Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Tampa, FL

Free youth baseball clinic to feature Mike Devereaux, David LaPoint, Tom Niedenfuer and other MLB Alumni

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, April 8th, 2017. The free clinic features current and former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.

 

Players attending* include 1995 World Series champion and 1995 NLCS MVP Mike Devereaux, 1982 World Series champion David LaPoint and 1981 World Series champion Tom Niedenfuer. Joining them are former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher and All-Star Grant Balfour, All-Stars Tom Hume and Richie Scheinblum, current Tampa Bay Rays Director of Baseball and Community Outreach Orestes Destrade and John Frascatore, who posted a 2.48 ERA in 80 innings pitched for the 1997 St. Louis Cardinals. These eight players combine for 76 seasons, 3,914 games, 223 wins and 145 home runs in Major League Baseball.

 

The clinic will take place at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., located at 1 Tropicana Dr, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running 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.

 

Registration is closed to the public at this time.

 

For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Communications Director, 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 7,800, of which approximately 6,100 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 for Twitter updates.

 

About Legends for Youth Clinics

MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 16,000 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, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Nicaragua, 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.

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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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