WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Ryan Howard, who led Major League Baseball with 58 home runs this season, and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter were named winners of the Hank Aaron Award for hitting Wednesday.
Howard, a first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, was named on 33 percent of ballots in an Internet fan vote to capture the National League honor while Jeter received 37 percent support to win the American League trophy, according to reports from St. Louis.
Jeter was second in the American League with a .343 batting average. The seven-time All-Star had a 25-game hit streak, the longest by a Yankee since 1942, and helped New York achieve the league's best regular-season record.
Howard led the major leagues with 149 runs.