News Archive

September 21, 2017

Oakland youth get a taste of big leagues at LFY clinic

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.

September 15, 2017

MLB alumni gather in Harrisburg to share memories, support Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation

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.

July 18, 2017

MLBPAA announces team winners of 13th annual Heart & Hustle Award

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.

July 17, 2017

Former player White gives kids a boost at clinic

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.

July 17, 2017

'Spaceman' leads Legends for Youth clinic

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.

July 3, 2017

Former players give pointers to aspiring youngsters

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.

June 26, 2017

Alumni Day at Chase Field keeps former players connected

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.

June 12, 2017

MLB alumni pass on knowledge, experience to kids at Miami clinic

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.

May 8, 2017

Andre Dawson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Legends for Youth Dinner

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.

April 9, 2017

Former MLB players preach hard work on and off the field at Tampa clinic

It was more than showing kids how to grip a baseball, swing a bat or hustle around the bases.

April 1, 2017

MLB alumni inspire kids at Tempe clinic

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.

March 28, 2017

Bert Blyleven to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Legends for Youth Dinner

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.

March 26, 2017

MLBPAA's Wives Club makes a difference in Tampa

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.

February 5, 2017

Dominican-born stars return home to lead Legends for Youth clinic

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.

January 7, 2017

Players, coaches give back at Legends Clinic

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.

MLBPAA Events
Sept. 29, 2017: Tampa Alumni Day
The Alumni Day Series consists of a pre-game reception hosted at Major League Baseball Stadiums and includes two free tickets for each former player and their guest.
Sept. 30, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Sept. 30, 2017: Washington D.C. Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 7, 2017: Jacksonville Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 8, 2017: Orlando Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 11, 2017: Venice Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 12, 2017: Keller Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the MLBPAA
Oct. 13, 2017: West Palm Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 14, 2017: Hartford Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 14, 2017: Hartford Coaches Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 15, 2017: Boca Raton Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 16, 2017: Welland Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 17, 2017: Welland Coaches Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 28, 2017: Red Bay Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 28, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 3-5, 2017: Nicaragua Clinics
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 16, 2017: Cuba Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 17, 2017: Cuba Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 19, 2017: Cuba Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 25, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Dec. 14, 2017: Panama City Coaches Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Dec. 15, 2017: Panama City Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Dec. 16, 2017: Panama City Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Dec. 17, 2017: Colon Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Complete Event Schedule