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Logan Morrison named Marlins nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award

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Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, announced that Logan Morrison was named the Marlins 2013 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Logan Morrison is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.

The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet pays tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others. The 15-time MLB All-Star and Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. 

Miami Marlins nominee, infielder Logan Morrison, was nominated for his support to Marlins Foundation and his contribution to the American Lung Association through his Lomo's Camp for a Cure. Since his MLB debut in 2010, Morrison has participated in the annual Marlins Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament, attended The Annual Awards Dinner, The Fish 'N Chips Casino Party, as well as the Marlins Fantasy Auction presented by Fox Sports. Logan also actively participates in the Club's annual Caravan week, spending time at local events throughout the tri-county area. He participated in events during Marlins Ayudan Week this past February, which raised $30,000 for the Marlins Foundation.

Following the passing of his father, Logan has committed to support the American Lung Association and created Lomo's Camp for a Cure, a two-day baseball camp he hosts prior to Spring Training to teach kids about the fundamentals of baseball, as well as a texting campaign he promotes via twitter. To this day Lomo's Camp for a Cure has raised over $230,000 for the American Lung Association. Along with Lomo's Camp for a Cure, Logan started a partnership program with a young boy, Connor Goodman, called LoMo's MVP. The program was created for Logan to spend time with kids who have lost their parent(s) as he did, use the opportunity to talk about the difficulties of losing a parent and giving them a day to remember and cope with their loss. Morrison also has a program called LoMo's Suite Dreams, where he invites children dealing with or having overcome a life threatening illness/trauma to a Marlins game, enjoy batting practice, tour the clubhouse and are catered in a suite for the child and family. Project LoMo is another program he created, which came into effect after starting a community service project personally significant to him, and helping a young boy to do the same, he took on the cause of encouraging youth to create their own charitable projects through Project LoMo. Project LoMo is a call to action rallying youth to better their community. In 2012 in another attempt to help the youth of South Florida deal with difficult challenges, Logan led the charge in the clubhouse to participate in the Bald, Brave, Beautiful Project. While hosting children from the Miami Children's Hospital cancer center, Logan invited his teammates, front office, and fans to come out to Marlins Park and shave their heads in support of these young children who are going through chemotherapy. Over 70 staff and players shaved their heads, while an additional 150 fans joined the effort.

The distinguished list of past national Roberto Clemente Award recipients includes 14 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame:

1971

Willie Mays+**

1982

Ken Singleton

1993

Barry Larkin+

2004

Edgar Martinez

1972

Brooks Robinson+**

1983

Cecil Cooper 

1994

Dave Winfield+

2005

John Smoltz

1973

Al Kaline+

1984

Ron Guidry

1995

Ozzie Smith+

2006

Carlos Delgado

1974

Willie Stargell+

1985

Don Baylor

1996

Kirby Puckett+

2007

Craig Biggio

1975

Lou Brock+

1986

Garry Maddox

1997

Eric Davis

2008

Albert Pujols

1976

Pete Rose

1987

Rick Sutcliffe

1998

Sammy Sosa

2009

Derek Jeter

1977

Rod Carew+

1988

Dale Murphy

1999

Tony Gwynn+

2010

Tim Wakefield

1978

Greg Luzinski

1989

Gary Carter+

2000

Al Leiter

2011

David Ortiz

1979

Andre Thornton

1990

Dave Stewart

2001

Curt Schilling

2012

Clayton Kershaw

1980

Phil Niekro+

1991

Harold Reynolds

2002

Jim Thome

   

1981

Steve Garvey

1992

Cal Ripken, Jr.+

2003

Jamie Moyer

   

+ Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

** Originally known as the Commissioner's Award (prior to 1973)

Fans are encouraged to participate in the process of selecting the national Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recipient by visiting ChevyBaseball.com, which is powered by MLB Advanced Media, to vote for one of the 30 Club nominees. Voting ends on Sunday, October 6th and participating fans will be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip to the 2013 World Series, where the national winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced. The winner of the fan vote will receive one vote among those cast by the selection panel.

Clubs playing at home on September 17th will recognize their local nominees as part of Roberto Clemente Day ceremonies, while visiting Clubs will honor their nominees before another September home game. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will appear on the bases and the official dugout lineup cards.

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