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Fans Can Help Major Leaguers Shine a Light on Community Service During Marvin Miller Man of the Year Voting

Major Leaguers on each team have selected one teammate as their Club’s nominee for the 2016 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. Now it’s the fans’ turn to help the Players choose the 2016 Marvin Miller Man of the Year
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Dexter Fowler and Bryce Harper to Co-Host MLB Players Trust's 13th Annual Golf Tournament


A pair of Major League All-Stars, Dexter Fowler of the Chicago Cubs and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, are looking for a full-house when they co-host the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s 13th annual fundraising golf tournament and third annual MGM Grand Poker Tournament to benefit the Players Trust in Las Vegas, January 11 & 12, 2017.

Denard Span of the San Francisco Giants Catches the Hearts of Families


Denard Span knows a thing or two about lending a hand.

Last night, Span made two unbelievable catches to help teammate Matt Moore take a no-hit bid into the 9th inning. Off the field, however, Span lends another type of hand.

Growing up in a single parent home, Span gives credit to his Mom for the sacrifices she made so he could pursue his dream as a Major Leaguer. As a result, Span was inspired to give back to those single parent families.

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers Encourages Others to Rise to the Challenge


Clayton Kershaw can often be found on the mound when he’s at Dodger Stadium. Last Thursday, however, he found himself behind a ping pong table, alongside celebrities and teammates for the 4th annual PingPong4Purpose event.

Kershaw’s Challenge, founded by Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, in 2011, began with Hope – not the feeling, but the name.

Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Indians Helps Build a Stronger Generation


Carlos Carrasco, who grew up in Venezuela, learned to pitch and reached the Major Leagues with the Phillies at age 22, likes to show that if you work hard and pursue your dreams, anything can happen.

The goal the hard-throwing right-hander most recently realized was U.S. citizenship. For months, teammates including Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli peppered him with questions, then last week Carrasco passed the test.

Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals Turns Challenges Into Charity


Rising to face challenges is a big part of Ryan Zimmerman’s identity.

But the ones he’s confronted on the ballfield as a first baseman for the Nationals have been insignificant compared to his engagement against Multiple Scleroris – the chronic disease his mother Cheryl was diagnosed with when he was just 11.

MS affects the central nervous system, disrupting the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

Trevor Plouffe of the Minnesota Twins Helps His Country While Inspiring a Younger Generation


Trevor Plouffe, Minnesota Twins third baseman, is all business on the field, but all smiles off of it.

A kid at heart, he finds time to connect with children while benefiting the community, despite the grueling schedule of being a professional baseball player.

Jay Bruce of the Cincinnati Reds Takes a Swing for Those at Home


Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds outfielder, has hit 18 homeruns so far this season. The biggest swing he’ll take, however, is during the Jay Bruce Golf Benefit and Tournament this November.

Bruce’s older sister, Kellan, has intellectual and developmental disabilities, which inspired Bruce to create the golf benefit in 2010.

Major Leaguers Honor America’s Service Members for Independence Day


Players were out in their communities in the days leading up to the Fourth of July honoring those who fought and continue to fight for our country.

Ben Revere, Clint Robinson, Sammy Solis and Blake Treinen of the Washington Nationals kicked off the activities with a Players Trust City Clinic benefiting children of active military members from the D.C. and Maryland areas at Andrews Air Force Base.

Sean Doolittle of the Oakland Athletics Celebrates America’s Freedom by Giving Back


The Fourth of July is a day Americans celebrate their freedom, but for Sean Doolittle it’s also a day to recognize those who gave people that freedom.

Doolittle, a reliever with the A’s, is the seventh cousin of General Jimmy Doolittle, an aviation pioneer. He is credited with calculating that the 16 B-25 Army Air Force Mitchell bombers could be launched using “short-field takeoffs” – less than 500 feet of a runway on an aircraft carrier.


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