Monday, September 16, 2013

Pair Of Yankees Relievers In The Running For Awards

Mariano Rivera has been named one of six finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award honoring those players who have not only outstanding on the field performances but also off the field contributions to the community. The other five finalists are Nick Swisher, Chase Utley, Carlos Beltran, Adrian Gonzalez, and Raul Ibanez. Past winners of the award were Curtis Granderson, Chipper Jones, and Jim Thome most recently. I cannot fathom a way where Mo does not win this award whether it be because, well he deserves it, because I am a homer, or because it is his final season. Whatever one it is or combination of the three it takes to get Mo this award is okay with me.

David Robertson has been named the Yankees nomination for the Roberto Clemente Award that honors the players who "best exemplify the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and the individual's contribution to his team" both on and off the field. Past Yankees winners have been Derek Jeter, Ken Singleton, and Ron Guidry and every team has a nominee that will be voted on by the fans.

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