Cardinals' Molina wins Roberto Clemente Award
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Clemente was a 15-time All-Star for the Pirates who died in a plane crash in 1972 while delivering humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Each team nominates a player who embodies that humanitarian spirit.
Molina has been providing aid to victims of 2017’s Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico.
“I feel very honored, very proud to receive the Roberto Clemente Award,” Molina told ESPN’s Marly Rivera. “It really is a dream come true. Obviously we help others not thinking about getting awards. You bring aid because it comes from your heart. You want to help people because it comes from the heart. It’s never about looking for awards. But I feel very happy that our team at Fundación 4 (Foundation 4) is being recognized. We are still working, bringing help to Puerto Rico and I’m really happy for that.
“I hope this award raises awareness that there are many people in Puerto Rico who still need help. There are many houses without roofs. There are many people who