Mets OF Curtis Granderson named Marvin Miller Man of the Year
Mets OF Curtis Granderson is just a great human, no one can deny that.
It was announced on Wednesday that Granderson was named the Marvin Miller Man of the Year. This award is given by the Major League Baseball Players Association to recognize charitable efforts.
The Marvin Miller Man of the Year award is given annually to a major league player “whose on-field performance and contribution to his community inspire others to higher levels of achievement.”
Basically, Granderson is just an amazing human being both on the field with his team, and off the field in his communities.
This award was introduced in 1997, and this is actually Granderson’s second time winning this award. He won it back in 2009 while he was on the Detroit Tigers. He is only one of four who have won this award twice joining Jim Thome, Michael Young, and John Smoltz.
Granderson is the first Mets player to win the award.
It’s also pretty cool that the announcement of this award came on the same day that Granderson and the Mets were hosting a food drive at Citi Field to support The River Fund NY, a hunger-relief organization based in Richmond Hill, Queens.
Granderson and his Grand Kids Foundation are currently participating in a month-long hunger relief campaign. In addition to today’s Citi Field food drive, on Tuesday, November 15, Granderson will lead a group of Mets to distribute 200 turkeys to families in the Bronx and Queens.
Granderson’s goal is to give away one million meals in both New York City and Chicago during the month of November. That is quite the admirable goal, is it not? It’s awesome to see Granderson giving back both in his home community, and the community he’s currently working in.