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The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
Closer Jim Johnson has been named the Orioles' nominee for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a player "who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. " Beginning today, fans can vote for the national Clemente award recipient at MLB.com/ClementeAward and register for a chance to win a trip to the World Series. The award is named for the Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.  “I don't really do things for name recognition,” said Johnson, who will be recognized as the club's award recipient at a ceremony Monday at Camden Yards.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Even though center fielder Adam Jones said he believes the Orioles already have the pieces to be competitive in the American League East in 2014, he won't hesitate to knock on starting pitcher A.J. Burnett's door in Monkton bearing gifts if it means the free agent lands in Baltimore this season. "I will reach out to anybody if need be," Jones said Thursday at "Babe's Birthday Bash," where he was awarded with the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation Community Service Award. "I know Burnett lives somewhere close to me. I'll go to his house.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Even though center fielder Adam Jones said he believes the Orioles already have the pieces to be competitive in the American League East in 2014, he won't hesitate to knock on starting pitcher A.J. Burnett's door in Monkton bearing gifts if it means the free agent lands in Baltimore this season. "I will reach out to anybody if need be," Jones said Thursday at "Babe's Birthday Bash," where he was awarded with the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation Community Service Award. "I know Burnett lives somewhere close to me. I'll go to his house.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, who has been involved in various charity initiatives in Baltimore and his hometown of San Diego, has been named the club's nominee for this year's Roberto Clemente Award. The award is presented annually at the World Series to one big leaguer who has demonstrated a high level of character and meritorious community service, emulating the example set by Clemente, the Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder who died in a plane crash while attempting to help earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2011
Adam Jones received good news and bad news in the Orioles' clubhouse before Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. The good news was that the center fielder had been named the club's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes the player who best represents Major League Baseball through contributions on and off the field. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old had also just learned that he was being held out of the starting lineup for a fourth consecutive game because of a sore right thumb, which left him in a somber mood as he spoke with reporters about the recognition he received for his work in the community.
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March 31, 1999
Step 1. Consider this:"His teammates talked about Belle's good side -- of the guy who was witty and pleasant, singing in the clubhouse. They said he was smart, a master of chess and crossword puzzles. He was loyal to his teammates. ... He worked with national and local charities, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Multiple Sclerosis and the United Way. The Indians would twice nominate him for the Roberto Clemente Award [and] he won the Branch Rickey Award for community service."-- from "Albert Belle," a biography for kids from the "Baseball Legends" series by Chelsea House PublishersStep 2. Today's mantra:Remember: Albert Belle is second only to Cal Ripken among active players in number of consecutive games played, with 334.Pub Date: 03/31/99
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was one of the Ravens' most famous fans during their Super Bowl win last season and now Jones is planning to hold his own benefit pregame tailgate in Baltimore. Jones announced he is hosting the first Adam Jones #StayHungry Purple Tailgate on Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m. before the Ravens' home game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He announced the event on his Twitter and Instagram accounts this afternoon. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
[ Back for its second year, "Down the Stretch" is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues. ] About last night Orioles on pace to shatter record for fewest errors in a season DH-INF Wilson Betemit designated for assignment Adam Jones is Orioles' nominee for Roberto Clemente Award Peter Schmuck's weekly Orioles grades Some Monday observations on the upcoming series in Boston Monday's full scoreboard AL East standings BOS     92-59    -- TB       82-67    9 BAL     79-70    12 NYY     79-71   12.5 AL wild-card standings TEX       82-67     -- TB        81-68        -- CLE      81-69     0.5 BAL      79-70     2 NYY      79-71    2.5 KC       79-71    2.5 (For full standings, click here .)
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By Peter Schmuck | July 14, 1992
SAN DIEGO -- Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken has long been known locally for his involvement in a variety of Baltimore charitable endeavors, but yesterday he received national recognition for his contributions off the field.Ripken received the 22nd Roberto Clemente Award, which is given to the player who best exemplifies the humanitarian spirit exhibited by Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente and represents baseball as well off the field as he does on it."I'm very honored," said Ripken.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
NEW YORK -- Right-hander Chris Tillman said he was honored to be named the Orioles' starter in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. “It means a lot,” Tillman said. “I'm excited about it, looking forward to it. I still got one more start to go [in the regular season], so I'm pretty focused on that, but at the same time I know it means a lot to the team, means a lot to me and hopefully get us going in the right direction.” The Orioles have won each of Tillman's last 11 starts, and Tillman is 6-0 in August and September, all from a pitcher who didn't pitch in the postseason in 2012.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2011
Adam Jones received good news and bad news in the Orioles' clubhouse before Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. The good news was that the center fielder had been named the club's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes the player who best represents Major League Baseball through contributions on and off the field. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old had also just learned that he was being held out of the starting lineup for a fourth consecutive game because of a sore right thumb, which left him in a somber mood as he spoke with reporters about the recognition he received for his work in the community.
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