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Major Leaguers Recognize and Support the Efforts of Individuals Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Workers Through Their Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

2018 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Application Now Available
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NEW YORK, September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced that the 2018 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now available for submission through Monday, November 13, 2017. 

The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application can be accessed through www.PlayersTrust.org or directly by clicking here: http://bit.ly/MWScholarship

Major Leaguers Go to Bat for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Baseball players are stepping to the plate to help disaster victims and encourage others to do the same
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For perhaps as long as the game has been played, Major League baseball players have cared deeply about the places where they play and live, and that passion and compassion came to the forefront this week when baseball took a backseat to many players’ concerns for the people in communities devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Minnesota Pitcher Glen Perkins and Wife, Alisha, Support Mental Health in Twins Cities

Glen and Alisha Perkins are dedicated to making life better for those with mental illness
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Around the time of Major League pitcher Glen Perkins’ sixth annual Fifteen’s 5K charity race, the MinnesotaTwins’ veteran closer was nearing the finish line of a nearly 16-month rehabilitation process from major shoulder surgery.

“I’m in a better place mentally than I have been,” the three-time all-star said when he returned to Minneapolis the day before the Aug. 6 race. “I think for the first time in my rehab I’ve been pushing our medical and our front office to say, ‘Hey, let’s go.’ For a long time I didn’t feel good enough to take steps.”

Major League Baseball Players to Put Their Passion & Personalities on Display During Players Weekend

Players Weekend game-worn jerseys being auctioned to benefit MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation
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Major leaguers wanted an opportunity during the season to engage fans through a celebration of their passion and personalities and they're getting that chance at ballparks across the country during the first-ever Players Weekend on Aug. 25-27.

Players will wear customized gear and colorful, non-traditional uniforms inspired by youth league uniforms during the three-day event, which was conceived as a way to allow players and young fans to connect through the sharing of their interests and cultures while bringing attention to causes they support.

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.

Party at Napoli's in Support of Some Great Causes

Veteran Major Leaguer Mike Napoli turns a phrase into a fund-raising phenomenon
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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.

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.

Action Team National Youth Volunteer Program Unveils New TV PSA During MLB All-Star Game on Fox

:30 PSA features Major Leaguers Tim Beckham, Kevin Kiermaier, Lonnie Chisenhall and Action Team Captains from Cleveland and Tampa
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The Action Team national youth volunteer program, created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers, debuted its latest TV PSA on FOX during the broadcast of the 88th annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game.  The PSA, titled, Difference Makers, includes Major Leaguers Tim Beckham, Kevin Kiermaier, Lonnie Chisenhall and high school Action Team Captains, Rachel Duke of Cleveland and

Major League Baseball Players Build a Playground in Opa-Locka, Fla

Hundreds of volunteers turn out to help the Players Trust and KaBOOM! make playground dreams a reality
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Twenty years ago at this time of year, they were ballplayers at the peak of their careers, building toward the Marlins’ first World Series championship.

On Saturday, despite intermittent downpours, Bobby Bonilla, Cliff Floyd and Charles Johnson were among hundreds of people who gathered to build a playground for a South Florida community whose children will benefit from the healthy and creative outlet for their young minds and bodies.

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