Compton academy gets boost from golf outingA number of former and current Major Leaguers took to the links to benefit the MLB Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. Former All-Stars Torii Hunter and Gary Matthews Jr. co-hosted the event.
Compton academy celebrates National Signing DayMore than 500 student-athletes who have come through the MLB Youth Academies have gone on to participate in college baseball and softball programs. More than 160 have been drafted by MLB clubs, including last year's No. 2 overall pick Hunter Greene. Seven more student-athletes joined those ranks Saturday and were recognized at the Compton academy as they committed to play on the college level on National Signing Day.
VideoCompton celebrates signing daySeven student-athletes announce where they committed to play college baseball at the MLB Compton Youth Academy on National Signing Day
Breakthrough Series personal for former All-StarFormer Major Leaguer Eric Davis is serving as a coach at MLB's Breakthrough Series hosted at the Compton Urban Youth Academy, where the event took place for the first time 10 years ago. Davis was a part of the Compton academy's inception.
Breakthrough Series revisits Compton originsMajor League Baseball celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Breakthrough Series at the place where it began. In 2008, MLB's Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., hosted the first Breakthrough Series, a four-day event, blending elements of a showcase and an instructional league.
VideoBreakthrough Series Day 2The Dodgers host a panel with women working in MLB and give high school girls a chance to walk the field at Dodgers Stadium
Breakthrough Series panel inspires attendeesAs part of the Softball Breakthrough Series, a panel of four women from the Los Angeles Dodgers organization discussed the challenges they've faced on the job and how gender played a role.
VideoBreakthrough Series rolls onJennie Finch and friends check in from this year's Softball Breakthrough Series, held at Major League Baseball's Youth Academy in Compton
Finch provides guidance at Breakthrough SeriesFor Jayden Clark, the opportunity to showcase her skills and learn from Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch at the annual Softball Breakthrough Series helped the Florida prep athlete achieve her dream of playing softball in college.
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