Brandon Inge just made it even harder for Detroit Tigers fans not to like him.â†µ
Inge has become a fan favorite over the years for his play and his demeanor off the field. The longest-tenured Tigers player added some more reasons to like him when he was awarded the Marvin Miller man of the year award, as voted on by MLB players.â†µ
The Marvin Miller award Inge won is named for the founding executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association and is annually awarded to the player "whose on-field and off-field performances most inspire others to higher levels of achievement."â†µ
For his win, Inge will have a $50,000 contribution made to the charity of his choice by the MLB Players Trust.â†µ
Inge is fresh off a two-year contract extension that he signed to remain with the Tigers, which unsurprisingly was for less money than his previous contract. Inge has made several contributions and visits to local hospitals, including a $100,000 donation to C.S. Mott Children's hospital in Ann Arbor.â†µ
Inge might not be the greatest with the bat, but it's nice to know that there are guys like him in the league that care about surrounding communities.