Anthony Rizzo finalist for Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award
The MLBPA announced Friday the three finalists for this year’s Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. Anthony Rizzo, Justin Turner (Dodgers) and Curtis Granderson (Mets) are the finalists for the prestigious award.
The Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award is named in honor of the MLBPA’s first executive director “and given annually to the player who inspires other through his on-field performances and contributions to his community.”
Players vote for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year as part of the 2016 Players Choice Awards ballot. The Orioles’ Adam Jones was the recipient of the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.
This is the 25th season of the Players Choice Awards that began in 1992.
Kris Bryant is a finalist for the Players Choice Award for the Outstanding Player in the National League. And Kyle Hendricks is a finalist for the Outstanding Pitcher Award in the NL.
Winners will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 9 on the MLB Network
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.