7/30 Barney wins Heart & Hustle award
Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney was named winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, which honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and tradition of the game. It’s presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas made the presentation on Monday at Wrigley Field.
One player from each Major League team is chosen by the MLBPAA committee, and fans, all alumni and active players will vote to select the final winner. Previous overall winners are Craig Biggio (2006, 2007), Grady Sizemore (2008), Albert Pujols (2009), Roy Halladay (2010), and Torii Hunter (2011). The final winner will be announced Nov. 13.
– Carrie Muskat