Joe Saunders Nominated for Man of the Year

Major League Baseball announced candidates for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award from each team. Representing the Arizona Diamondbacks is right-handed left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders. Saunders along with his wife form Shanel Team Saundo which have worked tirelessly raising money in the Phoenix area for multiple causes.

Team Saundo has teamed up with Communities in Schools of Arizona to collect and distribute 2000 backpacks full of school supplies for under privileged kids. Its a great program and both Joe and Shanel should be commended for their work.

While Saunders was not selected as a finalist his work has made him a fan favorite not just with his teammates but with the fans and every child who has school supplies to begin the new year. The lives that Joe and Shanel have touched go well beyond the job he does on the mound every five days.


  1. Great write-up, but I have one correction to make: Joe Saunders is a LEFT-handed pitcher, not right! He’s my favourite pitcher (then comes Ian Kennedy).

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