Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Hartford, CT
Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, May 19th, 2018. In conjunction with Arch Insurance, the free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.
Players attending* include 1981 ALCS MVP, two-time American League Gold Glove Award winner, six-time All-Star and two-time New York Yankees World Series champion Graig Nettles and 14-year MLB veteran and All-Star Bill Lee, as well as Dave Fleming, Joe Lahoud, Matt Merullo, Lee Stevens and Gary Waslewski. These seven players combine for 74 seasons, 3,662 hits, 2,135 RBI and 5,410 games in Major League Baseball. Also joining these players is current Hartford Yard Goats pitching coach Mark Brewer and current Hartford Yard Goats manager Warren Schaeffer.
The clinic will take place at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats, running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., located at 1214 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the morning will conclude with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance.
To register for this clinic, please visit www.baseballalumni.com. Registration is required.
For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit www.baseballalumni.com.
*Clinicians subject to change.
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, CO with a membership of more than 8,300, of which approximately 6,000 are alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates.
About Legends for Youth Clinics
MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 18,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth Clinic Series. To donate to this program, visit baseballalumni.com/donate. The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth Clinic Series is #LFYClinic.