MLBPAA honors Wigginton with award

MLBPAA honors Wigginton with award

BALTIMORE -- The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) will honor Ty Wigginton on Saturday with one of its Heart and Hustle Awards.

One player from each of the 30 teams gets picked for the award, which honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game and represent its values, spirit and tradition. Each of the players picked is going to be recognized Saturday, with one overall winner to be announced Nov. 5, in New York City.

Albert Pujols won the final award last year.

Former Major Leaguer Dave Johnson will present the award to Wigginton before Saturday's game with the Rangers.