Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi will be the Boston Red Sox’s representatives at this year’s ESPY Awards.
The 2018 World Series champion outfielders have been named finalists to take home even more hardware when the ESPYs take place on July 10. Betts was nominated for both Best Male Athlete and Best MLB Player. Benintendi’s nomination is for Best Play, of course for his unforgettable diving catch in Game 4 of last year’s ALCS vs. the Astros.
Betts’ competition for Best Male Athlete will be Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, golfer Brooks Koepka, and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. He’ll go up against Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich, New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, and Tampa Bay Rays southpaw Blake Snell in the Best MLB Player category.
As for Benintendi, his game-saving grab will be put up against 15 other memorable plays including the Dolphins’ “Miami Miracle” vs. the Patriots back in December.
To ensure the “Miami Miracle” doesn’t beat Benintendi and that the 2018 AL MVP isn’t overlooked, you can cast your votes here.
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