MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BRINGS LEGENDS FOR YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC SERIES TO SAN DIEGO; Free youth baseball clinic to feature Randy Jones, Kurt Bevacqua and other MLB Alumni

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BRINGS LEGENDS FOR YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC SERIES TO SAN DIEGO

Free youth baseball clinic to feature Randy Jones, Kurt Bevacqua 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 Sunday, April 19th, 2015. The free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16.

Players attending* include former Padre and 1976 National League Cy Young Award winner Randy Jones, two-time World Series champion Jay Johnstone and two-time All-Star Blue Moon Odom, as well as Kurt Bevacqua, Craig Chamberlain, Gene Locklear, Jim Merritt, Phil Ouellette, Merv Rettenmund, Gary Ryerson and Derrel Thomas. These 11 players combine for 107 years, 6,581 games, 3,956 hits and 1,642 RBI in Major League Baseball.

The clinic will take place at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, running from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., located at 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance.

Registration for this clinic has reached capacity and walk-up registration cannot be accommodated.

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 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 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 for Twitter updates.

About Legends for Youth Clinics

MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 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, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, 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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