Anthony Rizzo one of six finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award
The MLBPA announced earlier in the week the six finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. And the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo was voted on by the fans to represent the National League Central.
Anthony Rizzo, Curtis Granderson (Mets), Justin Turner (Dodgers), Rob Refsnyder (Yankees), David Robertson (White Sox) and Lance McCullers (Astros) are the six finalists this year representing each division.
Players will vote for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year as part of the 2016 Players Choice Awards ballot. The Players Choice Awards ballots were distributed Tuesday, Sept. 20. The accounting firm of KPMG is conducting the players-only voting.
The Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award is given to the player who “inspires others to higher levels of achievement” by his on-field performance and contribution to the community.
The Orioles’ Adam Jones was the recipient of the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.
This year marks the 25th season of the Players Choice Awards that began in 1992.
Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs three-time All-Star, founded the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation to raise money for cancer research and to provide support to children and their families battling the disease. Annual fundraisers including “Cook off for Cancer” and “Laugh off for Cancer” have raised funds for organizations including Ann & Robert Children’s Hospital, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital, Family Research Foundation and University of Miami Health Systems.