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Luis Gonzalez is the Clemente Award nominee

Luis Gonzalez is the Marlins nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.

Gonzalez has already made a huge impact in the community with his winning personality, dedication to important causes and drive to make a difference.

For that, the veteran outfielder is the Marlins' nomination for the Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Chevrolet.

"He's definitely had a huge impact in the community," Marlins assistant of player relations Alex Morin said. "He's always there, willing and able to say a few words, give his time, donate stuff, whatever.

"He's a great guy to have on this team."

The Clemente Award -- won by former Astro Craig Biggio last year -- recognizes the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team. It is named in honor of the former Pirates outfielder, whose spirit and goodwill will always be remembered. Clemente died in a plane crash while attempting to transport relief supplies to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua on Dec. 31, 1972.

Fans can participate in the selection process of the overall winner of the award now through Oct. 5. The fan ballot winner will be tallied as one vote among those cast by a special selection panel of baseball dignitaries and media members. The panel includes MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Vera Clemente, widow of the Pirates' Hall of Fame right fielder. The winner will be announced during the World Series.

If you would like vote for Gonzo, all you have to do is go here and let your voice be heard.

2008 Roberto Clemente Award