One of my favorite Detroit Tigers players since he joined the team is 2nd Baseman Ian Kinsler. He among other MLB stars are nominated for MLB Players Alumni Association's Heart and Hustle Award.

According to Major League Baseball, this award is given to the player that shows a passion for the game and embodies values, spirit and traditions of baseball.

Ian Kinsler is among the nominees along with players like Dustin Pedroia, Anthony Rizzo, Mike Napoli, Eric Hosmer and others.

If there is a Tigers player that embodies all that this award stands for it is Ian Kinsler.  Though after going over the list of nominees, there are many of these players who you could also make a case for to win.    A tough choice for those who are voting to make.

Active players and MLB Alumni vote on the winner, but this year they are also letting fans vote on the award.   Fans can vote here until This Saturday Night, October 19th  at 11:59 p.m.   The winner will be announced on November 15th.