This award is given to the player who best represents what Clemente stood for through humanitarian and charitable efforts.
Turner and his wife Kourtney founded the Justin Turner Foundation back in 2016, a nonprofit organization that offers support to youth baseball programs, children and families dealing with critical illnesses, and homeless veterans.
Yesterday, after receiving the award, Turner made sure to thank Dodgers fans for their support, as well as express what receiving the Clemente Award means to him.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 1, 2022
Turner Thanks Dodgers Fans
Turner has been a very active voice in the Los Angeles community with his foundation.
He also discovered yesterday that he was the leading vote-getter by fans, so he made sure to thank baseball fans everywhere for their support.
Turner hit .278 with 13 home runs and 81 RBI in 2022, but his work off the field is what earned him the Clemente Award.
The 37-year-old could potentially be a free agent after the conclusion of the World Series, if the Dodgers don’t pick up his option for 2023.
But even if that ends up being the case, Turner had a lasting impact on the Dodgers and the City of Los Angeles thanks to his play on the field and his humanitarian work off the field with his foundation.
Turner is certainly a favorite among Dodgers fans, who were instrumental in him receiving the award.