PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Domonic Brown got his chance to play every day for the Philadelphia Phillies, and took full advantage.
He was rewarded during the season when he was selected as a Phillies representative for the MLB All-Star Game. Today, it was announced that Brown is the Phillies candidate for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award, voted on by fans a panel of Hall Of Famers, and given out to the top offensive performer in baseball in each league. One player is nominated from each MLB team. The former player panel is led by Aaron, and also includes Roberto Alomar, Johnny Bench, Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Eddie Murray and Robin Yount.
Brown led the Phillies in home runs (27), RBI (83) and slugging percentage (.494) this season.
Past winners of the award is Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey (2012), Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp (2011), Bautista and Joey 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); David 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).
Fans can vote for their choice for the Hank Aaron Award at MLB.COM until October 10th.