By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
Cheyenne, Wyoming’s own Brandon Nimmo, outfielder with the New York Mets, was just named the recipient of the 2022 “Heart and Hustle Award” for the team.
The award recognizes one player on each Major League team who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.
It’s not the first time Nimmo has won the award. He also received it back in 2018.
Nimmo leads the team with 64 runs scored this season, the 13th highest in baseball.
Even more notable, however, Nimmo could soon become the captain of the team.
The New York Post reported that if they can agree on a long-term contract, it could happen
“[The captaincy] is something I haven’t really thought about before, but it would be awesome,” Nimmo said. “It would be really special, but there are so many guys on this team that lead by example and it’s hard for me to say you put that on one guy.
Nimmo has been with the Mets organization since 2011 when he was selected in the first round of the draft. He’s been a big-leaguer since 2016.
“I love being a part of the Mets. I love being a part of this team,” Nimmo told Sports Illustrated.“This is all I have known, it’s what I have grown up in. It would be very special to stick around here.