Miguel Cabrera Nominated For Roberto Clemente Award

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is the winner of the team's 2012 Roberto Clemente Award, awarded annually to the Major League player thought to best represent "the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement."

Fans can vote for the MLB-wide winner of the 2012 Clemente Award beginning Tuesday. You can win a trip to the World Series! Whether the Tigers will be there as well is still in question.

Cabrera has had his off-the-field issues in the fairly recent past, yet Miggy actually did show up for spring training svelter in 2012, after years of "he's lost weight!" stories, ready to play third base. He has put up a very MVP worthy .330/.395/.599 line thus far in 2012.

Of course, at least in theory, numbers and stardom don't matter for who is selected to receive the Clemente Award. MLB cites Cabrera's work in the Hispanic community with the Detroit Tigers Foundation and his recently established Miguel Cabrera Foundation as reasons he earned this honor.

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