Reigning American League MVP and captain of the New York Yankees Aaron Judge has been named the 2023 recipient of Baseball’s most prestigious individual player honor – the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Capital One. Judge was nominated by the Yankees for his efforts to support kids in California and New York through the ALL RISE Foundation.More
About Roberto Clemente Day
Roberto Clemente Day was established by Major League Baseball to honor the legacy of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. In his honor, MLB annually presents the Roberto Clemente Award to recognize the player who best represents the game of Baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions, both on and off the field. Club nominees for this prestigious award are announced on Roberto Clemente Day each year.