Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced that former University of San Diego All-American Brian Matusz was named the Orioles 2015 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.
Wednesday, September 16th marks the fourteenth annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente's legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Matusz is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet pays tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others.
On Wednesday, September 16, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles will observe Major League Baseball's annual Roberto Clemente Day and present pitcher Brian Matusz with the Roberto Clemente Award during an on-field ceremony. Matusz earned the Orioles 2015 nomination for his work with many charities in and around the Baltimore community, including Casey Cares, the Cool Kids Campaign, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, and the OriolesREACH Gameday Experience Program.
Matusz was the 2008 WCC Pitcher of the Year and was named National Pitcher of the Year by Rivals.com.