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David Wright nominated for Roberto Clemente Award

A star on the field, David Wright has carried himself with class off it as well, helping him earn a nomination for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award.


The Mets' David Wright, who last week was shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season with a shoulder injury, is once again among the nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award, baseball's highest off-field honor. Major League Baseball announced all 30 nominees—one player from each team—on Tuesday afternoon.

The Clemente Award pays tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing current players for their charitable endeavors. The 15-time All-Star and Hall-of-Famer died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve in 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

Wright has been front-and-center in the community since making his debut in 2004 in both New York and his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. Fan voting determines the recipient, who will be recognized during the World Series. Carlos Delagdo (2006) joined Al Leiter (2000) and Gary Carter (1989) as Mets to have received the award. Former Met Carlos Beltran won the award in 2013 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.