Nominees from all 30 Major League clubs will be featured on MLB.com/awards through Monday at 2 p.m. ET — with winners to be unveiled an hour later at 3 p.m.
Winners whose clubs reach the League Championship Series or Fall Classic will receive tickets to root for the home team on a late-October night. As for the top fans whose teams fall short of the sport’s semifinals? Have no fear, as there’s always next year (and free tickets to an April 2017 game of their choice).
Major League Baseball and the 30 clubs worked tirelessly to identify the sport’s top supporters. But after great debate, the following Mets fans were chosen among a long list of deserving candidates:
Vernon Gibson: Known for his Mets-centric fire helmets, Gibson can typically be spotted on the Shea Bridge rallying others to cheer for the club.
Frank Umowski: A Mets fan since the team’s inception, Umowski holds various community events at Citi Field each year.
Armani Curet: Ten-year-old Curet has battled some health-related hardships, but he has not let that dampen his spirit or his Mets fandom.
MJ Lupton: A Mets fan since emigrating from the Philippines in 1979, Lupton organizes monthly group outings to attend games with family and friends.
The MLB Fans of the Year presented by Esurance program represents the “first inning” of the Esurance MLB Awards, which honor greatness in Major League Baseball and serve as the grand finale of the game’s awards season. Esurance MLB Awards voting will run from 4 p.m. ET on Sept. 19 to 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 11 and include nominees in 19 categories — from Best Major Leaguer to Best Social Media Post to Best MLB Interview.
Media, front-office personnel, retired MLB players, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and fans will determine the most #AwardWorthy players and moments from 2016. The MLB Awards winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 18, live on MLB.com and MLB Network.
Zachary Finkelstein is an editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Source: Mets News / Vote for Mets’ top fan of 2016