MEDIA

MLB: The Players Alliance honors Black playmakers in baseball

Los Angeles, California (July 19, 2022) – As part of All-Star Week, The Players Alliance — a nonprofit founded in 2020 by Black current and retired professional baseball players to increase African American representation in the sport — held an inaugural “Game Changers Celebration,” seeking to honor Black playmakers in the game and in the community while raising awareness for the organization’s mission. Eight-time All-Star Darryl Strawberry, two-time All-Star Eric Davis, two-time softball Olympic medalist Natasha Watley and Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts made up the group’s first four honorees.

MLB Players Donate Game Day Salary to Mark the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson Breaking the Color Barrier

New York, NY (April 14, 2022)—The Players Alliance, a nonprofit started by active and retired professional baseball players, announced commitments by players, coaches and staff to donate their game-day salary in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson...

M.L.B. Pledges Millions to Build Black Participation

"The league made a 10-year commitment to the Players Alliance that includes $10 million a year, plus an additional $5 million in matching contributions. Major League Baseball announced on Monday that it would donate up to $150 million to the Players Alliance, a...

100-plus donate JR Day salary to Alliance

"Dodgers left-hander David Price, Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward and Brewers outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. are among more than 100 Major League players of all races and backgrounds who have pledged to donate their gameday salaries on Jackie Robinson Day to support The...

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...
Press Release Opening Day 2020

Press Release Opening Day 2020

July 23, 2020 – The Players Alliance, a non-profit organization founded by more than 100 Black current and former professional baseball players, announces its formation. Under the leadership of Curtis Granderson, CC Sabathia and Edwin Jackson, The Players Alliance is...

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Black Baseball Players BLM Video

Black Baseball Players BLM Video

ESPN: "Current and recent black Major League Baseball players banded together in a video to show support for Black Lives Matter and asked fans to join them. CC Sabathia, Prince Fielder, Giancarlo Stanton, Jason Heyward, Matt Kemp, Andrew McCutchen, Jackie Bradley...

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