Roberto Clemente Award

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The national Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to honor a major league player for performance on the field as well as charitable work in the community. In addition, a local award is given annually to one player from every major league club.

The award was originally known as the Commissioner's Award. The award's name was changed in honor of Roberto Clemente in 1973 after the Hall of Famer died in a plane crash on the way to help earthquake victims in Central America. Each club reveals its annual nominee for the award on Roberto Clemente Day, celebrated in mid-September, and the award winner is announced during that year's postseason.

Award Winners[edit]

Year Player Team (League)
1971 Willie Mays Giants (NL)
1972 Brooks Robinson Orioles (AL)
1973 Al Kaline Tigers (AL)
1974 Willie Stargell Pirates (NL)
1975 Lou Brock Cardinals (NL)
1976 Pete Rose Reds (NL)
1977 Rod Carew Twins (AL)
1978 Greg Luzinski Phillies (NL)
1979 Andre Thornton Indians (AL)
1980 Phil Niekro Braves (NL)
1981 Steve Garvey Dodgers (NL)
1982 Ken Singleton Orioles (AL)
1983 Cecil Cooper Brewers (AL)
1984 Ron Guidry Yankees (AL)
1985 Don Baylor Yankees (AL)
1986 Garry Maddox Phillies (NL)
1987 Rick Sutcliffe Cubs (NL)
1988 Dale Murphy Braves (NL)
1989 Gary Carter Mets (NL)
1990 Dave Stewart Athletics (AL)
1991 Harold Reynolds Mariners (AL)
1992 Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles (AL)
1993 Barry Larkin Reds (NL)
1994 Dave Winfield Twins (AL)
1995 Ozzie Smith Cardinals (NL)
1996 Kirby Puckett Twins (AL)
1997 Eric Davis Orioles (AL)
1998 Sammy Sosa Cubs (NL)
1999 Tony Gwynn Padres (NL)
2000 Al Leiter Mets (NL)
2001 Curt Schilling Diamondbacks (NL)
2002 Jim Thome Indians (AL)
2003 Jamie Moyer Mariners (AL)
2004 Edgar Martinez Mariners (AL)
2005 John Smoltz Braves (NL)
2006 Carlos Delgado Mets (NL)
2007 Craig Biggio Astros (NL)
2008 Albert Pujols Cardinals (NL)
2009 Derek Jeter Yankees (AL)
2010 Tim Wakefield Red Sox (AL)
2011 David Ortiz Red Sox (AL)
2012 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers (NL)
2013 Carlos Beltran Cardinals (NL)
2014 Paul Konerko /
Jimmy Rollins (tie)
White Sox (AL)
Phillies (NL)
2015 Andrew McCutchen Pirates (NL)
2016 Curtis Granderson Mets (NL)
2017 Anthony Rizzo Cubs (NL)
2018 Yadier Molina Cardinals (NL)
2019 Carlos Carrasco Indians (AL)
2020 Adam Wainwright Cardinals (NL)
2021 Nelson Cruz Twins / Rays (AL)
2022 Justin Turner Dodgers (NL)