Every year, Major League Baseball nominates one player from each of the 30 teams for the Roberto Clemente Award. The award recognizes the player that contributes the most not only for their team, but also in their community. It is given to the player that best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship and community engagement.
The award was named after Pirates’ all-time great Roberto Clemente following his death on New Year’s Eve in 1972.
The 2021 Pirates’ nominee is catcher Jacob Stallings. Stallings on the field for the Pirates is not only a leader, but he has been one of, if not the best defensive catchers in the game this year.
In addition to that, Stallings has always been an active member in the community. He has worked with the Boys and Girls Club, the Miracle Leagues and more.
The winner will be announced during the 2021 World Series.
You can cast your vote at mlb.com.
The full list of nominees can be found below:
Congratulations to the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award nominees! pic.twitter.com/5fgVoWAKIb
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 14, 2021