Don't be surprised if you see a young pitcher out of Macon, Georgia, who develops a knuckleball rivaling Phil Niekro's. Or a third baseman from Denver, Colorado, who moves like Brooks Robinson, or a hitter from Boston, Massachusetts, who drives the ball like Harmon Killebrew.
Niekro, Robinson and Killebrew have taken time to participate in the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's Legends for Youth Clinic Series. The Alumni Association has conducted hundreds of free clinics and helped thousands of children over the years. Our mission is to provide a fun, positive baseball experience; to provide children with positive role models at our life skills station, where we talk to them about substance abuse, stress the importance of education and help them recognize they have the ability to make positive decisions; and, to teach young ballplayers the game's fundamentals in a multi-station format.
The clinics are the only place in the world a young player can learn to take a lead from one of baseball's best base stealers and move onto the pitcher's mound for instruction from one of the most dominant left-handed hurlers in history.
A former Major League Baseball player's greatest reward is watching a young player leave the field a better player, but more importantly, a better person. Baseball -- its value, heritage and heroeswill always endure, and the Alumni Association knows that only by preserving and protecting what is best about the game can we remain a valued member of the baseball family.
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