Long time Mizuno Ambassador Chipper Jones is named 2012 Marvin Miller Man-of-the-Year. The award is given to the baseball player for outstanding on-field performance and off-field contributions to his community.
Since 1992, every player belonging to the Major League Baseball Players Association has been allowed to cast a vote on various categories in an effort to determine each year's winners of the Players Choice Awards. First given in 1997 as the Man of the Year Award, it was renamed in 2000 in honor of Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Congratulations Chipper – you continue to make us proud even off the diamond!
Watch Chipper's accetance speech on MLB.com