Texas Rangers PLAY BALL weekend events scheduled for June 14-16

Events include PLAY BALL summer programming, Nike RBI doubleheader, MLBPAA Legends for Youth Clinic; Visit rangers.com/playball for more information

June 11th, 2024

Arlington, Texas— As part of Major League Baseball’s worldwide PLAY BALL Weekend movement, the Texas Rangers will host three events centered around increasing youth involvement in baseball and softball at its West Dallas Youth Academy from Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 16.

Friday, June 14 – Summer PLAY BALL Programming

  • From 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., summer baseball and softball programming will get the PLAY BALL treatment. A typical day of summer training will be adapted to feature fun drills and some friendly competition, followed by a Semien Family Summer Food Distribution that will send athletes home with healthy produce for the weekend. Participants will also receive t-shirts to commemorate the weekend and PLAY BALL bat and ball kits.

Saturday, June 15 – Nike RBI Doubleheader

  • Baseball fans are invited to watch a Nike RBI senior baseball doubleheader between the Heat and Bandits at the Academy’s Johnny Oates Field. First pitch for game one will be at 9 a.m., and game two will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. The games are open to the public at no cost, and there will be giveaways for some lucky fans in the grandstands.

Sunday, June 16 – MLBPAA Legends for Youth Clinic

  • The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) will host a Legends for Youth Clinic for kids 7 – 12 years old on Sunday, connecting former and aspiring Major Leaguers for a three-hour camp focused on improving skills and sharing wisdom with the next generation through a dedicated Q&A session. The clinic will begin at 9 a.m., and the following former players are expected to participate:
  • Jerry Browne (TEX: 1986-88)
  • Scott Coolbaugh (TEX: 1989-90)
  • Mike Jeffcoat (TEX: 1987-92)
  • Warren Newson (TEX: 1996-98)
  • Justin Ruggiano (TEX: 2016)
  • Donnie Sadler (TEX: 2002-03)
  • Dan Smith (TEX: 1992, 1994)
  • Curtis Wilkerson (TEX: 1983-88)
  • Jeff DeWillis (TOR: 1987)

To register for Texas Rangers PLAY BALL Weekend events or learn more, visit rangers.com/playball.