Oct 8, 2010 2:20 AM

Tulo is a finalist for Clemente Award

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is among 16 National League nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to a major leaguer who combines community service with excellence on the field.

Voting for the award will end Friday night. Fans can vote online.

Fourteen American League nominees are also in the running.

Tulowitzki has spent his entire professional career with Colorado after making his MLB debut on Aug. 30, 2006. The Santa Clara, Calif., native will turn 26 on Sunday.

Clemente was a Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame right fielder who died in a plane crash on Dec. 31, 1972, while trying to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

He finished his career with 3,000 hits.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)





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