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Major League Baseball Players Provide $50,000 Grant to Water Mission in Support of Puerto Rico Recovery

Players Trust grant to Water Mission will provide short-term solution for communities in Puerto Rico still in need of clean water
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The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced it will provide a $50,000 grant to Water Mission in support of the nonprofit’s relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. The grant is another example of the Players Trust’s ongoing “Returning Home” initiative, in which Major Leaguers combine their resources to support the places they call home, especially in times of need.

Major League Baseball Players Team With Medicines for Humanity to Distribute Toys in the Dominican Republic

All-Stars Robinson Cano and Miguel Sano return home to San Pedro de Macoris to distribute thousands of toys to children living in batey areas
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All-stars Robinson Cano, of the Seattle Mariners, and Miguel Sano, of the Minnesota Twins, recently visited 16 impoverished Dominican Republic communities where they distributed thousands of toys to children.

Major League Baseball Players Bring “Baseball Diplomacy” to Nicaragua

Peloteros por Nicaragua trip is part of Players Trust's growing international goodwill efforts
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Through the Major League Baseball Players Association’s collective charity, the Players Trust, players have become increasingly active as ambassadors of baseball around the world.  In partnership with the US State Department Sports Envoy program, Major Leaguers Jed Lowrie, John Mayberry, Jr. and JC Ramirez recently visited Nicaragua to help conduct three clinics in four days.  The trip to Nicaragua - dubbed Peloteros por Nicaragua - is part of the Players Trust's growing international efforts to spread goodwill around the world through baseball.

Baseball Player Nick Rickles Launches Blog to Share His Journey With the Fans

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Nick Rickles is 27, a native of West Palm Beach, Fla, and he's been playing the game of baseball for as long as he can remember.  He's a catcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, and he's launching a blog, My Life & Baseball, to share his journey with the fans.  Below, Nick tells us why he's launching the blog in the latest MLBPlayers.com Player Perspectives feature.

My Life & Baseball blog will provide insider's view of life as a professional baseball player
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Nick Rickles is 27, a native of West Palm Beach, Fla, and he's been playing the game of baseball for as long as he can remember.  He's a catcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, and he's launching a blog, My Life & Baseball, to share his journey with the fans.  Below, Nick tells us why he's launching the blog in the latest MLBPlayers.com Player Perspectives feature.

Next Generation of Major Leaguers Prepare for the Future

Baseball's stars of tomorrow treated to seminars designed exclusively for emerging professional athletes
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Baseball's worldwide appeal was on full display from January 4-7 when the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball hosted their annual Rookie Career Development Program (RCDP) at the Landsdowne Conference Center in Leesburg, Va.

Major League Baseball Players Association Year in Review: Players Make Connections With All Those Who Play and Love the Game

Major League Baseball Players and their union are committed to growing the game while honoring its past
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The Major League Baseball Players Association had quite a year in 2017, on and off the field, as the union began its second 50 years of advancing and protecting players' rights.

Advancing players' interests took on exciting new forms in 2017 as Executive Director Tony Clark sought to broaden the player fraternity's reach by strengthening ties to the former player community, providing new and better platforms for active players to engage with fans and moving ahead with the vision of building a solid foundation to support and develop youth baseball around the world.

Major Leaguer Keone Kela Connects With Youth From Around the World

Keone Kela of the Texas Rangers uses baseball to connect with kids around the world
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Major League Baseball pitcher Keone Kela doesn't do anything half-hearted.

So it came as no surprise that the hard-throwing Texas Rangers reliever made it his off-season mission to genuinely connect with young people both in the United States and China.

Kela, who won't turn 25 until the third week of his fourth season with the Rangers several months from now, has already accomplished a lot for his age. He's pitched most of the past three years out of the Rangers' bullpen, earning a reputation for a competitive approach and a four-seam fastball he can dial up to 100 mph.

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 Leaguers Shine a Light on Teen Difference Makers

New video series features high school Action Team Captains from Cleveland and Tampa
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Rachel and Hishaam are two teenagers changing the world for the better through volunteering.

As Action Team Captains, the two high school seniors have spent hours of their free time volunteering in their local communities. Now, their efforts are being brought to a national spotlight through the Action Team national youth volunteer program’s newest campaign, “Difference Makers.”

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