Miguel Cabrera, Buster Posey named Hank Aaron Award winners

Buster Posey and Miguel Cabrera are the Hank Aaron award winners for 2012. - Doug Pensinger

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants were given the Hank Aaron Award prior to Game 3 on Saturday - the first time both winners are playing in the World Series.

Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey took home the Hank Aaron Award in their respective leagues, prior to Game 3 of the World Series. The award is given to the outstanding offensive performer in each league. It was the first time the winners were both participants in the World Series.

Cabrera won the American League Triple Crown with a .330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBI. It was the first time since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 that anyone accomplished the feat. He also led the league in total bases (377), extra-base hits (84) and slugging percentage (.606).

Posey led the majors with a .336 batting average. He also hit 24 home runs, totaled 103 RBI, had a .408 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of .549. Posey played in just 45 games last year after a home plate collision ended his season on May 25.

The award was voted for by fans on MLB.com and a panel of Aaron, Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan and Robin Yount. All five are members of the Hall of Fame. The award was established in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record.

Last year's winners were Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.