MLB announces 30 nominees for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award
Major League Baseball announced all 30 nominees for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award today. For those unfamiliar, the Roberto Clemente Award is considered the most prestigious individual honor in the MLB. The award recognizes an MLB player who best represents the game of baseball through character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions on and off the field. Fans can vote for the award winner starting today here. Here’s a full list of the nominees courtesy of MLB.com
Representing the Philadelphia Phillies is none other than Alec Bohm. Bohm, as we all know, struggled in his sophomore season with the Phillies after an impressive rookie campaign that landed him in second place for the National League Rookie of the Year award.
Phillies: Alec Bohm
Bohm started The Alec Bohm Foundation before his big league debut in 2020. Launched in 2019 with a mission to inspire philanthropy and giving to others, it has a simple focus: offer help to those who need it. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Bohm and his family reached out to the pastors at Heritage Church, their local church in Omaha, Neb., to offer help where needed. They began fundraising for a renovation project that included installing new church chairs, carpeting and tile, which supported their local community. The improvements allowed the pastors to additionally direct attention to various communities in Africa. Some of those efforts included supplying blankets and other necessities to orphaned children in Kampala, Uganda; helping with repairs to Unceasing Brooks Church in Nairobi, Kenya; and digging a well to supply clean drinking water at a children’s center in Bwindi, Uganda. The village did not have electricity, so the project was expanded to add a diesel generator and storage tank to pump water. Bohm also donates his time to Phillies Charities and more. — Todd Zolecki
Simply amazing work by Alec Bohm. I wasn’t familiar with what the Phillies young third baseman has been up to off the field and during the COVID-19 pandemic but this is all very impressive coming from the 25-year old. Cheers to the Bohm family.
The Phillies will open up a three game series against the Chicago Cubs tonight, which I am calling “The Final Stand” of the 2021 MLB regular season. It’s time to go on a run or ultimately, face a decade long playoff drought.
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