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Minnesota Twins Pitcher Hector Santiago to Join Action Team's First Teleconference of the School Year

National Youth Volunteer Program Teleconference Series Connects Teen Volunteers from Across the Country
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The Action Team national youth volunteer program will host its first teleconference of the 2017-18 school year on Thursday, October 12 (9:00 PM ET), when Hector Santiago of the Minnesota Twins joins Action Team Captains from Brunswick (ME) High School as special guests.

Once again, legendary broadcaster George Grande will host the conference call, which is open to all high school Action Team Captains, Ambassadors and adult Coordinators from across the country.

Eduardo Escobar is Committed to Helping Youth in his Native Venezuela and Minnesota

Major Leaguers are going to bat to help those in need around the world
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This year has been Eduardo Escobar’s best year on the ballfield, excelling as a utility player before taking over at third base for slugger Miguel Sano to help the Twins become the first team to go from 100-plus losses to the postseason.

Major League Baseball Players to Provide $1 Million for Disaster Relief Across the Americas

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  • Players provide funds to nonprofits committed to helping victims of recent natural disasters across the Caribbean, Mexico and United States
     
  • Players also pledge to donate $5 for every download of their Infield Chatter mobile app to the Players Trust in support of this disaster relief effort
Players Trust to provide funding support to nonprofits providing disaster aid in areas hit by recent hurricanes and earthquakes
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  • Players provide funds to nonprofits committed to helping victims of recent natural disasters across the Caribbean, Mexico and United States
     
  • Players also pledge to donate $5 for every download of their Infield Chatter mobile app to the Players Trust in support of this disaster relief effort

Charity Begins at Home for New York Mets Pitcher Steven Matz

Long Islander supports local causes close to his heart
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When Steven Matz made it to the major leagues, he knew he wanted to give back to the New York community.

So Matz started the TRU32 campaign in 2016 as a way to acknowledge and thank first responders from the area for their tireless efforts in keeping communities safe.

Matz, who wears No. 32, has hosted 32 first responders at every Wednesday home game during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

“They sacrifice their lives in their line of work, so just to show appreciation to them is what it’s all about,” Matz told ABC 7 New York.

Major Leaguers Eduardo Escobar, Steven Matz, Buster Posey, Anthony Rizzo, David Robertson & Mike Trout Selected by Fans as Division Finalists for 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

These six players placed on Players Choice Awards ballots for league-wide player voting on Tuesday, Sept. 19
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New York, NY, Monday, September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Thousands of baseball fans participated in a poll on MLBPlayers.com between September 12 and 17 to determine which players inspire others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities.

2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Nominees Showcase Diverse Community Commitment

MLBPA launches 2017 Players Choice Awards program with Marvin Miller Man of the Year nominations
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The 30 Major League Baseball players nominated by their teammates for the 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year award showcase the diverse range of causes, commitments and creative approaches to community service taken by the current crop of big leaguers.

Fans to Help Major Leaguers Choose the 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year

Marvin Miller Man of the Year award program honors Major Leaguers for their commitment to helping others
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NEW YORK, September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Online balloting at www.MLBPlayers.com opened today so fans can select the six division finalists for the 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, which goes to the player whose on-field performance and contributions to his community most inspire others to higher levels of achievement.

From Arizona to Venezuela Major Leaguer David Peralta is Committed to Improving the Lives of Others in Need

Major Leaguers are #GoingToBat for causes close to their hearts
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Even though Major Leaguer David Peralta is far away from Venezuela in terms of distance while playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the United States, his troubled home country remains close to his heart.

As is the case of many Venezuelan players in Major League Baseball, much of his family still lives in the South American country, where ongoing political unrest has caused shortages of food and medical supplies in addition to widespread violence.

Chicago Cubs Catcher Willson Contreras Finds Special Olympics Just “Ducky”

Contreras goes to bat for Illinois special needs athletes
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Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras found himself on quite the ride in 2016 – catching for the eventual World Series Champions, being part of a fun, and energetic clubhouse, and learning more about his position from a seasoned veteran in David Ross!  Sounds like the perfect way to begin a career.  He was a jack-of-all-trades for the Cubs in 2016, making appearances in left field and first base in addition to his duties behind the plate.

Party at Napoli's in Support of Some Great Causes

Veteran Major Leaguer Mike Napoli turns a phrase into a fund-raising phenomenon
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World Series champion and Rangers slugger Mike Napoli is on his third tour of duty with Texas, and the 35-year-old currently sits second on the team with 22 home runs. He spent last season with the American League Champion Cleveland Indians, and crushed 34 long balls and drove in 101 runs, both team highs, as he helped guide the team to a thrilling seven-game World Series versus the Chicago Cubs.

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