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David Ortiz was voted the "This Year in Baseball" Hitter of the Year for the 2004 Major League Baseball season. Nearly 800,000 ballots were cast for this year's awards by baseball fans around the globe. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Click here for a complete list of winners and final voting tallies.



Adrian Beltre
Beltre led the Majors in home runs, and ranked in the top 10 in average (7th), hits (200, 8th), slugging (.629, 4th), total bases (376, 2nd) and RBIs (121, 8th) .
  56K | 350K

Barry Bonds
Bonds set Major League records with a .609 on-base percentage, 1.421 OPS and 232 walks. He also led the NL in batting average and slugging (.812).
  56K | 350K

Jim Edmonds
Edmonds ranked among the NL leaders in on-base percentage (.418, 6th), slugging (.643, 3rd), home runs (5th), total bases (320, 6th) and RBIs (6th).
  56K | 350K

Vladimir Guerrero
Guerrero didn't skip a beat after moving to the AL, leading his league in runs (124) and total bases (366), while ranking third in AVG and fourth in HR and RBIs.
  56K | 350K

Todd Helton
Helton continued to post amazing numbers, ranking second in the NL in AVG, on-base percentage (.469) and OPS (1.088), and fifth in slugging (.620).
  56K | 350K

David Ortiz
Ortiz's monster bat helped lead Boston back to the postseason. He ranked second in the AL in home runs, slugging (.603), total bases (351) and RBIs.
  56K | 350K

Albert Pujols
Pujols posted his fourth straight .300-plus, 30-plus HR, 120-plus RBI, 100-plus run season, the only player ever to start a career with those numbers.
  56K | 350K

Manny Ramirez
Ramirez topped the AL in home runs, slugging (.613) and OPS (1.009), ranking third in the league in RBIs and fourth in total bases (348).
  56K | 350K

Scott Rolen
Despite missing 20 games, Rolen set personal bests in batting average, on-base percentage (.409), slugging percentage (.598), home runs and RBIs.
  56K | 350K

Gary Sheffield
Sheffield's clutch bat propelled the Yankees to the AL East crown. He ranked fifth in the league in homers, sixth in RBIs and second in walks.
  56K | 350K

Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro set a new Major League record with 262 base hits. He placed second in the AL in on-base percentage (.414) and sixth in total bases (320).
  56K | 350K

Miguel Tejada
Tejada's 150 RBIs led the Majors in 2004 (11 more than any other player). He also ranked fourth in the AL in hits (203) and third in total bases (349).
  56K | 350K