The New York Yankees have nominated outfielder Brett Gardner as their nominee for the 2016 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.
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:
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) September 6, 2016