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Carlos Guillen nominated for Clemente award

For his work in his hometown of Maracay, Venezuela, Carlos Guillen was named as the Tigers' nominee for the Roberto Clemente award.

Each team nominated a player based on community and humanitarian projects. The award is named for Clemente, who, you might recall, died in a plane crash when trying to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua in 1972.'s Jason Beck has more about the projects that helped Guillen to be nominated

Through his charitable fund, Fundación Chamos Venezolanos, he helped a hospital in Maracay improve the maternity ward, including additional incubators. He recently worked one of his local youth leagues to restore and refurbish a local field for kids ages five through eight, complete with finished dugouts.

This year, he's working with celebrities and other Major Leaguers in Venezuela to put together a charity softball game this winter that would raise money for various causes, something he did two years ago.

In Detroit, Guillen works with the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and the Detroit Tigers Foundation for Keeping Kids in the Game, among other efforts.

You can vote for him here and possibly win a trip to the World Series. The winner is selected by a committee, which includes Clemente's wife, Vera, and MLB commissioner Bud Selig.