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Dodgers: Max Muncy Named Finalist for Hank Aaron Award

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May 20, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) stands in the on deck circle against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning at Nationals Park. The Dodgers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Max Muncy is one of 30 finalists for the 2018 Hank Aaron Award, given to the most outstanding offensive players in each league.  The award, which was introduced in 1999 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Aaron’s record-breaking home run, is based on the results of a vote between fans, broadcasters, and analysts.

Muncy will be competing against an excellent list of fellow sluggers, a list which includes Christian Yelich, Paul Goldschmidt, Javier Baez, and the Giant’s Evan Longoria among others.

Fans can do their part to help “Mad Max” take home the 2018 Hank Aaron Award by voting here.

The winning players will be announced on October 8th – if selected Muncy would be the 1st Dodger since Matt Kemp won the award following his fantastic 2011 season.

Max’s put together an award-worthy campaign of his own.  After sitting out the 2017 season, following his release from the Oakland Athletics organization, Muncy transformed himself into one of the Dodgers’ top hitters and a legitimate MLB slugger.  Across the National League, Max is 5th in slugging percentage, 3rd in OPS, 5th in home runs, 1st in AB per home run, and 10th in walks.

Win or lose, Muncy has put together an incredible season, especially when you consider that just a year ago it was plausible he would never play in a MLB game again.  Max shined under the national spotlight after his commendable performance in the 2018 Home Run Derby—knocking out MVP-candidate Javier Baez in the 1st round.  Since then, he’s given Dodgers fans moment-after-moment of big-time hits—including this memorable one that helped lift the Dodgers to their 6th straight NL West title.

Win or lose, Muncy has put together an incredible season, especially when you consider that just a year ago it was plausible he would never play in a MLB game again.  Max shined under the national spotlight after his commendable performance in the 2018 Home Run Derby—knocking out MVP-candidate Javier Baez in the 1st round.  Since then, he’s given Dodgers fans moment-after-moment of big-time hits—including this memorable one that helped lift the Dodgers to their 6th straight NL West title.

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Written by Isaac Castro

Born and raised in Southern California, his earliest Dodgers' memories are watching the games from his Grandmother's living room in Oxnard, CA and packing in on Friday nights with his family of 7 to Chavez Ravine. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics, and still resides in enemy territory. He plans on naming his first born after Chase Utley.

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