#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/

Content from this campaign

Yankees CC Sabathia Takes to the Lanes to "Pitch in for Kids"
Nearing 37 years of age, Carsten Charles Sabathia is still getting the job done for the New York Yankees. Sabathia, who has the second-most wins (230) among active pitchers in the majors, leads the Yankees with seven wins so far in 2017. The Vallejo, Calif., native has built a superstar résumé over his 16-year career with Cleveland, Milwaukee and New York – twice leading the majors in...
Jun 9, 2017 6:30 PM ET
Texas Rangers Pitcher Jake Diekman is Gutting it Out for Chron’s & Colitis Awareness
Awaiting the third of three surgeries related to his ulcerative colitis, Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman will be unable to contribute in the Rangers’ bullpen until the second half of the season, but the hard-throwing left-hander is using his time on the disabled list to help support others who suffer from his condition. Jake was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease of...
Jun 2, 2017 4:30 PM ET
Major Leaguer Cameron Maybin is on a Mission to Help Kids
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin‘s 10-year career has taken him through Detroit, Florida, San Diego, Atlanta, Detroit again and now Anaheim, but the speedy outfielder has not lost track of his roots. Maybin, who recently turned 30, hails from Asheville, N.C., and he spent the 2016 holiday season in his hometown; but instead of just visiting with family and friends, he and...
May 26, 2017 1:30 PM ET
Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Saddles Up for Team #NVRQT
Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jon Lester, has built quite the résumé through his first decade-plus in the majors, helping to win two World Series with the Boston Red Sox and adding another last year with the Cubs. Jon has also made four All-Star appearances, won an NLCS MVP award and a Babe Ruth Award, and has even pitched a no-hitter. But his major-league journey, as many people know, was far...
May 19, 2017 4:30 PM ET
All-Star Evan Longoria goes yard for Literacy
All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria has been a fixture with the Tampa Bay Rays since 2008 when as a rookie he helped the club reach its first World Series. Over his first 10 big-league seasons, Longoria has accumulated a Rookie of the Year Award (2008), three All-Star appearances, two Gold Glove Awards and a Silver Slugger Award. In short, the Rays franchise leader in home runs and...
May 12, 2017 5:35 PM ET

Pages