The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) is currently assessing the best ways in which to assist members of the baseball family affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we will continue to accept applications on a regular basis, but ask for patience as we navigate the complexities of the current situation.
Thank you all for trusting us during this very difficult time, and please stay safe.
If you are interested in applying for a grant, please complete the
The B.A.T. Grant Committee meets the first and third Tuesday of each month to review each grant applicants request.
Grant cases are ONLY reviewed twice a month unless an emergency is deemed by the B.A.T. office.
Documents Requested (if applicable):
- 2019 Income Tax Return
- Most recent pay stub
- 2020 Social Security Benefits Letter
- Unemployment Benefits Letter
- Medical Report/Notes
Any person is eligible for assistance from B.A.T. if he or she:
- Has at least one day of service as an MLB player
- Has at least two years of service with one of the following groups:
- Major League manager, coach or athletic trainer
- Minor League player, manager, coach or athletic trainer
- Negro League player
- MLB or MiLB umpire
- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player
- MLB or MiLB front office employee
- Part-time clubhouse employee with an MLB club
- Former MLBPA employee
- Is a widow, widower or child, 23 years of age or younger, of any eligible person
Types of Assistance Provided:
Each grant application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Grants may be awarded for needs such as:
A. Addiction recovery treatment
B. Food & household necessities
D. Medical expenses
E. Funeral expenses
F. Health insurance & prescriptions
G. Financial education
H. Career transition & vocational training certifications