These Five MLBbros Were Nominated For Roberto Clemente Award | Brothers Showing Up For Others

These Five MLBbros Were Nominated For Roberto Clemente Award | Brothers Showing Up For Others

Five MLBbros were recently nominated for one of the most prestigious honors in baseball, the Roberto Clemente Award.


This award annually recognizes “the player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field,” according to


5 Bros Nominated For Roberto Clemente Award


The nominees are Aaron Judge, Tony Kemp, Josiah Gray, Marcus Stroman, and Hunter Greene.


While these players have had success on the field, the work they have done off the field has not gone unnoticed.To even be mentioned as a nominee for this award just let’s you know that the MLB has a lot of respect for these players for the work they do off the field and in the community.


The last MLBbro to win this award was Curtis Granderson in 2016 when he was a member of the New York Mets. Fellow MLBbro Andrew McCutchen won the award a year prior with Pittsburgh.


Let’s take a look at each of these five MLBbros who were nominated and the work they’ve done throughout their career.


Aaron Judge


Judge has certainly evolved into one of the league’s top players and one of the best power hitters in the game. 


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Aside from his performance on the field, he is active in Brooklyn and his hometown of Linden, California. 


His ALL RISE Foundation was created in 2018 and has helped more than 2,000 children in those communities. The organization has a mini-grant program that helps pay for registration and helps with transportation to leadership conferences.



He also holds baseball camps as well.


Tony Kemp


Kemp has played for multiple teams throughout his career, and he has still been able to find time to give back and support the community. He is on the Player’s Committee of the Player’s Alliance, and he also has supported numerous initiatives. 



One in particular is the +1 Effect campaign, which aims to combat social injustice through individual campaigns.


Josiah Gray


Gray has wasted no time making an impact after joining the Washington Nationals in 2021. The all-star is the player ambassador to the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.


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In that role he helps with fundraising efforts and serves as a mentor to the participants in the program. Gray has quickly become a fan favorite in the nation’s capital, and he’ll look to keep making an impact on and off the field.

Marcus Stroman


Stroman has been a workhouse ever since he entered the league.


He’s a player who leaves it all out on the field when he plays and he makes sure to give that same energy off the field.



His Height Doesn’t Measure Heart foundation speaks volumes to who he is as a player and person.


Stroman’s foundation provides opportunities for young people facing adversity. No matter what team he’s playing for, he’s going to find a way to help make an impact in the community.


Hunter Greene


In his young MLB career, Greene has wasted no time being a face in the community. He holds an annual camp called the Hunter Greene Baseball Camp, and he also does cleat giveaways and has discussions with the youth.


When he has the time, Greene makes sure that he is giving back to the community any way he possibly can.


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We want to congratulate our five MLBbros for the nomination and come October, we may have another one of our bro’s be honored with this significant award.


Fans can vote for the nominees using this link, and they will have until October 1 to vote.


Seven MLBbros Nominated For Distinguished Roberto Clemente Award | Giving Back To The Culture & Community

Seven MLBbros Nominated For Distinguished Roberto Clemente Award | Giving Back To The Culture & Community

Seven MLBbros were nominated for one of Major Leagues Baseballs highest honors, the Roberto Clemente Award. Last season there were two nominees. 

All 30 teams nominated one player for the Award, given to the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and their contributions to their teams. Clemente, a native of Puerto Rico played 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning the National League MVP award in 1966. He has 3,000 hits, won 12 straight Gold Gloves and four National League Batting Titles.

In December of 1972, just months removed from his 15th All-Star Game, Clemente who was known for his charity work in Latin America and the Caribbean took a mission trip to help the country of Nicaragua after they had recently been affected by an earthquake. Sadly, Clemente passed away when his plane crashed enroute. He was only 38-years old.

In his honor, Major League Baseball renamed the Commissioners Cup in his name.


Taylor Hearn

The Texas Rangers pitcher is the only Dallas, Texas native on the team and has had a major impact on the DFW community since he arrived to the Majors. He was selected for the 2021 Richard Durrett Hardest Working Man Award by the DFW chapter of the BWAA.


In addition to sponsoring a team in Ghana, visiting high school teams and working out with their players during the off-season, Hearn also plans to host his first baseball tournament this coming fall.

Josh Bell

Even though he now plays for the Padres, Bell will represent the Washington Nationals.



He has his own book club for fans and also collaborated with the D.C. Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy, which is an organization that focuses on helping at-risk teenagers in the area.

Triston “Dr. Stix” McKenzie

McKenzie is one of the younger nominees at just 24-years old.



He runs the True2You mentorship program where he mentors eight graders.

Jason Heyward

The veteran outfielder will represent the Chicago Cubs for a second straight year as their Roberto Clemente Award nominee.



He is a member of the Players Alliance and has been helping the Chicago community for years. J-Hey will be the head of a local Youth Academy which will open in 2023.

Tony Kemp

Kemp was also nominated for the award last season. He partnered with Players for the Planet and One Tree Planted donating $250 for every stolen base and extra base hit he has. 

Dillon Tate

Tate played in the MLB Academy in Compton, California growing up and now gives back some of the Game that was given to him.



He started his foundation, Baseball Academia, which helps teach the youth about personal development while helping them get better on the field. Tate has hosted 100 athletes to ballparks already this season.

Byron Buxton

In addition to making his first career All-Star Game this season Byron Buxton gets another honor in being named the Twins representative for the Roberto Clemente Award. Buxton, who is a two-time winner of Minnesota’s Twins Heart & Hustle Award has a brother serving in the U.S. Navy. The MLBbro also has Buxton’s Battalion program where he invites families of servicemembers to Target Field for batting practice and autographs. 

All of these MLBbros are giving their best on the field and also connecting with the community.