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Michael Cuddyer Announces Home Runs for Humanity Challenge

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Michael Cuddyer will donate $250 to Montero Medical Missions for each home run he hits in 2015 and invites fans to join the cause.

The Mets left fielder, a member of the Montero Medical Mission’s international advisory board, announced the initiative at a fundraising event this past fall.

Max Scherzer Joins Teleconference with High School Volunteers

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Max Scherzer told high school volunteers joining the monthly Action Team teleconference that his spirited play and dedication to the game are two traits he models after his former Detroit Tiger teammate, Torii Hunter. These same two traits can be found in Scherzer’s charitable work, too.

The 2013 Players Choice Award American League Outstanding Pitcher, who signed with the Washington Nationals this off-season following four seasons with the Tigers, is anxious to begin his first season with the defending NL East champions.

Major League Baseball Players Trust Joins LIVE BELOW THE LINE Challenge

Annual campaign features celebrities and influencers living on $1.50 for food and drink to raise funds and draw attention to 1 billion people living in extreme poverty
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RACHEL BROSNAHAN, ERIN RICHARDS, TAMZIN MERCHANT AND OTHERS WILL ALSO LIVE BELOW THE LINE TO RAISE FUNDS TO HELP END EXTREME POVERTY

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RACHEL BROSNAHAN, ERIN RICHARDS, TAMZIN MERCHANT AND OTHERS WILL ALSO LIVE BELOW THE LINE TO RAISE FUNDS TO HELP END EXTREME POVERTY

Michael Weiner Scholarship Winners Announced

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Besides his family, former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner was most passionate about employees’ workplace rights.

The employees he represented first as a union staff lawyer then general counsel and finally executive director happened to be professional baseball players, but Weiner felt strongly about all workers’ having a voice in the workplace.

Action Team Blog Series: The Most Important Ingredient For A Successful Action Team Event? Effort.

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My name is Margaret Gorman, and I'm an Action Team Captain at H-B Woodlawn in Arlington, Va. I was originally inspired to join the Action Team by my older brother, a former Captain who graduated in 2014. Now, I have been a part of the Action Team for three years. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me and the lessons I’ve learned will stay with me for my entire life.

Major Leaguers Team with Deaf Workers to Build Homes for Earthquake Victims

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From the ashes of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that in 2013 devastated the Phillipines’ island province of Bohol rose a partnership between Major League baseball players – through a grant from the Players Trust – the local government and an organization serving the deaf that helped restore homes and hope for displaced families in the village of Sagbayan.

Action Team February 2015 Newsletter

Each month the Action Team Newsletter highlights the Action Team Captains and their combined efforts to give back to their communities
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Players Turn Their Attentions Home In The Offseason

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The offseason often provides players with opportunities to turn their attention back home and engage with people and causes in their own communities.

In that spirit, Kevin Frandsen, Tim Hudson, Jon Jay, Craig Stammen and David Wright have each held events in recent weeks to support local causes.

MLB, MLBPA Announce Education Initiative with USAID in the Dominican Republic

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February 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today a partnership with the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to focus on education in the Dominican Republic.

Major Leaguers Come Up “Aces” in Las Vegas

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Major Leaguers —past and present — came up “aces” for the Players Trust in Las Vegas.

During the 11th annual Players Trust off-season golf tournament last week, 30 current and former players helped the Trust’s fund-raising activities live up to their billing as one-of-a-kind events.  

Sponsors and guests had memorable experiences mingling with a roster of players that ran the gamut from first-year players to veteran stars to retired All-Stars and Hall of Famers including Eddie Murray, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield.

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