- Erica Blackburn
Jose Trevino is a nominee for the Roberto Clemente
Jose Trevino has been named the Texas Rangers’ 2021 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball announced today. It’s baseball’s most prestigious honor for professional baseball players.
Each year, The Roberto Clemente Award recognizes a Major League player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. Each MLB Club nominates one player to be considered for the league-wide Award in tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character.
Trevino has been very active in a number of community endeavors. He served as the honorary chairman of the 2020 Texas Rangers Toy Drive, which raised funds to purchase holiday gifts for youngsters at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy. At the same time, Trevino worked with the West Side Helping Hand in his hometown of Corpus Christi to purchase over 2,800 toys for families in need, the fourth consecutive year he has operated that Holiday Toy Drive. During the hiatus in the 2020 MLB season due to the pandemic, he created “Trevi Talks” on social media where he engaged fans, gave away prizes, and raised funds for several organizations. This season, Trevino designed a special Tayhoss “Hip Hip Jose” t-shirt with the process of its sales going to the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. He also has participated in a number of other Rangers community events.
The concept of honoring Major League players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the “Commissioner’s Award.” The recognition was renamed to the “Roberto Clemente Award” in 1973 in honor of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
The league-wide winner of the Roberto Clemente Award will be selected via a blue ribbon panel, including Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., representatives from MLB-affiliated networks (MLB Network, FOX Sports, ESPN and TBS), MLB.com, as well as Roberto’s children, Enrique, Luis and Roberto Clemente, Jr.
Beginning today, fans can vote for the Roberto Clemente Award via mlb.com/clemente21.