#GoingToBat Community Spotlight

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#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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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
Lance McCullers of the Houston Astros is The Leader of the Pack
Lance McCullers sometimes employs unorthodox training methods to keep it interesting. He’s been known to swing an axe in the backyard, or even do squats with his wife Kara on his shoulders. Another way Kara and Lance support each other is in the passion they share for animal advocacy and protection.They have a rescue dog, a husky named Minka, and they’ve acted on their passion by...
Oct 7, 2016 3:40 PM ET
Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves Fights Back for His Mom
Painful memories came roaring back earlier this season when doctors informed slugger Freddie Freeman they had discovered a cancerous mole on his back. The cancer, fortunately, was caught early, successfully removed and he was out of action just two days. His mother, Rosemary, however, wasn’t so lucky. Stage IV melanoma took her life 16 years ago when the slugging first baseman was still...
Sep 23, 2016 4:15 PM ET
Adam Jones, the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year, Leads by Example
Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles center fielder, was born in San Diego, Calif. Baltimore, however has been his home since joining the Orioles in 2008. He is one of the strengths of the Orioles’ team, yet his connection to the local community is even stronger. Jones participates in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program in Maryland. The RBI program aims to increase...
Sep 16, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins Throws a Ball and Hosts One
Jose Fernandez is making a pitch this weekend in the fight against pediatric cancer. The Marlins’ starter was scheduled to attend the third annual Bella’s Ball in Miami on Saturday, a fundraising event for the Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation he has supported throughout his professional career. The charity and event memorializes Bella Rodriguez-Torres, who was only 10...
Sep 9, 2016 4:30 PM ET