The stifling heat and humidity on a midsummer Tuesday morning at Kauffman Stadium could not be denied. But for 130 youngsters, ages 6 to 16, the memories of their time on the field may never melt away.
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce the 30 preliminary winners of the 2015 Heart & Hustle Award. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.
More than a dozen former Major League Baseball players were among approximately 30 athletes who participated in a charity golf tournament and affiliated events over two days, raising money for a few worthwhile causes and brightening the lives of some special needs individuals.
Every spring, hundreds of baseball players descend upon Arizona and Florida. Along with them, hundreds of wives and children make the same pilgrimage. The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association sought to cater to that latter group by launching a three-part series of networking events for players' spouses this Spring Training.
Nine former big leaguers took to a Major League field once more Saturday for the MLBPAA's Legends for Youth clinic at Marlins Park, where they sought to instruct and inspire over 50 kids.