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Willie Mays
Willie Mays

The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team", as voted on by baseball fans and members of the media. It is named for Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente. Originally known as the Commissioner's Award, it has been presented by MLB since 1971. In 1973, the award was renamed after Clemente following his death in a plane crash while he was delivering supplies to victims of the Nicaragua earthquake. The first recipient of the award was Willie Mays (pictured), and the most recent honoree is Adam Wainwright. The first pitcher to receive the award was Phil Niekro in 1980, and the first catcher to receive it was Gary Carter in 1989. The team to have the most winners representing their club is the St. Louis Cardinals. (Full list...)

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5th Dragoon Guards

The 5th Dragoon Guards was a British army cavalry regiment, officially formed in January 1686 as Shrewsbury's Regiment of Horse. The unit was redesignated as heavy cavalry and was sent to the Crimean War in 1853, taking part in the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854. This photograph shows Private Michael McNamara, of the 5th Dragoon Guards, and was part of a commissioned set of photographs taken at Aldershot for Queen Victoria in 1856.

Photograph credit: Hughes & Mullins after Cundall & Howlett; restored by Adam Cuerden

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