#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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#GoingToBat: Ian Kinsler All Over the Map Giving Back to Others
Ian Kinsler is playing his fourth season at second base for the Detroit Tigers and is again among the keys to  the team’s playoff hopes. The consistent veteran star also is playing a significant role in the community through his involvement in several philanthropic organizations, as usual. Kinsler supports the Family Gateway Center in Dallas, where he spent the first eight years of his...
May 5, 2017 5:00 PM ET
LA Dodgers Outfielder Yasiel Puig is Going to Bat for Others in Need
Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers took the National League by storm back in 2013, hitting .319 with 19 homers and 42 RBIs in 104 games with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs, finishing second in Rookie of the Year voting to late-Marlins pitcher José Fernández. Puig, who like Fernández, was born in Cuba, followed up his impressive rookie campaign with an All-Star appearance in 2014. And now...
May 1, 2017 12:30 PM ET
Major Leaguer Rickie Weeks and Family Help Prepare Florida Youth for Bright Futures
Rickie Weeks is enjoying his fourteenth season in the majors in 2017, his first with the Tampa Bay Rays. A key cog in the Milwaukee Brewers organization for over a decade, the Altamonte Springs, FL native is making just as much of an impact off the field as he has on it. His baseball roots run deep, as his grandfather, Victor Weeks, was an outfielder in the Negro Leagues during the...
Apr 21, 2017 6:10 PM ET
All Star Andrew McCutchen Making a Difference in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder, Andrew McCutchen, has become the face of the Pirates franchise over the course of his nine big league seasons. ‘Cutch’ took home the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player honors and has been elected to the NL All-Star team five times in his career, however, perhaps the most significant accolade he has received is the 2015 Roberto Clemente...
Apr 14, 2017 6:10 PM ET
Rob Refsnyder of the New York Yankees Goes Above and Beyond for Foster Children
Rob Refsnyder of the New York Yankees knows a thing or two about standing out from the rest. Refsnyder was adopted out of South Korea when he was an infant to a couple from Southern California. He became a three-sport standout at Laguna Hills High School, and enrolled at the University of Arizona to play college baseball. He was the Arizona Wildcats right fielder, and led his team to...
Oct 14, 2016 4:15 PM ET

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