Some days, we marvel at the astronomical salaries of the stars of the game, or shake our heads at those having run-ins with the law, or having transgressed the MLB illegal substance policies.
Sometimes the sport gives us something much more important, like today.
|Clemente, from ESPN.go.com|
Today, Major League Baseball announced the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award.
As appears on MLB.com:
The award recognizes a player who best represents the game through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. Each club nominates one player in an effort to pay tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others.
Wednesday (Sept 16, 2015) marks the 14th annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by MLB to honor Clemente's legacy and to officially acknowledge local club nominees of the award in his honor. The 12-time All-Star and Pirates Hall of Famer died in a plane crash on Dec. 31, 1972, while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Between September 16th and October 9th, fans can view nominee details and vote on their pick to win this important award by visiting ChevyBaseball.com
If you'd like to learn more about Roberto Clemente, you can click and go to the Roberto Clemente Day page of the National Baseball Hall of Fame website.
The Roberto Clemente Award is something everyone can cheer about, whether your team is 3.5 games up, or 16 back, with 19 left to play.
Go Jays, Go!