Roberto Clemente Award: Award missing from Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera’s showcase to close his career | The USA Print

Roberto Clemente Award: Award missing from Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera's showcase to close his career

After 21 years in the Major Leagues, veteran player Miguel Cabrera is in his last season as a player. In these two decades, the Venezuelan has been able to obtain very important individual awards.

Perhaps the most important was the Triple Crown he achieved in 2012. But in addition to that feat, which only 14 players have been able to achieve in the entire history of the MLB, Cabrera has achieved 12 calls to the All Star Game, seven Silver Sluggers and four batting titles.

This places Miggy as a player who has won virtually every trophy, including a World Series in 2003, however There is a prize that the Maracayero could win this year and thus close his career with a flourish.

This award is the Roberto Clemente, an award given annually to the player who is selected for his admirable character and charitable contributions to the community. Cabrera is nominated this year for the award.

Roberto Clemente Award: Award missing from Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera's showcase to close his career | The USA Print
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In the past Cabrera had already had the opportunity to win this award, He has been nominated nine times. Although he has never been able to be elected. Even since 1973, no Detroit Tigers player has been able to win this award.

This past year Cabrera has been honored in every stadium he has visited, and franchises have donated money to his foundation. The Cabrera Family Scholarship, a scholarship fund created in 2017, awards two renewable scholarships each year to first-generation college students from Michigan and South Florida.

The Venezuelan also carries out a program called “Miggy Wood 24” aimed at young people between 11 and 18 years old. This program includes a visit from scouts, which allows the possibility of becoming visible in the baseball world and obtaining a possible future signature.

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The 30 MLB franchises nominated their candidates, Cabrera will have to compete in the voting against figures such as Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), Francisco Lindor (New York Mets), Salvador Pérez (Kansas City Royals) or Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays).

A panel of experts consisting of members of the Commissioner’s Office, Capital One, MLB affiliate networks (MLB Network, FOX Sports, ESPN and TBS), MLB.comthe National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as Roberto’s sons, Enrique, Luis and Roberto Clemente, Jr. will be in charge of choosing the winner and presenting the award during the 2023 World Series.

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