By Eduardo A. Encina
The Baltimore Sun
10:19 PM EST, November 16, 2012
Three Orioles were among the recipients of this year's Legacy Awards, which annually recognize the best in baseball by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
The awards are given in the name -- and spirit -- of Negro League legends.
Orioles closer Jim Johnson, who set a club record with 51 saves, was the recipient of the American League Hilton Smith Award, given to the league's best relief pitcher.
Manager Buck Showalter was awarded the AL Charles Isham "C.I." Taylor Award, which is given to the league's top manager.
And Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was the recipient of the John Henry "Pop" Lloyd Award, which is presented in recognition of "baseball and community leadership."
Also of note, the annual Sam Lacy Award, named for the legendary Baltimore Afro-American sports journalist and given to the baseball journalist of the year, was awarded to MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds.
The winners will be honored on Jan 12, 2013 at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Mo., the home city of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
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