Blue Jays' Bo Bichette nominated for Roberto Clemente Award

Watch as Bo Bichette delivers a solo shot for his 24th home run of the season against the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB announced Tuesday the nominees for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award with the Toronto Blue Jays selecting shortstop Bo Bichette.

The Roberto Clemente Award, which is given to the player who "best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field," MLB said in a statement. Each team nominates one player on their club annually.

Bichette, 23, was named an all-star this year in just his third big-league season and is batting a .292/.342/.466 slash line with 24 homers and 88 RBIs in 571 at-bats.

The winner is selected via a panel, including commissioner Robert Manfred, representatives from MLB-affiliated networks,, and Roberto’s children, Enrique, Luis and Roberto Clemente, Jr. The winner of a fan vote will count as one vote on the panel. Fan voting ends on Oct. 3.

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