New York Yankees Nominate Brett Gardner For 2016 Roberto Clemente Award
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The New York Yankees have nominated outfielder Brett Gardner as their nominee for the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award

According to Mark Feinsand, the New York Yankees have nominated Brett Gardner as their representative for the Roberto Clemente Award.

This award is given to the player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team,” according to MLB community.

Last season, New York nominated Mark Teixeira for the award and the last member of the team to win it was Ron Guidry in 1984. The winners voted on by baseball fans and members of the media.

While Gardner’s .257 batting average with a career-low .709 OPS has disappointed fans across Yankee land, he should always receive glorious recognition for making frequent visits to children at the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital during the season.

In addition to that, Gardner is a member of the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s Advisory Board which seeks to educate youth about performance-enhancing drugs

In 2014, he was nominated for the Thurman Munson Award. Take a look at the rest of the nominees:

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