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Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, have announced that Jeremy Guthrie was named the Orioles' 2010 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Guthrie is one of the 30 Club nominees who are finalists for the national award, which is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field. Today marks the ninth annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente's legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.
The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recognizes players who best represent the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions to their Clubs. The award is named for the 12-time All-Star and Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. The award pays tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing talented current players who truly understand the value of helping others.
Guthrie has been active with many different organizations since the joined the Orioles in 2007, including Baltimore's Helping Up Mission, a program that serves the spiritual and physical needs of poor and homeless men. He also gives motivational speeches to groups in Baltimore and Sarasota, visits wounded soldiers and participates in the Orioles annual Holiday Party for underprivileged kids.
In addition to his appearances, Guthrie and his wife Jenny donated $5,000 to the Maryland Food Bank, and he supports the OriolesReach Gameday Experience program by donating $5,000 to bring underprivileged youth to Oriole Park for a game, hat and t-shirt and concessions.