He established a career-high in home runs with 28 and played some excellent defense in center field, as he usually does.
He did more than just play some good baseball, though.
“Congratulations to @officialbuck103, the 2022 MLB winner of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award winner! This award is given annually to one major league player who best exemplifies service to country and love of baseball,” the Twins tweeted on Wednesday.
Congratulations to @officialbuck103, the 2022 MLB winner of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award winner!
This award is given annually to one major league player who best exemplifies service to country and love of baseball. pic.twitter.com/7qGSem9Edg
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) November 30, 2022
The award recognizes a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a current MLB player, and a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer every year.
The first two, the baseball recipients, are recognized for their help and support of the US servicemen and women.
The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation, together with MLB, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cleveland Guardians, and with the support of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, present the award annually.
A Nice Honor For A Man Who Cares About The Military
It’s a very nice honor for Buxton, the heart and soul of the Twins.
His efforts couldn’t deliver a playoff berth for the Twins, who really suffered his absence due to injury in the final stages of the season.
His work in support of the military didn’t go unnoticed, though.
Buxton meets with service members and their families during homestands, and his brother is currently in the military.
According to the United Heroes League, four people are invited to attend and watch batting practice, meet Buxton, receive a “Buxton’s Battalion” t-shirt and attend the game.
He is interested to hear the experiences of those in the military; the men and women in charge of protecting the country.