8/5/2014 6:07 P.M. ET

Boggs to receive 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

Hall of Famer to be honored at MLBPAA's 15th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce that Hall of Famer Wade Boggs will be honored with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.

The event, which will take place on Tuesday, November 18 at Capitale, recognizes former major league players for their accomplishments on the diamond coupled with their off-the-field contributions to communities across the nation. 

Boggs, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005, was a 12-time All-Star and eight-time Silver Slugger winner throughout his 18-year career. For his efforts at third base, Boggs was awarded two Gold Gloves, in 1994 and 1995. A five-time American League batting champion, he compiled 3,010 hits and a .328 batting average during his time in the majors. He was also paramount to the success of the Baseball for Kids weekend, a fundraiser for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Boggs played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, assisting the Yankees in their World Series win in 1996.

This year, Clint Hurdle will be honored with the Brooks Robinson Community Service Award for his dedication to young people across the country and work with the Prader-Willi Association. The 10th annual Heart & Hustle Award will also be presented to the active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game. 

MLBPAA allocates proceeds from the dinner to the Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic series. The Legends for Youth program is a series of free baseball clinics designed to provide children with positive role models, teach young players baseball fundamentals and promote the game of baseball. Former players, such as George Foster, Bobby Grich, Ferguson Jenkins, Phil Niekro, Brooks Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Orlando Cepeda and Tom Seaver, have participated in past clinics.

To purchase a table or tickets for the Legends for Youth Dinner, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at nikki@mlbpaa.com or visit www.baseballalumni.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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Jan. 25, 2018: Christchurch Clinic
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