Jenkins, the starter who starred for the Chicago Cubs, among other teams, announced the National League nominees: Craig Counsell of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Marcus Giles of the Atlanta Braves, Derrek Lee of the Chicago Cubs, Adam Dunn of the Cincinnati Reds, Jamey Carroll of the Colorado Rockies, Dontrelle Willis of the Florida Marlins, Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros, Eric Gagne of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Brady Clark of the Milwaukee Brewers, Paul Lo Duca of the New York Mets, Aaron Rowand of the Philadelphia Phillies, Jason Bay of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Trevor Hoffman of the San Diego Padres, Steve Finley of the San Francisco Giants, Eckstein of the Cardinals and Alfonso Soriano of the Washington Nationals."They went 30-for-30, these committees," said Joe Garagiola, the MLB vice president and former Diamondbacks general manager who attended the press conference. "They're all good players -- a lot of World Series rings on that list. Probably a couple of [future] Hall of Famers on there. But they're all baseball players who respect the game and play it the right way. That's the list of guys who should be kids' favorite players." Later this summer, some 3,200 of the 5,000 living former players who are members of the association will be sent a ballot and asked to select this year's winner among the 30 nominees. The award will be presented on Nov. 3 at the Alumni Association's annual "Legends for Youth" dinner in New York City.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less