Friday, September 06, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 9/6/2013 - Dodgers Links - Awards and Honors: Vin Scully to be Rose Parade Grand Marshall & Kershaw Wins Branch Rickey Award

Vin Scully and Pasadena Fire Department Chief Calvin Wells pose for a picture during the Tournament of Roses announcement naming Vin as Grand Marshall.  Pic above via twitter @PPDChiefSanchez.
  • Clayton Kershaw was named the winner of the 2013 Branch Rickey Award.  Via a Press Release:
Kershaw, currently one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, will be inducted as the 22nd member of the Baseball Humanitarians Hall of Fame™ during a banquet on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Marriott City Center Hotel in downtown Denver. At 25, he is the youngest person to receive the award.

Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch Rickey Award honors individuals in baseball who contribute unselfishly to their communities and who are strong role models for young people. Each year, the Major League Baseball teams are asked to nominate one player from their team for this nationally acclaimed award. All of the nominees personify Rotary International’s motto, “Service Above Self.”
Via  a Dodgers Press Release:
"I am deeply humbled and greatly honored to be the Grand Marshal of the 125th Rose Parade," said Scully. "I look forward to sharing this wonderful moment with my wife, Sandi, and the millions who will be watching."

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