MEDIA

Players Alliance Gives Back on 33-City Tour

"Cross-country tour provides COVID-19 supplies, baseball gear to Black communities A big black semi-trailer truck full of gear and cheer rolled into the Bronx on Tuesday, ready to deliver to those in need. Adorned with the logo of The Players Alliance, a nonprofit...

Players’ Alliance Gets $10 Million From M.L.B. and Union to Build Diversity

New York Times – "The money is a substantial boost to the 12-week-old group formed by current and former players to increase Black participation at all levels of the sport. Major League Baseball and the players’ union have pledged $10 million to the Players Alliance,...

R2C2 Celebrating 100 Years of Negro League History

Listen to R2C2 with hosts CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco as they are joined by the President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Bob Kendrick, and MLB All-Star Curtis Granderson. In this episode, they discuss the importance of embracing the history of the Negro...

Baseball Mentorship Program Launch

Unlike any other mentor program in professional sports, The Players Alliance Baseball Mentorship Program is fully operated by our professional athlete committee members. Each is dedicated to using their personal time to inspire the next generation of Black players in...
MLK’s legacy endures: ‘Times are changing’

MLK’s legacy endures: ‘Times are changing’

"Standing before a packed, rapt congregation at St. Luke’s Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized the moment’s weight and its fragility. The date was May 6, 1963. King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference were five weeks...

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Players Alliance Members Donating MLB Salaries

Players Alliance Members Donating MLB Salaries

"The Players Alliance, made up of more than 100 Black current and former MLB players, announced Thursday that its members will donate their salaries from Thursday's and Friday's games to the organization to support its efforts to combat racial inequality and aid Black...

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MLB Players Alliance Donate Salaries On Jackie Robinson Day

MLB Players Alliance Donate Salaries On Jackie Robinson Day

"The Players Alliance is a group of over 100 Black current and former baseball players, and on Thursday they announced collectively that they would be donating their salaries from the games on August 27 and 28 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball....

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Red Sox Black Lives Matter Movement Opening Day

Red Sox Black Lives Matter Movement Opening Day

"The focus of the ceremony then shifted from the coronavirus to the Black Lives Matter movement, as the announcer referenced Floyd's death, saying, "Yet while we were united against this microscopic virus, forces sought to divide us again. On the streets of...

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Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen acknowledging injustice

Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen acknowledging injustice

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "After he saw the video of a Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen felt compelled to do something. His first instinct was to kneel during the national anthem when baseball returned to the...

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