MLB’S THE RBI STORY ON ESPN TONIGHT AT 9:00PM EST
Major League Baseball will premiere The RBI Story tonight on ESPN. The compelling one-hour special, produced by Major League Baseball Productions and narrated by the Boston Redsox center fielder Coco Crisp, will provide an intimate look at Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program (RBI), through the lives of current and former players and explores the impact the RBI program has had on millions of kids worldwide. Set against the backdrop of the 2007 RBI World Series, the special will explore the experiences of three current RBI players: Ramon Reyes, age 18 from Philadelphia; Denitia Carter, age 18 from Atlanta; and Daniel Hordo, age 15 from Los Angeles.
RBI, provides as many as 120,000 boys and girls, primarily from diverse and underserved areas, with the opportunity to play baseball and softball. Since its inception, Major League Baseball Clubs have drafted more than 170 RBI participants including 17 RBI graduates in the recently completed 2007 First-Year Player Draft. Countless more children have been impacted by the program, going on to college and contributing to their communities positively. The RBI programs also feature educational and life skills components, including Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, a multicultural character education program developed by Major League Baseball, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Quick SMART! (Skills Mastery And Resistance Training) program.
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