Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Announces Attendees of 2015 Legends for Youth Dinner

Colorado Springs, CO – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce attendees for the 16th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.

The event, which will take place on Tuesday, November 10 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 Bobby Valentine and Carl Erskine as Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones will receive the Brooks Robinson Community Service Award, and the overall Heart and Hustle winner will be honored at the event. New York Yankees radio color commentator Suzyn Waldman will emcee the evening.

Joining the honorees Valentine, Erskine and Jones in attendance* will be Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Brooks Robinson, current players Brandon Crawford, Ian Desmond, DJ LeMahieu, James McCann and Anthony Rizzo, as well as former MLB players Gary Bell, Brian Boehringer, Jim Bouton, Fred Cambria, Tony Clark, Ron Darling, Orestes Destrade, John Doherty, John Franco, Jim “Mudcat” Grant, Tom Grieve, Jeffrey Hammonds, Rich Hand, Jim Hannan, Tom House, Al Leiter, Joe Mahoney, Brian McRae, Jerry Moses, Dale Murphy, Mike Myers, Randy Niemann, Desi Relaford, Ron Robinson, Steve Rogers, John Stearns, José Valdivielso, Fred Valentine, Jon Warden and Mookie Wilson.

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 8, 2015.

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 7,400, of which approximately 5,600 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 for Twitter 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.




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