PHILADELPHIA CREAM – World Series Champion and two-time All-Star Justin Turner was named the recipient of the 2022 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Capital One, Major League Baseball’s most prestigious individual player honor. Turner, nominated by the Los Angeles Dodgers, is the third Dodger to win the award, joining Steve Garvey (1981), and Clayton Kershaw (2012). Turner will officially receive the Roberto Clemente Award from Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., the Clemente family and a Capital One representative at a pregame press conference ahead of Game 3 of the Series. World Cup presented by Capital One at Citizens Bank Park.
Turner, who has been nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Capital One by the Dodgers in five of the past six seasons, is recognized for his consistent philanthropy in his native Los Angeles community which has been his MLB home for the past nine recent seasons. . Justin has made significant contributions to Los Angeles in the following ways:
Due to Justin’s considerable generosity to the Los Angeles area over the years, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously declared January 22, 2019 to be “Justin Turner Day”.
“The Dodger organization is very proud that Justin Turner has won the 2022 Roberto Clemente Award,” said Stan Kasten, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers. “Justin and his wife, Kourtney, embody everything the award represents. Their unwavering dedication to the community and support of everyone around them is truly special and we can all strive to achieve that.
“Capital One is extremely proud to sponsor the Roberto Clemente Award, honoring the legacy of one of baseball’s greatest figures,” said Andy Navarrete, executive vice president and chief external affairs officer at Capital One. “Justin Turner’s consistent demonstration of his dedication to supporting those in need exemplifies Roberto Clemente’s spirit of service. During his tenure in Los Angeles, Justin achieved success on the court while working tirelessly to help those who face homelessness, hunger and serious illness in his community.”
The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Capital One 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. outside. The concept of honoring Major League players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the “Commissioner’s Award”. It was renamed the “Roberto Clemente Award” in 1973 to honor the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while trying to deliver supplies to earthquake victims. land in Nicaragua.
Turner was selected from a shortlist of 30 Club nominees by a distinguished jury that included Commissioner Manfredthe children of Roberto Clemente – Enrique, Louis and Roberto Jr.., former players (including former Roberto Clemente Award winners), and reporters from the MLB Affiliate Network and media partners – MLB Network, FOX Sports, ESPN, TBS and MLB.com. Additionally, fans were given the opportunity to vote via MLB.com/Clemente21. In fact, Turner received more fan votes than any other nominee for the 2022 Roberto Clemente Award. Turner was recognized as a nominee on Roberto Clemente Day presented by Capital One, which took place Sept. 15 in Major League Baseball. Every September since 2002, Major League Baseball has commemorated Roberto Clemente Day to recognize Clemente Award nominees and celebrate the indelible legacy of the Hall of Fame.
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