Maine’s Furbush Is Roberto Clemente Award Nominee
South Portland's Charlie Furbush is the Seattle Mariners choice for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.
Furbush is a lefty reliever with a 1-1 record, 2.98 ERA in 33 games. He's on the DL now with shoulder issues.
He has been the host for the Mariners Care Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament that has raised over $400,000 for research.
Furbush played one year at St. Joseph's College in Standish before transferring to LSU. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers.
The Clemente Award winner is announced during the World Series. Clemente is a Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash in 1972. The plane was delivering relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Here is more on the award...
The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team", as voted on by baseball fans and members of the media.
COMPLETE LIST ON NOMINEES
Arizona Diamondbacks – Paul Goldschmidt
Atlanta Braves – Jason Grilli
Baltimore Orioles – Brian Matusz
Boston Red Sox – Brock Holt
Chicago Cubs – Anthony Rizzo
Chicago White Sox – David Robertson
Cincinnati Reds – J.J. Hoover
Cleveland Indians – Carlos Carrasco
Colorado Rockies – Kyle Kendrick
Detroit Tigers – Miguel Cabrera
Houston Astros – George Springer
Kansas City Royals – Alex Gordon
Los Angeles Angels – Hector Santiago
Los Angeles Dodgers – Adrian Gonzalez
Miami Marlins – Dee Gordon
Milwaukee Brewers – Jonathan Lucroy
Minnesota Twins – Torii Hunter
New York Mets – Curtis Granderson
New York Yankees – Mark Teixeira
Oakland Athletics – Stephen Vogt
Philadelphia Phillies – Ryan Howard
Pittsburgh Pirates – Andrew McCutchen
St. Louis Cardinals – Adam Wainwright
San Diego Padres – Andrew Cashner
San Francisco Giants – Javier Lopez
Seattle Mariners – Charlie Furbush
Tampa Bay Rays – Chris Archer
Texas Rangers – Adrian Beltre
Toronto Blue Jays – Jose Bautista
Washington Nationals – Denard Span