#GoingToBat Community Spotlight

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight

The #GoingToBat Community Spotlight features individual Major Leaguers and their charity efforts in the community. To learn more about the charitable interests and activities of Major Leaguers, please visit http://playerstrust.org/individual-player-charities/

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Minnesota Pitcher Glen Perkins and Wife, Alisha, Support Mental Health in Twins Cities
Around the time of Major League pitcher Glen Perkins’ sixth annual Fifteen’s 5K charity race, the MinnesotaTwins’ veteran closer was nearing the finish line of a nearly 16-month rehabilitation process from major shoulder surgery. “I’m in a better place mentally than I have been,” the three-time all-star said when he returned to Minneapolis the day before the Aug. 6 race. “I think for...
Aug 21, 2017 6:00 PM ET
Houston Astros Catcher Brian McCann Rallies Against Childhood Cancers
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. In 2017, the McCanns will once again host the Rally Foundation’s annual fund-raising celebrity softball game, scheduled to be played on...
Aug 11, 2017 6:30 PM ET
Chicago Cubs Catcher Willson Contreras Finds Special Olympics Just “Ducky”
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras found himself on quite the ride in 2016 – catching for the eventual World Series Champions, being part of a fun, and energetic clubhouse, and learning more about his position from a seasoned veteran in David Ross!  Sounds like the perfect way to begin a career.  He was a jack-of-all-trades for the Cubs in 2016, making appearances in left field and first...
Aug 4, 2017 3:30 PM ET
Party at Napoli's in Support of Some Great Causes
World Series champion and Rangers slugger Mike Napoli is on his third tour of duty with Texas, and the 35-year-old currently sits second on the team with 22 home runs. He spent last season with the American League Champion Cleveland Indians, and crushed 34 long balls and drove in 101 runs, both team highs, as he helped guide the team to a thrilling seven-game World Series versus the Chicago...
Jul 28, 2017 5:30 PM ET
Major Leaguer Eric Hosmer Goes All Out for Kansas City Youth
World Series champion, All-Star Game MVP, three-time Gold Glove Award winner and 2017 World Baseball Classic champion — first baseman Eric Hosmer has developed an impressive baseball resume since joining the Kansas City Royals in 2011. But in addition to making a big difference for the Royals in recent years, the 27-year-old has also made a positive and significant impact in the Kansas...
Jul 21, 2017 5:35 PM ET

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