Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award.
The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pirates’ Hall of Famer.
“Their commitment to making a difference in the lives of children is a wonderful reflection of the legacy the legendary Roberto Clemente has left on our game and in society,” baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said.
Gwynn honored before World Series Game 3
Late Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn was honored before Game 3 of the World Series.
The San Diego Padres star died June 16 of oral cancer, a disease he attributed to years of chewing tobacco. He was 54.
Vargas against Vogelsong in Game 4
Jason Vargas, the Royals’ starter today, has pitched well in his first two postseason starts, a no-decision in the ALDS against the Angels and a win in the ALCS clincher against Baltimore.
Vargas will face the Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong, who has experience on this big stage, winning Game 3 against Detroit two years ago that helped send San Francisco to a sweep.
Cardinals’ Wainwright has elbow surgery
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had an arthroscopic procedure on his right elbow.
The 33-year-old is expected to begin physical therapy in two weeks and resume his throwing program in eight weeks.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.