Malachi Moore joins Hot Stove to discuss being named a full-time umpire for the upcoming 2023 season
- 'Major League or bust': Moore paves way for Black umps
When Malachi Moore’s phone rang on the Wednesday before Christmas, he saw an incoming call from Rich Rieker, director of umpire development for Major League Baseball. Moore was in his childhood bedroom in Compton, Calif., the one he shared with his late brother, Nehemiah, while they were growing up in...
- VideoCelebrity Golf Invitational 2022
Torii Hunter and Gary Matthews Jr. co-host the annual Celebrity Golf Invitational benefitting the MLB Youth Academy in Compton, California
- Stars tee it up for Compton's Youth Academy
NEWPORT COAST, Calif. -- The baseball stars were out at Pelican Hill Golf Club on Monday, as several current and former Major Leaguers participated in the annual Celebrity Golf Invitational to benefit the MLB Youth Academy in Compton. Former Angels teammates Torii Hunter and Gary Matthews Jr. hosted the event,...
- VideoMLB Develops Award winners
MLB welcomes the MLB Youth Academy Youth of the Year Award winners at Game 2 of the World Series
- Champs crowned in All-Star week baseball, softball championships
COMPTON, Calif. -- The Compton Youth Academy proved to be a gracious host for this week's baseball and softball tournaments among MLB programs from urban areas. Perhaps it was too gracious of a host. Compton's baseball and softball teams each fell in the championship games Monday, with the MLB Develops...
- At Compton academy, Commissioner marks return of All-Star youth events
COMPTON, Calif. -- Standing at the edge of the baseball field on the third-base side, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred had a prime spot to watch Sunday’s All-Star Commissioner’s Cup action. At the Compton Youth Academy, where MLB’s movement to revive baseball in urban communities began in 2006, Manfred watched under-17...
- VideoManfred on MLB Youth Academy
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred shares his thoughts on the MLB Youth Academy and its growing success in Compton, California
- VideoCommish Cup Opening Ceremonies
The Commissioner's Cup Opening Ceremonies kick off All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles with an emotional reflection on what it has accomplished
- California softball standout wins Jennie Finch Award
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Shock ran through Grace Shary’s body as she realized what she had accomplished. Shary was the first recipient of this season’s Jennie Finch Empowerment Award series, presented by ARM & HAMMER. The award was presented to Shary at the Softball Elite Development Invitational at the Jackie...
- College next for Youth Academy standouts
There was a lot to celebrate for young baseball and softball players in Compton, Calif., and New Orleans on Saturday as Major League Baseball’s Youth Academies in those areas hosted ceremonial collegiate commitment letter signings at their facilities. A group of academy members participated in the ceremony, while others had...
- VideoCelebrity Golf Invitational
Torii Hunter and Gary Matthews Jr. co-host the annual Celebrity Golf Invitational benefitting MLB Youth Academies in Compton and New Orleans
- VideoMike Scioscia joins High Heat
Mike Scioscia looks back at his run with Team USA in the Olympics as well as the Braves' World Series victory over the Astros
- VideoLoney on the MLB Youth Foundation
James Loney joins Hot Stove to discuss the Celebrity Golf Invitational to benefit the MLB Youth Foundation and his thoughts on Shohei Ohtani
- VideoMLB's Opening Day
MLB Opening Day presented by Chevrolet
- MLB honors grassroots stars with DS cutouts
Though fans are not in the stands for the start of the historic 2020 postseason, MLB has managed to cut out space to honor some of its most special supporters. At the four ballparks hosting Division Series games -- Globe Life Field, Minute Maid Park, Petco Park and Dodger Stadium...
- VideoDiscussion about race in baseball
Jonathan Mayo is joined by Chip Lawrence, Steve Williams, Jaron Madison, Deron Johnson and James Merriweather to discuss race in baseball
- Black scouts discuss race in baseball
The United States continues to grapple with the systemic racism that has come more to the fore after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police, and, more recently, the shooting of Jacob Blake. As the country tries to find ways to address these injustices, one of its...
- Negro Leagues history extra special in KC
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum houses many vital elements of baseball’s past. But just a few steps from the museum is a place that features baseball’s present and future. The Kansas City Urban Youth Academy (UYA) opened in 2018 in the historic 18th and Vine District, just outside the museum...
- VideoPlay Ball hosts LA GRIT Event
Play Ball hosts their second GRIT event for U18 girls looking to advance their baseball careers
- First MLB GRIT girls tour stops in SoCal
COMPTON, Calif. -- Alyssa Lee may be a 16-year old, but when she explains why she was out on a cool morning showing off her baseball skills, it’s the same answer you’ll get from anyone who plays the game, male or female. "This is what I love to do,” Lee...
- Archer shares life insights through Play Ball
COMPTON, Calif. -- Chris Archer may have been far from home, but that didn’t stop him from looking for ways to make a difference. The Pirates right-hander, who lives in North Carolina but is spending his offseason training in California, reached out to Major League Baseball seeking local youth-oriented events...
- MLB Youth Academy gets assist from golf outing
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- The annual Celebrity Golf Invitational at The Resort at Pelican Hill is a fundraiser for the MLB Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. For the Matthews -- event host Gary Jr.; his brother, Del; and their father, Gary Sr., or “Sarge” -- it’s also a family affair....
- MLB Academies celebrate college signing day
COMPTON, Calif. -- For a select group, Saturday at three of MLB’s Youth Academies was about celebrating promising futures while acknowledging the hard work -- and the support system -- it took to get to that point. In Compton, New Orleans and Dallas, college signing day is an occasion to...
- VideoYouth Academy signing day
The Compton Youth Academy celebrates three student athletes who are penning their national letters of intent
Academy alumni Malachi Moore and Dominic Smith
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