Thursday, October 20, 2011
A Red Sox Player Wins the 2nd Straight Roberto Clemente
Last year it was Tim Wakefield taking home honors for the Roberto Clemente Award- an award given to players who were great on and off the field. This year, it was David Ortiz. Not only did Ortiz excel on the field with his best season (.309/29/96) since 2007, but he also was (obviously) a huge factor in the David Ortiz Children's Fund. This fund helps children in his native Dominican Republic get proper medical care. He also holds a partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital. "I am so incredibly honored to be the recipient of this year's award," said Ortiz in an interview, "It's humbling to be associated with all the tremendous names that have won this award in the past, and I look forward to continuing to do my part to maintain Roberto Clemente's legacy." Great job, Papi, and keep up the good work! Also, come back to the Red Sox.