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With over 17,000,000 votes cast by baseball fans, DHL's Hometown Heroes were shown in three parts on ESPN. Fans were asked to vote for their favorite player on each of the 30 major league teams. Voting occurred in MLB stadiums,, by cell phone or at any DHL shipping center nationwide. Players were selected according to an combination of career achievements, leadership, and character during voting from July 18 to September 17, 2006.

"DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes" Official Selection Panel

  • Orestes Destrade, Broadcaster, ESPN and XM Satellite Radio
  • Steve Hirdt, Executive Vice President, Elias Sports Bureau
  • Jerome Holtzman, Official MLB historian and member of the writer's wing of the Hall of Fame
  • Richard C. Levin, President, Yale University
  • Dinn Mann, Editor-In-Chief,
  • Tim McCarver, Broadcaster, FOX Sports
  • Jose de Jesus Ortiz, Writer, Houston Chronicle
  • Harold Reynolds, Broadcaster, ESPN
  • Ken Shouler, historian, author of The Real 100 Best Players of All-time and Why
  • Claire Smith, Assistant Sports Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Don Sutton, Broadcaster, Turner Sports and member of Baseball Hall of Fame
"DHL PRESENTS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HOMETOWN HEROES" OFFICIAL FRANCHISE NOMINEES ANGELS ASTROS ATHLETICS BLUE JAYS BRAVES Jim Abbott Jeff Bagwell Dennis Eckersley Roberto Alomar Hank Aaron Don Baylor Craig Biggio Lefty Grove Joe Carter Chipper Jones Rod Carew Larry Dierker Rickey Henderson Tony Fernandez Phil Niekro Chuck Finley Nolan Ryan Jim "Catfish" Hunter Pat Hentgen John Smoltz Tim Salmon Jimmy Wynn Reggie Jackson Dave Stieb Warren Spahn BREWERS CARDINALS CUBS DEVIL RAYS DIAMONDBACKS Cecil Cooper Lou Brock Ernie Banks Wade Boggs Jay Bell Rollie Fingers Bob Gibson Ferguson Jenkins Carl Crawford Luis Gonzalez Jim Gantner Stan Musial Ryne Sandberg Roberto Hernandez Randy Johnson Paul Molitor Albert Pujols Ron Santo Aubrey Huff Todd Stottlemyre Robin Yount Ozzie Smith Billy Williams Fred McGriff Matt Williams DODGERS GIANTS INDIANS MARINERS MARLINS Roy Campanella Barry Bonds Earl Averill Jay Buhner Josh Beckett Sandy Koufax Juan Marichal Larry Doby Ken Griffey, Jr. Luis Castillo Pee Wee Reese Willie Mays Bob Feller Edgar Martinez Jeff Conine Jackie Robinson Willie McCovey Nap Lajoie Jamie Moyer Robb Nen Duke Snider Mel Ott Tris Speaker Ichiro Suzuki Dontrelle Willis METS NATIONALS ORIOLES PADRES PHILLIES John Franco Gary Carter Eddie Murray Brian Giles Richie Ashburn Tug McGraw Livan Hernandez Jim Palmer Tony Gwynn Steve Carlton Mike Piazza Brian Schneider Cal Ripken, Jr. Trevor Hoffman Chuck Klein Tom Seaver Rusty Staub Brooks Robinson Randy Jones Robin Roberts Darryl Strawberry Jose Vidro Frank Robinson Dave Winfield Mike Schmidt PIRATES RANGERS RED SOX REDS ROCKIES Roberto Clemente Rusty Greer Roger Clemens Johnny Bench Dante Bichette Ralph Kiner Ivan Rodriguez Jim Rice Joe Morgan Vinny Castilla Bill Mazeroski Nolan Ryan Ted Williams Tony Perez Andres Galarraga Willie Stargell Jim Sundberg Carl Yastrzemski Frank Robinson Todd Helton Honus Wagner Mark Teixeira Cy Young Pete Rose Larry Walker ROYALS TIGERS TWINS WHITE SOX YANKEES George Brett Ty Cobb Rod Carew Luke Appling Yogi Berra Amos Otis Charlie Gehringer Kent Hrbek Harold Baines Joe DiMaggio Bret Saberhagen Hank Greenberg Harmon Killebrew Nellie Fox Lou Gehrig Mike Sweeney Al Kaline Tony Oliva Minnie Minoso Mickey Mantle Frank White Alan Trammell Kirby Puckett Frank Thomas Babe Ruth
DHL's Hometown Heroes, 2006
TeamPlayerTotal Votes
Arizona DiamondbacksRandy Johnson256,011
Atlanta BravesHank Aaron452,824
Baltimore OriolesCal Ripken Jr.357,667
Boston Red SoxTed Williams350,961
Chicago CubsErnie Banks352,381
Chicago White SoxFrank Thomas218,935
Cincinnati RedsPete Rose294,056
Cleveland Indians Bob Feller303,593
Colorado Rockies Larry Walker196,413
Detroit Tigers Ty Cobb370,471
Florida Marlins Dontrelle Willis203,264
Houston Astros Nolan Ryan355,548
Kansas City Royals George Brett431,346
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Rod Carew317,888
Los Angeles Dodgers Jackie Robinson251,503
Milwaukee Brewers Robin Yount246,642
Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett276,624
New York Mets Tom Seaver302,383
New York Yankees Babe Ruth298,135
Oakland Athletics Reggie Jackson198,846
Philadelphia Phillies Mike Schmidt358,815
Pittsburgh Pirates Roberto Clemente350,305
San Diego Padres Tony Gwynn393,629
San Francisco Giants Willie Mays447,016
Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr.323,313
St. Louis Cardinals Stan Musial219,220
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Wade Boggs201,414
Texas Rangers Nolan Ryan354,772
Toronto Blue Jays Joe Carter294,791
Washington Nationals Gary Carter249,653
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