Friday, August 25, 2006

Paul Lo Duca selected as Mets Heart & Hustle Candidate

Paul Lo Duca was selected as the Mets candidate for the "Heart and Hustle" Award presented by the Major League Players Alumni Association.

"To be recognized by men who played the game, and to have Rusty present it to me is a special honor," said Lo Duca, a Mets fan when he was younger. "I know Rusty played the game the right way, and with all that he has done off the field for police and fire departments, it makes me appreciate it even more. Rusty was an idol of mine, and I followed him growing up. It's an honor to accept the award from him and to meet a great person who does a lot of things for the community, so it's a privilege to be mentioned in the same breath as Rusty." Lo Duca is one of 30 big-league players, one from each club, to be named a winner of the award.

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