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Miguel goes for the only missing prize

The "Big Tiger" is one of two Venezuelans nominated for the Roberto Clemente award

Miguel Cabrera has undoubtedly known how to achieve success throughout his 21-year career, with a World Series ring, the precious Triple Crown, 12 calls to the All-Star Game, four batting titles, two MVP awards, seven bats silver, two Major League Player of the Year awards for the publication The SportingNews and of course the recognition of locals and strangers.

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However, Miguel only needs one distinction in his records, and it is the Roberto Clemente Award, for which he has been nominated for the ninth time in his career with the Tigres.

It has not been for lack of opportunities. The annual award recognizes the Major League player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions on and off the field.

No Tiger has won the Award since Hall of Famer Al Kaline won it in 1973, the first year the honor was named after Clemente.

While Miguel has received plenty of personalized gifts this year from other teams for his retirement, a common theme is the teams' donations to the Foundation that bears his name.

The work has been hard since 2012

Cabrera and his wife Rosange have been heavily involved in community work over the years since establishing the foundation in 2012, and continue to do so as their career enters its final weeks. What started as a way to help promote baseball at the youth level through baseball field renovations and donations of sports equipment in Detroit, Miami and Venezuela, has grown to help families at different levels.

The Cabrera Family Scholarship, a scholarship fund created in 2017, awards two renewable scholarships each year to first-generation college students from Michigan and South Florida.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cabreras donated $250,000 to provide meals for children, technology for students for distance learning, childcare for families and masks for Detroiters. Miggy also answered the call to become co-chair of the Protect Michigan Commission to promote vaccination and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Cabrera will be honored for his nomination at a pre-game ceremony as part of Miggy Appreciation Weekend on Friday, September 29. Meanwhile, fans can vote for the Roberto Clemente Award among the various club nominees here until the end of the season.

The winner of the fan vote will receive one vote from among those cast by a panel of experts that includes Clemente's children, as well as representatives from MLB.com, MLB-affiliated networks, the Commissioner's Office, the Hall of Baseball Fame and sponsor Capital One.

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  1. Miguel Cabrera, throughout his 21 years in the big leagues, has been a super player, the best that has happened so far in the big leagues. There will not be a player like him for a long time. I take my hat off so far as the best. of the best

  2. Yes, I think that after everything he has done with his foundation and all the awards he has obtained, and he has never been singled out for anything and I have followed him throughout his career, he is more than deserving of the Roberto Clemente award.

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