Yadier Molina Wins 2018 Roberto Clemente Award (Giuseppe)

After Anthony Rizzo won it in 2017, Yadier Molina is the Roberto Clemente Award recipient for 2018 for providing aid to victims of Hurricane Maria, which hit his birthplace of Puerto Rico last year.

The Roberto Clemente Award, named after baseball legend and humanitarian Roberto Clemente, is voted on by fans and members of the media, and is an annual award given to the player who according to the commissioner of baseball Robert Manfred, “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.”

Wanda Molina, Yadier’s wife, accepted the award on his behalf while Molina was in Columbia coaching the Puerto Rican 23-U National Baseball Team. Molina had a solid 2018 year in which he hit .261 with 20 home runs, 120 hits, 74 runs batted in, 55 runs, and a 1.8 WAR.

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