PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ryan Howard continues his successful career on and off the baseball diamond.
On Wednesday night, Howard was recognized for being the Phillies’ nominee of the 2016 Major League Baseball Roberto Clemente Award.READ MORE: 2 Suspects Fatally Shot During Home Invasion In South Philadelphia, Police Say
The award “best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field,” according to MLB.com.READ MORE: Melanoma Isn't Just Caused By Environmental Factors Like Sun Exposure, New Research Says
Related: Ryan Howard Opens Training CenterPennsylvania Lawmakers Want To Pass Red Flag Gun Law To Help Battle Mental Health Crisis
Former Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is the Texas Rangers’ nominee.