Roberto Clemente Award goes to Justin Turner of the Dodgers

Since 1971 the Big leagues they give an individual award to that player who best exemplifies baseball, sportsmanship and involvement with his community and in 1973 they renamed him Reward Robert Clement in honor of the historic Puerto Rican baseball player.

This year, the winner was Justin TurnerDodgers infielder due to his work with the Los Angeles community through his Justin Turner Foundation (JTF). His foundation, established with his wife in 2016, aims to support homeless veterans, children battling illnesses and various youth baseball organizations.

According to JTF websitein terms of veterans, the foundation supports 26 men and 18 women. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than 70,000 toys and 14,000 bicycles to children during the year-end festivities. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Turner helped local restaurants with large orders that he delivered through the Dream Center, an NGO less than two miles from Dodgers Stadium.

During the regular season, the 37-year-old infielder averaged .278/.350/.788 after hitting 130 hits in 468 at-bats. In addition, he hit 13 home runs and drove in 81 runs.

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Other finalists

Among the other nominees for the Roberto Clemente award were Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, Jose Trevino of the New York Yankees, Paul Lopez of the Miami Marlins and Bo Bichette of the Toronto Blue Jays,

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