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Torii Hunter Named Finalist For Marvin Miller Man Of The Year Award

Torii Hunter of the Angels was named a finalist for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, an award voted on by MLB Players for players who “inspire others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities.” One finalist from each division was voted on by players, and the other finalists are Jorge Posada of the Yankees, Brandon Inge of the Tigers, Chipper Jones of the Braves, Albert Pujols of the Cardinals, and Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies.

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Hunter, the 2007 Marvin Miller Man of the Year award winner, is passionate about baseball, both in playing the game and in sharing it with those less fortunate. To help spread his passion to others, Hunter created the Torii Hunter Project, which partners with the Little League Urban Initiative to stop the disappearance of baseball diamonds from America’s inner cities. Additionally, Hunter has devoted his time and contributed funds to support organizations like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Athletes in Action.