Players Selected for Philanthropic and Humanitarian Efforts Will Be Recognized by Clubs Beginning on Roberto Clemente Day, Wednesday, September 15th
September 15th – Also the Start of Hispanic Heritage Month
Will Be Celebrated As Roberto Clemente Day in Perpetuity
For First Time, League-Wide Celebration of Hall of Famer’s Legacy Will Give Nominees and Previous Clemente Award Winners the Option to Wear Roberto’s “21” On Their Respective Uniforms
The 30 Club nominees for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award, baseball’s most prestigious individual honor for Major Leaguers, feature some of the game’s most philanthropic and humanitarian players, including 18 first-time nominees.
The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a Major League player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. The nominees will be officially recognized beginning on Wednesday, September 15th, Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor the late Hall of Famer’s legacy as a humanitarian. On this 20th annual Roberto Clemente Day, MLB has also announced that September 15th – which is the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month – will be celebrated as Roberto Clemente Day in perpetuity.
The 30 Club nominees of the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award are listed below:
Arizona Diamondbacks – David Peralta*
Atlanta Braves – Will Smith*
Baltimore Orioles – Trey Mancini*
Boston Red Sox – Nathan Eovaldi*
Chicago Cubs – Jason Heyward
Chicago White Sox – Liam Hendriks
Cincinnati Reds – Joey Votto*
Cleveland Indians – Aaron Civale*
Colorado Rockies – Ian Desmond
Detroit Tigers – Miguel Cabrera
Houston Astros – Alex Bregman
Kansas City Royals – Salvador Perez*
Los Angeles Angels – Mike Trout
Los Angeles Dodgers – Justin Turner
Miami Marlins – Miguel Rojas
Milwaukee Brewers – Brent Suter
Minnesota Twins – Nelson Cruz
New York Mets – Pete Alonso*
New York Yankees – Kyle Higashioka*
Oakland Athletics – Tony Kemp
Philadelphia Phillies – Alec Bohm*
Pittsburgh Pirates – Jacob Stallings*
San Diego Padres – Joe Musgrove*
San Francisco Giants – Brandon Crawford*
Seattle Mariners – Kyle Seager*
St. Louis Cardinals – Paul Goldschmidt
Tampa Bay Rays – Ryan Yarbrough*
Texas Rangers – Jose Trevino*
Toronto Blue Jays – Bo Bichette*
Washington Nationals – Max Scherzer*
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