September 15th – also the start of Hispanic Heritage Month – will be celebrated as Roberto Clemente Day in perpetuity
For First Time, League-Wide Celebration of Hall of Famer’s Legacy Will Give Nominees and Previous Clemente Award Winners the Option to Wear Roberto’s “21” On Their Respective Uniforms
The 30 Club nominees for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award, baseball’s most prestigious individual honor for Major Leaguers, feature some of the game’s most philanthropic and humanitarian players, including 18 first-time nominees.
The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a Major League player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. The nominees will be officially recognized beginning on Wednesday, September 15th, Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor the late Hall of Famer’s legacy as a humanitarian. On this 20th annual Roberto Clemente Day, MLB has also announced that September 15th – which is the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month – will be celebrated as Roberto Clemente Day in perpetuity.