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Miguel Cabrera nominated as Detroit Tigers’ representative for 2016 Roberto Clemente Award

The Roberto Clemente Award is an award that has been given out annually since 1971 in MLB to the player that ‘best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.’

One player is nominated from all 30 major league baseball teams. This season, our very own Miguel Cabrera is the player nominated from the Detroit Tigers.

Only one Tiger in the award’s history has ever been the recipient of the award. That came back in 1973 when ‘Mr. Tiger’ Al Kaline took home the honor.

Cabrera is well known for always smiling and showing his love for the game of baseball, especially on the field. Miggy can always be seen having some kind of interaction, whether it be with an opposing player or even with fans during the game. He truly enjoys the game of baseball and isn’t afraid to show it in the least bit.

Cabrera is very worthy of this honor. He’s been nominated in the past, but has never had the honor of being the actually recipient of the prestigious award.

Will 2016 be the year that Miggy adds another award to his mantel? Well… Only time will tell in that regard.

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Daniel Willim
Born & raised in the mitten. Grew up in Traverse City, but moved down to the Redford, MI area after my Dad tragically passed away in 1999 because that's where he was being buried and we wanted to be down there with him. I'm an avid Detroit sports fan, growing up in the state of Michigan and having such a solid block of teams to root for is something special. Iv'e always liked discussing Detroit sports whether it be about the past, the present or even what the future holds for Michigan sports teams. It's a long time coming as I am very excited to be apart of the DSN team and be able to construct interesting features to be posted for Detroit Sports fans to read/discuss about.

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