Zimmerman To Receive Award From Former Washington Senator & Chair of MLBPAA Jim Hannan
Washington Nationals Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman is the ballclub’s 2009 recipient of the Major League Baseball Player Alumni Association’s (MLBPAA) Heart & Hustle Award. The esteemed award honors an active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball, and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game. A representative from each Major League team is selected to receive the award by a committee of Alumni players, with the final winner announced on November 6 at the 10th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. Current members of the Alumni Association will vote to choose the winner from the list of 30 finalists (see below).