In times of trouble, we can often look to baseball as a means to distract ourselves from the hardships of the real world.
Baseball often seems to have a sort of healing power when times get tough.
The baseball community is also very tight knit and often pulls together in times of need.
Former MLB pitcher Jim Poole, who pitched 10 years in the big leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, and Montreal Expos, has been battling ALS, the same disease that ultimately cut Lou Gehrig‘s life short.
But the MLB Players Trust is putting on an event in Poole’s honor to help raise money for an ALS cure.
The event will be a Charity Golf Classic.
The information is provided in the tweet below.
The MLB Players Trust & MLBPA is proud to help in the success of the Jim Poole Invitational Golf Tournament for @alscureproject!
The event is February 24th at the Superstition Springs Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.
To register, visit: https://t.co/5G57195iej pic.twitter.com/nTCPKMkPkG
— MLB Players Trust (@MLBPlayersTrust) February 8, 2023
This is a nice gesture by the MLB Players Trust.
ALS is a disease that has impacted so many people, especially in the baseball community.
In 2018, the mother of former Oakland Athletics star Stephen Piscotty ultimately lost her battle with ALS.
Last year, it was revealed that Sarah Langs of MLB.com was suffering from the disease.
But it’s good to see MLB and the Players Trust put on this event to help raise some money in hopes of finding a cure to such a terrible disease.
For many years, people have looked to baseball as a distraction from real-life hardships and have put trust in the game’s healing power.
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