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Goldschmidt announced as Roberto Clemente Award nominee

Paul Goldschmidt has received a lot of praise for what he does on the field.

Now he’s being recognized for what he does off the field.

For the second straight year, Goldschmidt was named the Arizona Diamondbacks’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.

According to MLB.com, “the award recognizes a player who best represents the game through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.”

Goldschmidt’s community involvement is highlighted by his dedication to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

In addition to spending hours at the hospital visiting with kids, Goldschmidt also started Goldy’s Fund 4 Kids and hosted a Champions for Children luncheon in spring to benefit the hospital.

“I am honored to be named the D-backs’ Roberto Clemente nominee,” Goldschmidt said in a press release. “Amy and I are truly committed to giving back in the Arizona community so this is a tremendous honor to be considered a community ambassador on and off the field and follow in his footsteps.”

Goldschmidt will be recognized on Wednesday by the Diamondbacks as part of Roberto Clemente Day ceremonies.

The announcement comes a day after Goldschmidt was nominated for the MLB Players Alumni Association Heart and Hustle Award for the second consecutive season.

According to the MLBPAA, the award goes to a player “who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.”

One nominee from each team is selected for each of the awards.

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