BRANDON NIMMO NAMED NEW YORK METS WINNER OF THE HEART AND HUSTLE AWARD
FLUSHING, N.Y., August 4, 2022 – New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was named the team’s recipient of the 2022 Heart and Hustle Award, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced Thursday.
The Heart and Hustle Award recognizes one player on each Major League team who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.
Of the 30 winners from each Major League team, one player will be chosen as the final Heart and Hustle Award recipient, as voted on by approximately 8,600 current and alumni player members of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. This year’s recipient will be announced on the MLBPAA’s social media channels and MLB Network during the post-season.
Nimmo, who was the Mets’ Heart and Hustle Award winner in 2018, enters tonight’s contest slashing .272/.352/.429 this season. He leads the team with 64 runs scored, a mark that ranks tied for 13th in the Majors, while adding 10 home runs and 39 RBI in 2022. Additionally, Nimmo is slashing .315/.406/.509 on the road, with his .915 road OPS ranking eighth in the Majors.
Off the field, Nimmo recently hosted a sandlot baseball game for 20 little leaguers from the Greater New York Area. His goal of the event was to inspire young players by encouraging them to keep playing ball and exemplify sportsmanship.