A heart of Goldy - Tucson News Now

A heart of Goldy

Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce Paul Goldschmidt as the Arizona Diamondbacks 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner. 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 Heart and Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball that is voted on by former players.

“His play on the field and community service exemplify what a true big leaguer should be,” said Luis Gonzalez, member of the Diamondbacks 2001 World Series championship team. “On and off the field, he is an example for young players to follow.”

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 their passion, desire and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field. These players will be recognized prior to an upcoming home game. 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 on November 18,2014 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 at 110 clinics, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball.

For more information regarding the Heart and Hustle Award, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications by e-mail at Nikki@MLBPAA.com or by calling (719) 477-1870, ext. 105.

To learn more about the MLBPAA, please visit www.baseballalumni.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@MLBPAA). The official hashtag for this award is #HeartandHustle.

  • SportsMore>>

  • AP FACT CHECK: Football ratings are down; reason unclear

    AP FACT CHECK: Football ratings are down; reason unclear

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:37:48 GMT
    Tuesday, September 26 2017 6:38 AM EDT2017-09-26 10:38:41 GMT
    AP FACT CHECK: As president pointed out, NFL ratings are generally down this year. Why that's the case is a more difficult question.
    AP FACT CHECK: As president pointed out, NFL ratings are generally down this year. Why that's the case is a more difficult question.
  • Judge breaks McGwire's HR rookie record, Yankees top Royals

    Judge breaks McGwire's HR rookie record, Yankees top Royals

    Monday, September 25 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-09-25 20:20:50 GMT
    Tuesday, September 26 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-09-26 06:09:57 GMT
    Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire's major league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting a pair for the second straight day to raise his total to 50 and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 11-3.
    Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire's major league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting a pair for the second straight day to raise his total to 50 and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 11-3.
  • Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before national anthem ahead of game

    Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before national anthem ahead of game

    Monday, September 25 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-09-26 02:01:57 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-09-26 02:10:24 GMT

    The gesture comes after an NFL weekend when more than 200 players sat or took a knee during the national anthem across the league.

    The gesture comes after an NFL weekend when more than 200 players sat or took a knee during the national anthem across the league.

Powered by Frankly