Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Tucson, AZ

Free youth baseball clinic to feature Eric Davis, Albie Lopez and other MLB Alumni

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. In conjunction with the Tucson Youth Baseball Association, the free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.

Players attending* include two-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove Award winner, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner and 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Series champion Eric Davis, and 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series champion Albie Lopez as well as Willie Adams, George Arias, Damon Buford, Dave Burba, Gil Heredia, Charlie Montoyo, Nikco Riesgo and Mike Sember. These 10 players combine for 72 seasons, 2,044 hits and 3,618 games in Major League Baseball.

The clinic will take place at Kino Sports Complex, running from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., located at 2500 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the morning will conclude with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance. 

Registration is closed at this time.

For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit www.baseballalumni.com.

*Clinicians subject to change.

About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA)

MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 8,300, of which approximately 6,000 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates.

About Legends for Youth Clinics

MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 18,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth Clinic Series. To donate to this program, visit baseballalumni.com/donate. The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth Clinic Series is #LFYClinic.

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