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Four Reds Fans Nominated For MLB Award

Voting Through September 19

 


Starting today, voting begins for the brand new MLB Fans of the Year presented by Esurance. Four Cincinnati Reds fans have been nominated for the inaugural award and the winner will be decided by their fellow fans over the next week. The Reds nominees are:

 


Starting today, voting begins for the brand new MLB Fans of the Year presented by Esurance. Four Cincinnati Reds fans have been nominated for the inaugural award and the winner will be decided by their fellow fans over the next week. The Reds nominees are:

Tim Ashburn - Saint Marys, GA (formerly of Lexington, KY)

 

Chris Collier - Cincinnati, OH

  • Chris has built an impressive Reds memorabilia collection that includes a champagne bottle from the 1976 World Series celebration. Chris' video: http://m.mlb.com/video/v1157750983

 

Pete Mateyka - Rochester, NY

  • Though they live in New York, Pete and his wife make the 8.5-hour drive to Cincinnati once a month to cheer on the Reds. Pete's Video: http://m.mlb.com/video/v1157751183

 

Johnny Martin - Lexington, KY

  • Johnny is a lifelong fan who has been in attendance at many iconic Reds games including the 1961 All-Star Game at Crosley Field, 1975 & 1976 World Series, Hit #4192, 1990 World Series and opening of Great American Ball Park. Johnny's video: http://m.mlb.com/video/v1157751183

 

Fans can cast their vote for the MLB Fans of the Year by visiting MLB.com/awards Sept. 13-19. Once on the website, fans will choose between the four Fan of the Year nominees per club. Fans' votes will be cast via posts on Twitter by including a desired nominee's unique hashtag. Voting percentages will be available throughout the voting period showing in real time where each nominee stands. Fans can vote as many times as they want throughout the course of the voting period and the nominee with the most hashtag uses will be declared the winning Fan of the Year for their club. Each winner will be part of the inaugural class of MLB Fans of the Year. 

The MLB Fan of the Year award launches the start of the Esurance MLB Awards season. Voting on the remaining award categories begins Sept. 19 and runs through Nov. 11 when the winners will be announced via a MLB Network telecast from 8-9 p.m. EST on Nov. 18.

The all-digital awards experience includes an awards website that also serves as a content hub, discussion forum and voting platform for fans to engage with each other throughout the final weeks of the MLB season and Postseason.

 

Below is a list of this year's Esurance MLB Awards categories.

2016 Esurance MLB Awards Categories

Best Major Leaguer

Best Hitter

Best Pitcher

Best Rookie

Best Defensive Player

Best Social Media Personality

Best Play, Offense

Best Play, Defense

Best Moment

Best Performance

Best Social Media Post

Best Fan Catch

Best MLB Interview

Best Call, TV/Radio

Best Player-Fan Interaction

Best Trending Topic

Best Manager

Best Executive

Best Major Leaguer, Postseason

 

Esurance is in its second year of a multi-year partnership with MLB as the exclusive auto insurance partner for the league and is the title sponsor of the Esurance MLB Awards and the all-digital Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

 

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Reds Contact:

Michael Anderson

Cincinnati Reds Public Relations

513-765-7333

manderson@reds.com

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