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Posted: Sunday October 28, 2012 7:45PM ; Updated: Sunday October 28, 2012 7:45PM

Dodgers pitcher Kershaw wins Clemente Award

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Clayton Kershaw is presented with the Roberto Clemente Award by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Vera Clemente.
Clayton Kershaw is presented with the Roberto Clemente Award by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Vera Clemente.
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DETROIT (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has won the Roberto Clemente award, given annually to a major league player who gives back through community service and also excels on the field.

The award was announced Sunday before Game 4 of the World Series. Boston's David Ortiz won last year.

Clemente was a Hall of Fame right fielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while trying to deliver food and relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He finished his career with exactly 3,000 hits.

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