Vote Dodgers for 2015 Esurance MLB Awards
LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Joc Pederson are among the Dodgers' nominees for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards.
Kershaw and Greinke are in contention as Best Starting Pitcher and Best Major Leaguer. Pederson is in contention for Best Rookie.
Kershaw is also nominated for Best Performance after holding a 37-inning scoreless streak during parts of July and August. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is nominated for Best Executive.
The Dodgers have no shortage of stars in the stands, including actor Ken Jeong, who is nominated for Best Celebrity Fan. Jeong was a guest at the club's stadium on multiple occasions this season, including when he announced the team's starting lineup for its regular-season finale. .
The team's nominations would not be complete without legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. He is nominated for Best TV Call, after the Dodgers picked up a walk-off win when a balk from Keone Kela of the Rangers sent Enrique Hernandez home from third base. "And hold everything, the kid balked!" Scully exclaimed. "Holy mackerel, the Dodgers get a run. On a balk!"
Scully is also included in the nomination for Best Video Board Moment. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel delivered news on the video board in late August using a series of cue cards that Scully would return in 2016 for his 67th season with the team.
The Esurance MLB Awards annually honor Major League Baseball's greatest achievements as part of an industry-wide balloting process that includes five components, each of which accounts for 20 percent of the overall vote: media, front-office personnel, retired MLB players, fans at MLB.com and Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) voters.
Individual awards will go to the Best Major Leaguer in addition to the winners in the following categories: Best Everyday Player, Starting Pitcher, Rookie, Defensive Player, Breakout Player, Bounceback Player, Manager, Executive, Social Media Personality and Postseason Performer.
Winners will also be recognized for the year's Best Offensive Play, Defensive Play, Moment, Single-Game Performance, Social Media Post, Celebrity Fan, Fan Catch, Interview, TV Call, Radio Call, Player-Fan Interaction, Video Board Moment and Trending Topic.
Voting will remain open through Friday at 8:59 p.m. PT. Winners will be announced live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Nov. 20.