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Weeks Nominated For Clemente Award


PITTSBURGH, PA (WSAU)Rickie Weeks was named yesterday as the Brewers’ nominee for Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award. The honor goes to the player who best represents the game both on-and-off the field through sportsmanship and community involvement.

Each of the 30 big league teams chooses a nominee – and fans can vote online for the national winner at MLB-Dot-Com-slash-ClementeAward. The fan winner gets one vote in the selection panel that chooses the final honoree.

The award pays tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character. He died in a New Year’s Eve plane crash in 1972 while delivering supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

Weeks, the Brewers’ second baseman, supports a number of causes. Among other things, they benefit child dental care, diabetes treatments, fostering fatherhood, a Y-M-C-A swimming program, and free Brewers’ tickets for youth groups. Weeks will be recognized as the Brewers’ Clemente Award nominee on September 29th at Miller Park.