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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.

Eduardo Escobar is Committed to Helping Youth in his Native Venezuela and Minnesota

Major Leaguers are going to bat to help those in need around the world
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This year has been Eduardo Escobar’s best year on the ballfield, excelling as a utility player before taking over at third base for slugger Miguel Sano to help the Twins become the first team to go from 100-plus losses to the postseason.

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.

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.

School’s in Session & Hundreds of High School Action Team Captains Are Set to Embark on Another Year of Helping Their Neighbors in Need

High School Students and Major Leaguers are Training and Inspiring the Next Generation of Volunteers
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Now that Labor Day has come and gone, hundreds of Action Teams of student volunteers from high schools across the country are gearing up for another year of teaming with Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers.

Since the Action Team launched more than a decade ago, over 91,000 high school students have volunteered through the program to help more than 280,000 people in need. 

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 to Shine a Light on Others During First-Ever Players Weekend

The personalities and favorite causes to take center stage on Players Weekend
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It promises to be a wonderful weekend full of color, creative artwork and memorable nicknames, when Major Leaugers take the field August 25-17 for their first-ever Players Weekend. 

Curtis Granderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers and his fellow players want to let their fans get to know them a little better during Players Weekend.

Houston Astros Catcher Brian McCann Rallies Against Childhood Cancers

Veteran Major Leaguer McCann and his wife team with the Rally Foundation
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Houston Astros veteran catcher Brian McCann has been in the middle of plenty of on-field rallies during his 13-year Major League career, but perhaps the most important one he and his wife, Ashley, have been involved with is the Rally Foundation.

Major League Baseball Players Association & Former Players Are Determined to Cultivate Future Stars

MLBPA is committed to providing youth players from underserved populations with access to expert coaches and playing opportunities
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In recent years, with the number of African-American players on MLB rosters dwindling at an alarming rate, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), its active and in-active members have become more determined to help eliminate social and economic barriers to playing the game they love.

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