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Revere again up for Play of Year GIBBY Award

Revere again up for Play of Year GIBBY Award

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Revere again up for Play of Year GIBBY Award
MINNEAPOLIS -- After winning the Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award for the Play of the Year last year for his outstanding over-the-shoulder leaping catch in center field against the Orioles, Twins outfielder Ben Revere is out to make it two in a row.

Revere is again nominated for the Play of the Year Award for his over-the-shoulder basket catch against the White Sox on Sept. 15 at Target Field. Revere's catch robbed catcher A.J. Pierzynski of a potential extra-base hit with two runners on and two outs in the eighth.

"That play is unbelievable, to tell you the truth," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said at the time. "It looked like he ran about 50 yards to catch it, over the head, going into the fence. It doesn't get much better than that."

Major League Baseball's A-listers will take home 2012 GIBBYs trophies -- the ultimate honors of the sport's awards season -- based on votes by media, front-office personnel, MLB alumni, fans at MLB.com and the Society for American Baseball Research.

This year's GIBBY Awards feature nominees in 21 categories. Individual honors will go to the MLB MVP, in addition to the year's best starting pitcher, hitter, closer, setup man, rookie, breakout hitter, breakout pitcher, comeback player, defensive player, manager, executive and postseason performer.

GIBBY trophies also will be awarded for the year's top play, storyline, hitting performance, pitching performance, oddity, walk-off, Cut4 topic and postseason moment, from MLB.com's Must C highlight reels.

In the past four years, fans have cast more than 40 million votes across the various GIBBYs categories, none of which were restricted to league affiliation.

You can vote as many times as you want until fan balloting closes Dec. 2 at 10:59 p.m. CT.

Winners will be presented their GIBBY trophies at the MLB.com Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards extravaganza during the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 4.

In addition to Revere, the Twins also have a nominee for the best Cut4 Topic with a video of signed baseballs from Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham being launched into the stratosphere in a balloon. It was part of a pregame ceremony that recognized the inaugural Minnesota Aerospace and Aviation Week.

Willingham and Morneau became the first players in history to have their signatures shot into Earth's stratosphere.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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