Aug 26, 2014 7:43 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been named a winner of the Heart and Hustle Award. The award is being presented by an Alumni Major Leaguer, who name 30 preliminary winners
This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.
The MLBPAA formed 30 committees, comprised of Alumni players with established relationships to each team.
One player from each Major League team is chosen by the committees based on the passion desire and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field.
As the season draws to a close, fans, all alumni and active players will vote to select the final winner from the 30 team winners.
The previous overall winners are David Eckstein (2005), Craig Biggio (2006, 2007), Grady Sizemore (2008), Albert Pujols (2009), Roy Halladay (2010), Torii Hunter (2011), Mike Trout (2012) and Dustin Pedroia (2013).
The final winner will be announced Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at the 15th annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. This event is the primary fundraiser for the series of free Legends for Youth Baseball Clinics.
These clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball.
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