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Speaking of Morneau

Posted at 3:15 PM on August 2, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Morneau up for Hank Aaron Award
The search for a power hitter has been quite a long one for the Twins.

Since 1987, the club hasn't had a player hit 30 home runs in a season. But that appears to be changing this year, with the emergence of 25-year-old first baseman Justin Morneau.

Regarded as a potential power bat for most of his young career, Morneau has finally developed into the type of hitter the club had hoped he would become by hitting .317 with 28 home runs, 20 doubles and 86 RBIs through 97 games this season.

That type of production has placed Morneau amongst the top hitters in the American League and made him a candidate for this year's Hank Aaron Award.

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