Veteran Major Leaguer McCann and his wife team with the Rally Foundation
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.
Granderson's charitable efforts aids thousands of youth through a variety of education, physical fitness and nutrition focused programs
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.
Contreras goes to bat for Illinois special needs athletes
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.
MLBPA is committed to providing youth players from underserved populations with access to expert coaches and playing opportunities
In recent years, with the number of African-American players on MLB rosters dwindling at an alarming rate, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), its active and in-active members have become more determined to help eliminate social and economic barriers to playing the game they love.
Veteran Major Leaguer Mike Napoli turns a phrase into a fund-raising phenomenon
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.
Royals star shines bright for Big Brothers Big Sisters
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.
Major Leaguer #GoingToBat to promote education and love for the game of baseball
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.
Action Team Captains are making a difference in their California community
The Westlake Action Team is living up to its name based on the student volunteers’ whirlwind of activity in Conejo Valley, Calif. and surrounding communities during its first two years of existence.
On Thursday, June 15, Westlake held its second annual “Action Run,” a 5K race at Conejo Creek Park to support youth from Area Housing of Ventura Country, a housing facility for low-income families that in addition to less expensive rent also provides activities and educational programs for their children.
Correa is #GoingToBat by providing 150 local children with mattresses, frames, sheets, pillows and blankets
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.