ST. LOUIS – Cardinals’ Yadier Molina is a finalist for the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award.
ESPN announced the finalists Wednesday afternoon.
Molina aided in the revival of the poorest and hardest-hit areas after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
He picked up debris, moved fallen trees, cleared roads, delivered water and saved the life of an elderly diabetic man who desperately needed insulin by transporting him to medical facility.
In 2018, Molina won The Roberto Clemente Award. The Roberto Clemente Award is bestowed annually to the player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.
Maria left the entire territory without electricity and toppled cell phone towers. It caused landslide and ripped the roofs off buildings.
Also in the running for the award – Chris Long, Reggie Bullock of the Lakers and Sloane Stephens.