Major League Baseball announced this Thursday the finalists who will opt for the Roberto Clemente Award in its 2022 edition, which includes three Latinos from 30 candidates, all Venezuelans, one for each team.
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and Miami Marlins pitcher Pablo López are Latin American representatives.
Cabrera is widely recognized in the community for his Fundación Miguel Cabrera, a charity founded on Miguel’s belief that we can achieve great things when we work hard, dream big and help others. can. Beyond personal donations and charitable grants and scholarships, Miguel is extremely generous with his time, especially when it comes to sick or disabled children.
For his part, over the years, Altuve has teamed up with several teammates to host “Team Up at Tootsies”, a charity event that raised dollars for the Jose Altuve Foundation, animal shelters and children’s charities Huh. , Jose was also active during the pandemic, when he founded Kids Meal, Inc. to help children in need. Partnered with Astros Foundation to provide 60,000 meals to
Over the years, Jose has made several visits to children battling serious illnesses and has supported various charitable efforts in his native Venezuela.
While Lopez supports the Miami Marlins Foundation’s fundraising efforts, such as a 30-minute pitching lesson in the bullpen at Londepot Park for a young man, by donating his time and talent to a one-of-a-kind auction package. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences create lifelong memories for fans while raising funds to support Miami Marlins Foundation programming.
The 30 nominees from each team for the Roberto Clemente Award are some of the most philanthropic and humanitarian players in the sport, including 16 first-time nominees. The Roberto Clemente Award recognizes each year a Major League player who best represents the game of baseball through exceptional character, commitment to community, most philanthropic and positive contributions on and off the field.
As part of the program, each club annually nominates one player for the award in tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character. The list of nominees includes players with a variety of community and philanthropic activities that focus on important causes, such as supporting disadvantaged children and communities in the United States and around the world, those affected by cancer and other diseases. To support, to initiate social justice. , protect the environment and much more.
Nominees will be officially recognized on Thursday, September 15, Roberto Clemente Day. Major League Baseball established Roberto Clemente Day in 2002 to honor the human legacy of the late Hall of Famer.
Fans can vote for the Roberto Clemente Award via LasMayores.com/clemente21. The page will feature profiles of each nominee and allow fans to vote until the end of the season on Wednesday, October 5. The winner of the fan votes will be counted as one of the votes cast in the Fantastic Panel. The concept of recognizing Major League players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the “Commissioner’s Award”. The award was renamed the “Roberto Clemente Award” in 1973 as a tribute to Clemente after his death in a plane crash on December 31, 1972, for a relief mission for earthquake victims in Nicaragua.