Hardy is Orioles' Aaron nominee

Major League Baseball has announced that shortstop J.J. Hardy is the Orioles' nominee for the annual Hank Aaron Award, which goes to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league.

Each team gets a nominee and fans can vote at mlb.com or at any of the 30 club sites.


Hardy hit 30 homers, tying for most by a shortstop this season.

The complete list of finalists for the 2011 Hank Aaron Award are:



J.J. Hardy

Arizona Diamondbacks

Justin Upton

Boston Red Sox

Adrian Gonzalez

Atlanta Braves

Brian McCann

Chicago White Sox

Paul Konerko

Chicago Cubs

Aramis Ramirez


Cleveland Indians

Asdrubal Cabrera

Cincinnati Reds

Joey Votto

Detroit Tigers

Miguel Cabrera

Colorado Rockies

Troy Tulowitzki

Kansas City Royals

Alex Gordon

Florida Marlins

Mike Stanton

LA Angels of Anaheim

Mark Trumbo

Houston Astros

Carlos Lee

Minnesota Twins

Michael Cuddyer

Los Angeles Dodgers

Matt Kemp

New York Yankees

Curtis Granderson

Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan Braun

Oakland Athletics

Josh Willingham

New York Mets

Jose Reyes

Seattle Mariners

Dustin Ackley

Philadelphia Phillies

Ryan Howard

Tampa Bay Rays

Evan Longoria

Pittsburgh Pirates

Andrew McCutchen

Texas Rangers

Michael Young

St. Louis Cardinals

Albert Pujols

Toronto Blue Jays

Jose Bautista

San Diego Padres

Cameron Maybin

San Francisco Giants

Pablo Sandoval

Washington Nationals

Michael Morse

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