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Beltre nominated for Clemente Award

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.