Thank You Thursday 2/26/2015 Edition

This week’s edition of Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a former Minor League player.

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Dear B.A.T,

I told Dr Rodriguez they don’t make bubble gum cards for doctors like Mickey Mantle or Derek Jeter but he is a true Hall of Famer who changes lives. He told me the surgery is risky, as I know from many past ones. I have never been in better hands and I know how fortunate the unlikely odds of meeting him are. None of which would have been possible without BAT.

Thank you!

 

To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

B.A.T. presents the 2014 NL Bobby Murcer Award to the Philadelphia Phillies

The Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies are the recipients of the 2014 Bobby Murcer Award. This is the first time either club has won the award since 2009 .  Named after the former B.A.T. Chairman who introduced the Spring Training Fundraising Tour, the award is given to the team in both the American League (Indians) and National League (Phillies) whose players commit the most amount of money to B.A.T.

B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen attended the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s Annual Dinner on January 16th, 2015.  Erik presented the 2014 NL Bobby Murcer Award to Phillies Manager and Hall of Fame player, Ryne Sandberg who accepted the award on behalf of the Philadelphia Phillies. B.A.T. would like to thank Susan Ingersoll Papaneri & Larry Litwin for all of their help in making this opportunity available.

Through these charitable contributions, B.A.T. strives to provide a means of support to members of the Baseball Family  in need of financial, medical and psychological assistance.

B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen and Phillies Manager, Ryne Sandberg

B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen and Phillies Manager, Ryne Sandberg

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Thank You Thursday 2/12/2015 Edition

This week’s Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a former Major League player.

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Dear B.A.T.,

To say that we are grateful would represent a hint of how we truly feel. The extension of help to us has allowed us to wake up differently. Even better, it has allowed us to get a good nights sleep finally. Some updates doesn’t take many words. We are indeed catching up.

 Thank you B.A.T.!

 

To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

Thank You Thursday 1/22/2015 Edition

This week’s Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a former Front Office employee.

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Thank you again for the help you gave me when I was down and out following my surgery.  If it wasn’t for your help, I would have lost my house, job, sanity and who knows what else.  After you helped me, I ended up having 3 more surgeries.  You helping me in a time of need will never be forgotten.  Since my recovery, I have excelled in many goals.  I was also named employee of the month.

Thank you very much!

 

To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

On the road with B.A.T. – Continued

The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) is a great resource for members of the Baseball Family in need of medical, financial or psychological assistance. As we continue to spread awareness to eligible members, over the past month B.A.T. has visited the Front Offices of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Oakland Athletics.

See below for a couple of in action shots of these meetings!

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B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen visited with the Philadelphia Phillies employees

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Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series Trophy

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Philadelphia Phillies employees in attendance at B.A.T.’s presentation

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B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen visting Citizens Bank Park

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B.A.T. President, Randy Winn visited with the Oakland Athletics employees

 

Thank You Thursday – New Year Edition

This week’s Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a former Front Office employee.

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Dear B.A.T.,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything you have done for me.  Words can’t explain how much I appreciate your help.  Without the Baseball Assistance Team, I would be on the streets.

Once again, I thank you for helping me from the bottom of my heart.  

I wish you a great 2015!

 To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

Thank You Thursday 12-4-2014 Edition

This week’s edition of Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a widow of former Minor League player.

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Dear B.A.T.,

At this time of the year when one reflects on the those things and people we are grateful for in our lives, you come to mind.  Thank you for all your support throughout the years!  May you find many things to be grateful for this holiday season.

-Thank you

To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

Thank You Thursday 11-20-2014 Edition

This week’s edition of Thank You Thursday comes to you courtesy of a widow of former Negro League player.

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Dear B.A.T.,

Thank you so much for helping me pay my rent and medical expenses.  Because of you, I am making it.  I do not know how I would make it without you.  I am very grateful and thankful for you.  

I just wanted to thank you, thank you from my heart.

To make a contribution, please visit baseballassistanceteam.com.

On the road with B.A.T.

The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) is a great resource for members of the Baseball Family in need of medical, financial or psychological assistance.  In our effort to spread awareness to eligible members, over the past 3 weeks B.A.T. has visited the Front Offices of the San Francisco Giants,  Pittsburgh Pirates,  New York Mets,  Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers and the MLB Network.

See below for a couple of in action shots of these meetings!

B.A.T. President, Randy Winn presented to the Front Office of the San Francisco Giants

B.A.T. President, Randy Winn & B.A.T. Board of Director, Staci Slaughter presented to the Front Office of the San Francisco Giants

B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen visited with the Washington Nationals employees

B.A.T. Director, Erik Nilsen visited with the Washington Nationals employees

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B.A.T. table for the Washington Nationals employees

B.A.T. Administrator, Michelle Fucich attended the Pittsbugh Pirates Benefit's Fair

B.A.T. Administrator, Michelle Fucich attended the Pittsburgh Pirates Benefits Fair

B.A.T. Advisor, Laurel Prieb visits with the employees of the Milwaukee Brewers

B.A.T. Advisor, Laurel Prieb visits with the employees of the Milwaukee Brewers

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Erik Nilsen & Michelle Fucich visit with the New York Mets

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B.A.T.’s table at the Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner’s Benefits Fair

Stepping up to BAT with Jim Bouton

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  1. How did you first hear about B.A.T.?

I heard about B.A.T. when the program was first started in 1986.

  1. Why do you believe in B.A.T.? Why do you support B.A.T.?

I believe that B.A.T. is a wonderful organization for a number of reasons. First off, it really helps players who need help for one reason or another, and second it is a good opportunity for guys to get together with their old teammates.

  1. Would you consider the baseball community a family? Why?

Sure, I am definitely part of the family. I feel that way and my wife feels that way as well.

  1. Do you know anyone who B.A.T. has assisted? 

I don’t have any personal association with any particular player but I’ve been to all the dinners and I know how helpful B.A.T. has been for a lot of players and their families.

  1. Would you recommend B.A.T. to members of the baseball family in need?

Sure, absolutely! I think that it is an organization that should continue to grow and be stronger than ever. It’s an honor to be part of the Baseball Assistance Team by supporting it.

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