orioles Adam Jones Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt
Red Sox J.D. Martinez Braves Freddie Freeman
White Sox José Abreu Cubs Javier Báez
Indians José Ramírez Reds Scooter Gennett
Tigers Nicholas Castellanos Rockies Trevor Story
Astros Alex Bregman Dodgers Max Muncy
Royals Whit Merrifield Marlins J.T. Realmuto
Angels Mike Trout Brewers Christian Yelich
Twins Eddie Rosario Mets Michael Conforto
Yankees Giancarlo Stanton Phillies Rhys Hoskins
Athletics Khris Davis Pirates Gregory Polanco
Mariners Mitch Haniger Padres Franmil Reyes
Rays Joey Wendle Giants Evan Longoria
Rangers Joey Gallo Cardinals Matt Carpenter
Blue Jays Justin Smoak Nationals Anthony Rendon

Also for the ninth consecutive year, a special panel of Hall of Fame players, led by Hank Aaron himself, will also vote on the winners of the award, which is officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball.

The panel of Hall of Famers include Roberto Alomar, Johnny Bench, Craig Biggio, Ken Griffey Jr., Eddie Murray and Robin Yount. These Hall of Famers – who combined for 17,010 hits, 8,844 RBI and 2,275 home runs – have all been personally selected by Aaron to lend their expertise to select the best offensive performer in each League. 

Continuing through October 8, fans have the opportunity to select one American League and one National League winner from a list comprising of one finalist per Club. The winners of the 2018 Hank Aaron Award will be announced during the 114th World Series.

Past winners of the Hank Aaron Award include: Stanton and Jose Altuve (2017); Kris Bryant and David Ortiz (2016); Donaldson and Bryce Harper (2015); Stanton and Trout (2014); Miguel Cabrera and Goldschmidt (2013); Cabrera and Posey (2012); Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp (2011); Bautista and Votto (2010); Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols (2009); Aramis Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis (2008); Alex Rodriguez and Prince Fielder (2007); Jeter and Ryan Howard (2006); Ortiz and Andruw Jones (2005); Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds (2004); Rodriguez and Pujols (2003); Rodriguez and Bonds (2001-02); Carlos Delgado and Todd Helton (2000) and Manny Ramirez and Sammy Sosa (1999).

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