Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Announces Attendees of the 2017 Legends for Youth Dinner

Colorado Springs, CO – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce attendees for the 18th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.

The event, which will place on Tuesday, November 14 at Capitale in New York City, aims to recognize former Major League players for their accomplishments on the diamond coupled with their off-the-field contributions to communities across the nation.

The event will honor Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven and Andre Dawson as Lifetime Achievement Award winners. The overall Heart and Hustle Award winner will also be honored at the event.

Joining the honorees in attendance* will be Hall of Famers Goose Gossage, Tony Pérez and Brooks Robinson, current Minnesota Twin Byron Buxton, current New York Yankee Brett Gardner, as well as former MLB players and managers Manny Acta, Rick Ankiel, Brian Boehringer, Darren Bragg, Fred Cambria, Frank Catalanotto, Rick Cerone, Larry Christenson, Don DeMola, John Doherty, John Flaherty, John Franco, Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden, Jim ‘Mudcat’ Grant, Jim Hannan, Brendan Harris, Ken Henderson, Tommy Hutton, Jim Kaat, Al Leiter, Jim Leyritz, Steve Lyons, Oreste Marrero, Scott McGregor, Brian McRae, Mike Myers, Al Oliver, Mike Pagliarulo, Jim Poole, Dennis Rasmussen, Desi Relaford, Andre Robertson, Steve Rogers, Jim Sadowski, Frank Tepedino, Gary Thorne, José Valdivielso, Fred Valentine, Jon Warden, Dmitri Young and Eric Young.

The 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.

To purchase a table or tickets for the Legends for Youth Dinner, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at or visit

*Celebrity list subject to change.

**To receive a media credential, contact Nikki Warner at by November 12, 2017.


About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA)

MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a membership of 7,800, of which approximately 6,100 are Alumni and current players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.



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The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) was formed in 1982 in order to promote the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through former players. A nonprofit organization, the MLBPAA establishes a place where a player's drive for excellence and achievement on the field can continue long after they take their last steps off the professional diamond.