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Hank Aaron Award finalists for best offensive player include Shohei Ohtani, Bryce Harper

The finalists for the Hank Aaron Award -- the first since the legend's death -- include Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bryce Harper, Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr.

The winners of the award, which was established in 1999 by Major League Baseball to honor the best offensive player in each league, will be announced during the World Series.

Ohtani, the favorite for American League MVP, is the first player who also pitches ever nominated. In addition to him and Guerrero, New York's Aaron Judge, Baltimore's Cedric Mullins, Oakland's Matt Olson, Kansas City's Salvador Perez and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez are the AL nominees.