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Houston Astros Catcher Brian McCann Rallies Against Childhood Cancers

Veteran Major Leaguer McCann and his wife team with the Rally Foundation
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Houston Astros veteran catcher Brian McCann has been in the middle of plenty of on-field rallies during his 13-year Major League career, but perhaps the most important one he and his wife, Ashley, have been involved with is the Rally Foundation.

Curtis Granderson's GrandKids Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Back

Granderson's charitable efforts aids thousands of youth through a variety of education, physical fitness and nutrition focused programs
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More than 500 of Curtis Granderson's family, friends, teammates and fans spent Monday (April 7) evening at the New York City Public Library on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan helping Curtis, a New York Mets outfielder, and his Grand Kids Foundation celebrate 10 years of outstanding and inspiring community service. 

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.

Major Leaguer Eric Hosmer Goes All Out for Kansas City Youth

Royals star shines bright for Big Brothers Big Sisters
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World Series champion, All-Star Game MVP, three-time Gold Glove Award winner and 2017 World Baseball Classic champion — first baseman Eric Hosmer has developed an impressive baseball resume since joining the Kansas City Royals in 2011.

But in addition to making a big difference for the Royals in recent years, the 27-year-old has also made a positive and significant impact in the Kansas City community.

All-Star Robinson Canó’s RC22 Foundation is Improving Lives in Seattle and the Dominican Republic

Robinson Cano is passionate about providing children with important resources here and abroad
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Over the course of his 12-year career, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó has proven to be one of the top players at his position.

The five-time Silver Slugger Award winner, two-time Gold Glover, 2009 World Series Champion and eight-time All-Star has certainly racked up the accolades since breaking into the majors in 2005.

All Star Bryce Harper is Going to Bat for Kids with Cancer

Washington Nationals star and his Harper's Heroes foundation providing young cancer patients with memorable ballpark experiences
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It’s hard to imagine a better start to a major-league career than what Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper has displayed through the first four-plus years of his.

Just 24-years-old, Harper is already a five-time All Star, National League MVP, Silver Slugger Award winner and a recipient of the National League Hank Aaron Award and Golden Spikes Award.

While everyone knows the Las Vegas native for his on-field performances and as the face of the Nationals, Harper’s off-field efforts having a profound impact, too.

Adam Rosales of the Oakland a's Takes to Sandlots Across U.S. to Spread Joy of Baseball and Education

Major Leaguer #GoingToBat to promote education and love for the game of baseball
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To honor his father’s dedication to both education and baseball, Major Leaguer Adam Rosales of the Oakland Athletics founded a program called “Sandlot Nation” while he was with the San Diego Padres in 2016. The program complements Rosales’ instructional organization ‘Baseball Utility,’ which seeks to grow the game of baseball with local youth while teaching sportsmanship and respect for the game.

Astros Star Carlos Correa Making Sure Houston’s Youth Gets a Good Night’s Sleep

Correa is #GoingToBat by providing 150 local children with mattresses, frames, sheets, pillows and blankets
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Carlos Correa, a former first overall draft pick, has been one of Major League Baseball's rising stars since joining the Houston Astros in 2015.  He captured the American League Rookie of the Year Award that season, after making his debut at the tender age of 20.  He turned 21 during his rookie campaign, when he became the youngest player in Major League Baseball history to hit a postseason home run, the second-youngest player to hit more than one home run in a playoff game and the following season he became the youngest player in Astros history to go deep on Opening Day.

Yankees CC Sabathia Takes to the Lanes to "Pitch in for Kids"

CC Sabathia is #GoingToBat for kids in CA and NY
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Nearing 37 years of age, Carsten Charles Sabathia is still getting the job done for the New York Yankees. Sabathia, who has the second-most wins (230) among active pitchers in the majors, leads the Yankees with seven wins so far in 2017.

The Vallejo, Calif., native has built a superstar résumé over his 16-year career with Cleveland, Milwaukee and New York – twice leading the majors in wins, six times making the All-Star game, even winning a World Series with the Yankees in 2009 and the AL Cy Young Award with Cleveland in 2007.

Texas Rangers Pitcher Jake Diekman is Gutting it Out for Chron’s & Colitis Awareness

Major League Baseball Players are going to bat for causes close to their hearts
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Awaiting the third of three surgeries related to his ulcerative colitis, Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman will be unable to contribute in the Rangers’ bullpen until the second half of the season, but the hard-throwing left-hander is using his time on the disabled list to help support others who suffer from his condition.

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