Hank Aaron Award goes to Miguel Cabrera, Buster Posey

By: Jonathan Bennett

For Major League Baseball stars Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, winning awards may not seem all that important. However, that was not the case on October 27, as both men were thoroughly excited be receiving a very special award, the Advisor & Source reports.

The two players were in the presence of greatness as they were set to receive one of the top awards in all of baseball – the Hank Aaron Award for the American League and National League respectively. This recognition is special because it awards the top offensive players in both leagues as voted on by the fans and a panel consisting of Hall of Fame players like Aaron, Paul Molitor and Joe Morgan.

"I'm humbled Hank Aaron knows who I am," Posey said as he took the stage to accept his award, the news source reports.

Cabrera felt the same way, admitting he was a bit nervous and overwhelmed to be accepting such a prestigious award.

"I’m very nervous right now," Cabrera told the crowd. "I want to thank you very much for giving me this opportunity. It's an honor."

The Associated Press reports both men are deserving of the title, as Cabrera won the Triple Crown this past season and Posey hit .336, becoming the first catcher in the league to win the batting title since 1942.

The custom awards created by FineAwards.com represent the thrill of baseball and for these two men, a chance to make history.