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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.

Conejo Valley, California High Schoolers are on the Run for Local Kids

Action Team Captains are making a difference in their California community
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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.

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.

Motivated by Tragedy, Tim Anderson of the White Sox Launches Charity to Guide Chicago’s Youth

This Major League shortstop is #GoingToBat to help develop young leaders
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Tim Anderson, the 17th overall pick in the 2013 draft, is already well on the way to establishing himself as one the top young shortstops in the Major Leagues.  After batting .283 as a rookie in 2016, Anderson began 2017 as the White Sox’ everyday shortstop.

Considering Anderson had focused primarily on basketball at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., didn’t play baseball until his junior year in 2010 and doesn’t turn 24 for another week, he’s come a long way very fast.

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.

A Better Chance to Honor MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark and Other Community Leaders Committed to Education and Diversity

2017 A Better Chance Awards Luncheon to Honor Leaders in the Community Who Are Committed to Promoting Education & Diversity & Recognize Top High School Scholars
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June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- WHAT: Event features presentation of 2017 Chairman's Award to JCPenney Chairman and CEO Marvin Ellison; the 2017 Benjamin E. Mays Award to The College Board President and CEO David Coleman and the DreamBuilder Award to Tony Clark, Executive Director, Major League Baseball Players Association. 

Major Leaguers Begin 18th Season of Providing Underserved Youth with Unforgettable Ballpark Experiences

Players Trust launches 2017 Buses for Baseball program with trip to Dodgers Stadium
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About 50 young people fighting serious illnesses enjoyed a game at historic Dodger Stadium on Monday night as the personal guests of the Players, when the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s Buses for Baseball program kicked off its 2017 campaign.

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.

Major Leaguer Cameron Maybin is on a Mission to Help Kids

Angels Outfielder is #GoingToBat for Youth Where He Lives and Works
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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin‘s 10-year career has taken him through Detroit, Florida, San Diego, Atlanta, Detroit again and now Anaheim, but the speedy outfielder has not lost track of his roots.

Maybin, who recently turned 30, hails from Asheville, N.C., and he spent the 2016 holiday season in his hometown; but instead of just visiting with family and friends, he and his wife, Courtney, had a bigger idea in mind—the creation and launch of The Maybin Mission.

Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Saddles Up for Team #NVRQT

Lester, a cancer survivor, goes to bat for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
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Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jon Lester, has built quite the résumé through his first decade-plus in the majors, helping to win two World Series with the Boston Red Sox and adding another last year with the Cubs. Jon has also made four All-Star appearances, won an NLCS MVP award and a Babe Ruth Award, and has even pitched a no-hitter.

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