Roberto Clemente Award

All-time Winners
2017
Anthony Rizzo
2016
Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson of the New York Mets was named the recipient of the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award, the most prestigious individual player award from Major League Baseball. Throughout his career, Granderson, a native of Lynwood, Illinois, has been a significant contributor within every community in which he has played and lived.

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2015
Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates was named the winner of the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. McCutchen's selection was officially announced by Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. at a press conference prior to Game Three of the World Series at Citi Field. McCutchen is the second member of the Pirates to win the Award, and the first since Willie Stargell won in 1974.

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2014
Paul Konerko and Jimmy Rollins

Paul Konerko, the newly retired great of the Chicago White Sox, and Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies today were named co-winners of the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Konerko and Rollins were honored by Major League Baseball at a press conference prior to Game Three of the World Series at AT&T Park. This is the first time in the Award's history that it has been presented to two winners in one year.

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2013
Carlos Beltran

The Carlos Beltran Foundation strives to provide a dynamic learning experience where young people can develop and enhance their athletic gifts and excel academically. As part of the Foundation's efforts, the Beltrans opened the Academy in Puerto Rico, and Beltran envisioned it as a place to develop talented young athletes while offering a first-rate education in a specialized training program that teaches students to approach their academic career with discipline.
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2012
Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named the recipient of the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet today at a press conference prior to Game Four of the World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit.
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2011
David Ortiz

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox was named the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet at a press conference prior to Game Two of the 2011 World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
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2010
Tim Wakefield

Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox has been named the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet at a press conference prior to Game 2 of the 2010 World Series in San Francisco.
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2009
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has been named the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevy at a press conference prior to Game Two of the 2009 World Series at Yankee Stadium.
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2008
Albert Pujols

For each of his first eight years in Major League Baseball, Albert Pujols has produced more than 30 home runs and 100 RBIs. That already is twice as long as anyone ever did before, but he said what happened at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night will bring him more gratification than anything in his storied career.
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2007
Craig Biggio

With 3,060 hits and 291 home runs, Craig Biggio will undoubtedly be remembered first for his offensive contributions during his 20-year Major League career. But it's quite possible the veteran second baseman is as recognizable to those in his adopted home of Houston for his affiliation with the Sunshine Kids as he is for his 668 doubles, a record for right-handed hitters.
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2006
Carlos Delgado

Nine days earlier, Carlos Delgado was in the same interview room at Busch Stadium to talk about the two home runs he had just hit for the Mets to even the National League Championship Series at two wins apiece.
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2005
John Smoltz

John Smoltz, who never really wanted to leave Minute Maid Park this month in the first place, made an ironic return Tuesday to accept the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award before Game 3 of the World Series.
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2004
Edgar Martinez

Edgar Martinez and his wife, Holli, have given back to the Seattle community in numerous ways over the years. Through countless hours, funds, resources and contributions, they will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of children and families in the Pacific Northwest for years to come.
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2003
Jamie Moyer

Since arriving in Seattle in 1996, Jamie Moyer has become one of the most accomplished pitchers in Mariners history and is among the most effective in the game today, leading the major leagues in winning percentage over the last eight years. However, his efforts off the field are even more impressive.
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2002
Jim Thome

Jim Thome has become a community icon for many throughout Northeast Ohio. Over the past five seasons, Tribe fans have become accustomed to participating in Jim Thome's annual Christmas toy collection drive at an area mall.
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2001
Curt Schilling

From 1993 through 2000, while he was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, Curt Schilling and his wife, Shonda, raised $1.5 million for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Through his winning spirit and commitment to ALS, he set a precedent in Philadelphia for a high standard of community service.
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2000
Al Leiter

When Al Leiter signed his four-year contract with the Mets in 1998, he pledged one million dollars to charity. Two years ago Leiter and his wife, Lori, founded Leiters Landing, a foundation to help children in need.
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1999
Tony Gwynn

The sheer volume of Tony Gwynn's community service record distinguishes him from even his most civic-minded peers. Tony and his wife, Alicia, established the Tony and Alicia Gwynn (TAG) Foundation in 1994 to fund deserving local charitable organizations. The main fundraising event for TAG is the annual Tony Gwynn Celebrity Golf Tournament.

1998
Sammy Sosa

In true Roberto Clemente style, Sammy Sosa not only gives to the local Chicago community, but to his homeland of the Dominican Republic as well. In the Dominican he has financed a $1.2 million office/retail building known as "30-30 Plaza." With the building of this facility, Sammy has employed hundreds of local citizens. Back in Chicago, Sammy launched "Sammy Claus," where he visited five U.S. cities distributing 7,000 toys to underprivileged children. He also sponsors two RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) Teams and frequently speaks to kids about the importance of education. These are just a few of Sammy's many civic and community contributions.

1997
Eric Davis

Upon returning to baseball after a two-year absence due to injury, Eric resumed Eric's Outfield Club, meeting with disadvantaged and disabled youth and providing them with game tickets and special prizes. He is a supporter for Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities program, lending his help to this national effort that provides role models for youth and builds their self-esteem and motivation. He also founded the Eric Davis Youth Foundation in Los Angeles to provide funds for school and recreational park projects.

1996
Kirby Puckett
1995
Ozzie Smith
1994
Dave Winfield
1993
Barry Larkin
1992
Cal Ripken, Jr.
1991
Harold Reynolds
1990
Dave Stewart
1989
Gary Carter
1988
Dale Murphy
1987
Rick Sutcliffe
1986
Garry Maddox
1985
Don Baylor
1984
Ron Guidry
1983
Cecil Cooper
1982
Ken Singleton
1981
Steve Garvey
1980
Phil Niekro
1979
Andre Thornton
1978
Greg Luzinski
1977
Rod Carew
1976
Pete Rose
1975
Lou Brock
1974
Willie Stargell
1973
Al Kaline
1972
Brooks Robinson
1971
Willie Mays