Eighty-four kids participated in the free two-hour clinic, co-sponsored by Fanatics and the A's, in the Oakland Coliseum, one of a small number of Major League stadiums that have hosted MLBPAA clinics this year. The amazement in the eyes of many kids at playing in an MLB ballpark was familiar to Shooty Babitt, an Oakland native and former A's infielder.
His career, as are all others in the game, was built on numbers. The 3,184 hits. The 431 home runs. The stunning, record-breaking streak of 2,632 consecutive games played. Cal Ripken Jr. totaled that, and so much more, during a 21-year career that ended after the 2001 season with the Baltimore Orioles.
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce the 30 preliminary winners of the 2017 Heart and Hustle Award. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game.
Frank White said he saw himself in many of the kids attending a free clinic Saturday that featured White and several other former Major Leaguers as instructors.
Bill "Spaceman" Lee was joined by former big leaguers Angel Echevarria, Dave Fleming, Nick Gorneault, Joe Lahoud, Matt Merullo and Gary Waslewski at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth Baseball clinic on Saturday at Dunkin' Donuts Park.
Former Padres hitting coach Merv Rettenmund stood in the right-field corner at Petco Park on Saturday morning, watching child after child take a few hacks off a tee. As part of a MLB Players Alumni Association Legends for Youth clinic, Rettenmund analyzed each swing to find ways on how the children could improve.
Former Major Leaguers Bob Lacey and Paul Thormodsgard sat in the Legends Suite at Chase Field Sunday afternoon and traded stories about their playing days.
Antonio Alfonseca was one of seven former Major Leaguers who participated in a free Legends for Youth baseball clinic for more than 160 local youth players Saturday at Marlins Park.
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce that Hall of Famer Andre Dawson will be honored with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.
It was more than showing kids how to grip a baseball, swing a bat or hustle around the bases.
Blas Minor and five other members of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association instructed kids on baseball fundamentals at a Legends for Youth Clinic in Tempe, Arizona, on Saturday.
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce that Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven will be honored with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.
When Marisa Moralobo began dating Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier last year, she wasn't certain what to expect when she began interacting with the wives and girlfriends of other players.
Children from 45 little leagues in the Dominican Republic were treated to baseball clinics last Sunday that featured Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion and other Dominican-born big league stars.
Shelley Duncan, a former big league player and the current manager of the D-backs' Class A affiliate, helped run the MLBPA Legends For Youth Baseball Clinic at Kino Sports Complex.