The Roberto Clemente Award in the MLB is the award that is given out annually in recognizing the individual player who has best exemplified sportsmanship in baseball and has contributed greatly to their community. Each of the 30 teams has a nominated player for the prestigious award, and this year's representative for the Phillies is Ryan Howard.
Howard has shown true sportsmanship on and off the field during his tenure with the Phillies, but has also made strides in helping out the City of Philadelphia and showing selfless actions in the surrounding communities.
This season marks the second year in a row in which Howard was nominated for the award for the Phillies, and would become the first Phillie to win the honor since Jimmy Rollins in 2014.
Howard, 36, is entering his final month in a Phillies uniform, and an honor of this magnitude would be quite the send-off for his incredible tenure in the city, both as a Phillie and a key contributor in Philadelphia and it's surround communities.