Texas Rangers: Roberto Clemente

Beltre nominated for Clemente Award

September, 16, 2014
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Third baseman Adrian Beltre is the Texas Rangers' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.

The award recognizes a player who represents the game through positive contributions on and off the field.

Wednesday is the 13th annual Roberto Clemente Day. Teams playing in their home parks will recognize their local nominees while the visiting teams will do so when they return home. In the Rangers' case, Beltre will be honored during the last homestand of the season, which starts Sept. 22.

As part of the celebration, a Roberto Clemente Day logo will be on the bases and the lineup cards in the dugout.

The Hall of Fame outfielder was a 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

Rangers nominate Michael Young for Clemente Award

September, 13, 2011
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For the third consecutive year, the Texas Rangers nominated Michael Young for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.

Young and his wife, Cristina Barbosa, recently created the Michael Young Family Foundation, which supports the involvement of children’s health in all areas: physical social, mental, and educational. The Foundation held its first event, a celebrity bowling tournament, on Sept. 11 benefiting Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC).

“I have always felt that it was very important to give back to the community,” Young said in a statement. “That’s why Cristina and I are so excited about creating our own Foundation. We now have the ability to take our commitment that much further.”

Young hosts WOKC youngsters for Rangers home games each season and serves as the honorary chair of the organization’s annual golf tournament. In 2006 he began the Young Heroes Program to provide college scholarships to young adults that have overcome their battles with cancer. He also created the Michael Young Family Hispanic Scholarship Program in 2010. He has also been actively involved by donating funds and time to Goodwill of Tarrant County, Trinity River Mission in Dallas, Christ Haven for Children, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Vernon Wells Perfect 10, MLBPA Buses for Baseball and Action Team programs, and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.

“The Texas Rangers salute Michael Young for all that he has accomplished in his off the field endeavors,” Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan said in a statement. “His nomination for the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award is a very deserving honor.”

Young will be recognized in an on-field ceremony prior to Wednesday’s game with Cleveland and a contribution will be made in his name to the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182