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LA pitcher Kershaw wins Clemente Award

Posted: October 29, 2012 - 12:07am

DETROIT (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has won the Roberto Clemente award, given annually to a major league player who gives back through community service and also excels on the field.

The award was announced Sunday before Game 4 of the World Series. Boston’s David Ortiz won last year.

Clemente was a Hall of Fame right fielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while trying to deliver food and relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He finished his career with exactly 3,000 hits.

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