Scherzer a finalist for Marvin Miller Award

Scherzer a finalist for Marvin Miller Award

MINNEAPOLIS -- Max Scherzer is one of six finalists for this year's Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, an annual honor to recognize players who inspire with both their on-field performance and their contributions to their communities.

Scherzer was selected to represent the American League Central via fan voting. He teamed up with St. Louis' Adam Wainwright and others this summer to start a fantasy football league with teammates and fans to raise money for various causes, including the Detroit Tigers Foundation, Detroit's Police Athletic League and the Detroit Zoo.

Final voting for the national winner will take place among Major League players this week.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.