Two of MLB‘s best sluggers have taken home a prestigious honor.
Judge had a historic season in what could have been his final year as a member of the New York Yankees, hitting 62 home runs and breaking the American League single-season home run record that stood for over six decades, helping lead the Yankees to a 99-win season and their first AL East title since 2019.
Goldschmidt also had a season to remember, hitting 35 homers and driving in 115 runs while helping lead the Cardinals to their first NL Central title since 2019.
MLB announced the news yesterday.
Aaron Judge (AL) and Paul Goldschmidt (NL) have won the 2022 Hank Aaron Award, MLB announces.
The award is given annually to the best overall offensive performer in each league. pic.twitter.com/pKVRJSwwFP
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) November 9, 2022
MVP Candidates Win Hank Aaron Awards
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to the best offensive performer in each league.
Judge and Goldschmidt are also both the likely favorites to take home the American League and National League MVP Awards.
Both sluggers came close to taking home the Triple Crown Award in their respective league.
In addition to his 62 homers, Judge hit for a .311 average, knocked in 131 runs, and posted an OPS of 1.111, while Goldschmidt hit .317 and posted a .982 OPS.
The MVP Award winners will be announced next Thursday.
For now, Goldschmidt and Judge have each earned a prestigious honor thanks to historic offensive seasons.