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2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.

Best Comeback

If Trey Mancini hadn’t collected as much as a single base hit in 2021, he still probably would have been the American League Comeback Player of the Year just for getting back on the field after his fight with colon cancer.

Instead he did … far more than that.

The 2020 Mo Gaba Sportsperson of the Year had a magical 21-homer season. Highlights included a base hit and ovation during his first at bat of spring training, a goosebump-inducing home run on the one year anniversary of Mo’s death (made even more special by a kiss blown from Mo’s mother Sonsy, who had thrown a ceremonial first pitch to Mancini earlier in the night) and an inspiring run to the finals of the Home Run Derby in July.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles

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Plus: Check out PressBox’s 2021 Mo Gaba Sportsperson of the Year, Justin Tucker.

Justin Tucker

Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022

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