Major Leaguers are #GoingToBat for causes close to their hearts
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 all-star supports cause to honor a friend injured during a baseball game
Players Weekend, when Major Leaguers are permitted to wear nicknames on their jerseys and customize their equipment, provides a great opportunity for Cubs superstar Kris Bryant to pay homage to the three cities he’s called home as well as to a friend who inspired his charitable efforts toward funding research projects to help find cures for spinal cord injuries.