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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Chris Davis has been named the Orioles’ nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award in recognition of his outstanding offensive performance.
“It is a great honor that Major League Baseball recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league with an award in my name,” said Aaron. “The game is full of so many talented players today that I am thankful my fellow Hall of Famers and the fans assist in selecting the much deserving winners.”
Davis recorded one of the greatest offensive seasons in major league history as he led the major leagues in home runs (53), RBI (138) and extra-base hits (96), and finished second in slugging percentage (.634) and OPS (1.004). His 53 homers and 370 total bases set club records and his 138 RBI were fourth-most in Orioles history. He also ranked among the AL leaders in runs scored (tied for second with 103) and doubles (tied for third with 42) and became the third player in MLB history to hit at least 50 home runs and 40 doubles in a season, joining Babe Ruth (1921) and Albert Belle (1995).
The winners of the 2013 Hank Aaron Award will be announced during the 2013 World Series.
Fans can vote until Thursday here.