Vote Zimmerman for 2010 Heart & Hustle Award

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 10/27/2010 07:00:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »

According to their website, the Heart & Hustle Award was created by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association in 2005. It is voted on by Alumni and active Major League players and is presented annually to an active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.

The 2010 Heart & Hustle Award will be presented at the 11th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner on Nov. 5 in New York City. This year will mark the sixth time the MLBPAA has given this award. Each team selects a recipient before the overall winner is announced. The team finalists are listed below, where fans can make votes count for their 2010 winner.

The 2010 Heart and Hustle Award Finalists:
Arizona Diamondbacks: Chris Young
Atlanta Braves: Jason Heyward
Baltimore Orioles: Ty Wigginton
Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia
Chicago Cubs: Tyler Colvin
Chicago White Sox: A.J. Pierzynski
Cincinnati Reds: Jonny Gomes
Cleveland Indians: Shin-Soo Choo
Colorado Rockies: Seth Smith
Detroit Tigers: Brandon Inge
Florida Marlins: Dan Uggla
Houston Astros: Michael Bourn
Kansas City Royals: David DeJesus
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Joel Pineiro
Los Angeles Dodgers: Matt Kemp
Milwaukee Brewers: Casey McGehee
Minnesota Twins: Nick Punto
New York Mets: Angel Pagan
New York Yankees: Brett Gardner
Oakland Athletics: Kurt Suzuki
Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay
Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen
San Diego Padres: Adrian Gonzalez
San Francisco Giants: Pablo Sandoval
Seattle Mariners: Franklin Gutierrez
St. Louis Cardinals: Trever Miller
Tampa Bay Rays: Evan Longoria
Texas Rangers: Michael Young
Toronto Blue Jays: John McDonald
Washington Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman

Past Heart and Hustle Award Winners
2009 — Albert Pujols
2008 — Grady Sizemore
2007 — Craig Biggio
2006 — Craig Biggio
2005 — David Eckstein

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