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MLB 'Man of the Year' finalists released

Posted on: September 13, 2011 3:36 pm
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By Matt Snyder

The six finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award in Major League Baseball were revealed Wednesday. The award is given to a player "whose on-field and off-field performance most inspires others to higher levels of achievement by displaying as much passion to give back to others as he shows between the lines on the baseball diamond."

Here are the six finalists (via DenverPost.com):
Paul Konerko, White Sox
David Robertson, Yankees
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
David Wright, Mets
Michael Young, Rangers

The award is named after Marvin Miller, who was the executive director of the MLB Players Association from 1966 to 1982. Under his watch, it grew into one of the strongest unions in the country. The award is a "player's choice" award, which means what it says: The players vote on it.

The award started in 1997. Young won the award in 2008, so he could join John Smoltz and Jim Thome as the only two-time winners. Brandon Inge of the Tigers won last season -- the second consecutive Tigers' player to win it, as Curtis Granderson won in 2009, his last season in Detroit. Torii Hunter and Albert Pujols are the other active players who have won the award before.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:47 am
 

MLB 'Man of the Year' finalists released

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Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 10:08 pm
 

MLB 'Man of the Year' finalists released

Troy Tulowitzki should get this award just my thoughts though.



Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: September 13, 2011 7:39 pm
 

MLB 'Man of the Year' finalists released

We really should put more emphasis on awards like this. Especially in this day and age. We always talk about role models for our kids and here is an award that as a parent we would all be proud to have our sons receive. Let's grasp this award and recognize the greatness that actually goes into winning it!


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