Yankees: EmpireStateBldg will shine in pinstripes tonight in memory of Yogi. http://t.co/Km8RVp53a6

Yankees: .EmpireStateBldg will shine in pinstripes tonight in memory of Yogi. http://pic.twitter.com/Km8RVp53a6 — MLBPittsburgh (@MLBPittsburgh) September 23, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js from Twitter https://twitter.com/MLBPittsburgh

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Mike Aviles’ Adorable Daughter Throws Out First Pitch At Indians Game (Video)

[nesn_embed service=springboard src=”http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/899/video/1544087/nesn039/nesn.com/10″%5D The Cleveland Indians showed their full support for Mike Aviles when they refused to ship him at the MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline while his 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, battles cancer. They also set the stage for an awesome moment Thursday night. Before Cleveland’s contest against the New York Yankees, Adriana and her sister, […]

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Cal Ripken Jr. helps open three baseball fields in Hartford

Cal Ripken, Jr.’s foundation is opening 60 new ballparks for at risk youth.

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(WTNH)–When you’re talking baseball it doesn’t get much better than Cal Ripken Jr.

The Hall of Famer is in the area for the next couple days getting children fired up about baseball.

Ripken and his foundation put on a clinic today for 100 children to celebrate the official opening of three new youth development parks in Hartford.

Ripken’s foundation initiated a program to provide at risk youth with safe places to play and learn.

So far, so good.

“I’m very happy to celebrate another field, I think we have 48 fields across the country now,” he said. “I think by the end of next year we’ll have close to 60 and this is in a five year period. We love to celebrate with not only the game of baseball but really for the opportunity for kids to learn.”

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WATCH: Astronaut Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day From Space

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fans and players across the country are paying tribute to the legacy of Jackie Robinson.

And high above Earth, at the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Terry Virts is joining them in his own unique way.

Virts has been posting photos on Twitter to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day and recorded a video message honoring the Hall of Famer, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

“What he did took courage — a lot of courage,” Virts said in a video posted to MLB.com.

All players at MLB ballparks — from Queens to Los Angeles — will wear Robinson’s No. 42 on Wednesday. It has become an annual tradition in the years since his number was universally retired in 1997.

“They say that baseball mimics life…

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Adrian Beltre, who hates when people touch his head, plays game of Duck Duck Goose with kids

For The Win

Adrian Beltre really hates when people touch his head. Really hates it.

Once knowing that, you see how charming the above Texas Rangers commercial is, which shows Beltre going to a school classroom and participating in a game of Duck Duck Goose. Notice that he never actually lets his head be touched, even in the filming of a commercial about it.

Need more proof of this? Here’s an excellent video:

(Thanks to MLB for sharing.)

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