Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw won the Roberto Clemente award, given annually to a major league player who gives back through community service and also excels on the field.
The award was announced Sunday before Game 4 of the World Series in Detroit. Boston’s David Ortiz won last year.
Clemente was a hall of fame right fielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while trying to deliver food and relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He finished his career with exactly 3,000 hits.
TOO QUIET — American League Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera left the Detroit Tigers’ clubhouse without speaking to reporters following his team’s 2-0 loss to San Francisco in Game 3 of the World Series, and manager Jim Leyland wants to know why.
“I will deal with the situation and check into it, because you have to be there through the good and the bad. You can’t be on this podium only when you win,” Leyland said. “When we’re 0-3, I’ve got to be up here, and I’m not the happiest camper in the world. However, you have a responsibility.”
— Associated Press