Congratulations to Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols and Yankees superstar Derek Jeter who were named the Hank Aaron award winners for the National and American leagues, respectively.
The award honors the outstanding offensive player in each league. It was the second time the St. Louis first baseman has received the honor.
Pujols hit .327 with 47 homers and 135 runs batted in for the 2009 season. The award was presented at the fourth game of the World Series Sunday night in Philadelphia. Jeter, who hit .334with 18 homers and 66 RBIs, was there of course because his Yankees were in the process of seizing a 3-1 lead over the Phillies in the fall classic. It's just a shame that Albert wasn't there playing against him.
It's nice to see that not only are Jeter and Pujols probably the best players in their league for the last decade. But it would be tough to find a couple of better human beings in all of baseball.