Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/24/11

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers were named as recipients of the Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the outstanding performers in each league.

Bautista became just the third player to repeat as winner of the award, which is selected by voting from fans and a chosen group of Hall of Fame members.

Bautista led the majors with 43 home runs while batting a career-high.302 and driving in 103 runs. He joins Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds as repeat winners.

Kemp came close to capturing the National League Triple Crown while finishing just shy of becoming the fifth player in history to record a 40-40 campaign.

The All-Star slugger batted .324 while leading the league with 39 homers and 115 RBIs. He also had 40 steals - second in the NL.

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