After nearly 17 millions fans voted for who they feel are their Hometown Heros for each franchise, MLB released the first 10 players, as voted by the fans. ESPN debuted the first of three "DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes" and the winners are...
Atlanta Braves: Hank Aaron
Hall of Famer; baseball's all-time home run leader with 755.
Baltimore Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr.
All-time leader for consecutive games played with 2,632.
Chicago White Sox: Frank Thomas
Two-time AL Most Valuable Player (1993-94); now leading Oakland.
Florida Marlins: Dontrelle Willis
Two-time All-Star (2003, 2005); NL Rookie of the Year (2003).
New York Yankees: Babe Ruth
Hall of Famer; 714 homers; seven-time World Series champion; the legend.
Oakland Athletics: Reggie Jackson
Hall of Famer; 14-time All-Star (1969, 1971-75, 1977-84).
Philadelphia Phillies: Mike Schmidt
Hall of Famer; three-time NL Most Valuable Player (1980, '81, '86).
Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Wade Boggs
Hall of Famer; led AL in batting average (1985-88); 3,000th hit as a Ray.
Toronto Blue Jays: Joe Carter
Five-time All-Star (1991-94, '96); walk-off homer won 1993 World Series.
Washington Nationals: Gary Carter
Hall of Fame catcher; 11-time All-Star; led Montreal before club moved to DC.