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Major League Baseball Players Association Supports Universal Declaration of Player Rights

MLBPA joins with World Players Association in announcing Universal Declaration of Player Rights
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WASHINGTON, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) Executive Director and 14-year Major League Baseball veteran, Tony Clark, joined executives from some of the world’s leading player associations in unveiling the Universal Declaration of Player Rights (the Declaration) to protect players from ongoing and sy

Major League Baseball Players Swing Hammers for Habitat for Humanity

Players Trust hosts events in Dallas to benefit victims of natural disasters
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When disasters strike, Major League baseball players strike back.  That's why Major Leaguers from across the United States and Latin America traveled to Texas recently to trade in their bats and gloves for hammers and hard hats.

The Players Trust relief efforts in Dallas this week were a reminder from Major League Baseball players that they haven’t forgotten victims of the natural disasters that befell southern Texas, Florida, Northern California, Mexico and Puerto Rico earlier this year.

Major Leaguer Hector Santiago Shares His Passion for Volunteering with Action Team Captains

2017-18 Action Team conference call series debuts with veteran pitcher calling in from Puerto Rico
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As the baseball season nears its end, the Action Team national youth volunteer program's season is just getting underway. With the new school year beginning, the Action Team program hosted its first nationwide conference call for Captains and Ambassadors on October 12.

Joining high school student volunteers from around the country on the call was current major leaguer Hector Santiago.

Santiago, a left-handed pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, called in from Puerto Rico where he is actively lending a hand in hurricane relief efforts.

Major League Baseball Players Announce Finalists for 26th Annual Players Choice Awards

Buster Posey, Anthony Rizzo and David Robertson in running for Marvin Miller Man of the Year
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NEW YORK, October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major League baseball players today announced the finalists for their highest honors – the Players Choice Awards – in which the players themselves recognize excellence on and off the field.  Vying for top honor as 2017 Player of the Year are José Altuve of the Houston Astros, Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins.

Players Trust Provides Funding for Approximately 1.5M lbs of Food, Water & Supplies to Puerto Rico

Hall of Famer Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez & Luis Aicea to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico on behalf of all Major Leaguers
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The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced it is providing a grant to Pacific Prowler Nonprofit’s Operation Airdrop, with support from the Office of the Governor in Puerto Rico and Unidos Por Puerto Rico, to distribute supplies to those suffering in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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.

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