Baseball gets Clemente Award nominees

Sept. 6, 2007 at 3:43 PM

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball is taking names for its annual Roberto Clemente Award, recognizing sportsmanship, community service and positive team contributions.

Each Major League team names one player named as a club recipient, and the 30 are nominees for the national award.

“It stands for what my father lived for and he represented over time,” his son, Luis, said on MLB.com. “I think the players that are doing a lot of good and get involved with different charities, to be recognized for that matter is very important, so we will always have players who don't forget the importance of representing baseball, and at the same time as a human being, giving back to society.”

Some of this season’s nominees are Chicago Cubs first baseman Derek Lee, Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, pitchers Tim Hudson (Atlanta) and Jamie Walker (Baltimore) and outfielder Torii Hunter (Minnesota).

The winner will be announced during Game 3 of the 2007 World Series.

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