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October 14, 2013

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MLB Scout to Hold Baseball Clinics in Ireland this January

by Joe Hamrahi

Our good friend, White Sox scout John Tumminia, continues his efforts to bring baseball to countries around the world. Please consider supporting his cause.

New York, NY -­ October 11, 2013 - A group of professional baseball scouts, coaches and players are teaming up to bring instructional baseball clinics to kids in Ireland.

Chicago White Sox scout John Tumminia and former MLB pitcher Rob Bell will be leading the group of baseball pros ­ known as The Baseball Miracles group ­- with the help of the Baseball United Foundation. The group is scheduled to visit Dublin and Limerick in January 2014.

Baseball has been played in Dublin since the mid­ 1990s. Today, over 500 youth and adult players participate in the sport throughout Ireland.

"The clinics will help to further establish the game of youth baseball in Ireland," explained Baseball United Foundation founder John Fitzgerald. "We're very excited to bring such a high caliber of coaching and instruction to the kids who are playing the game in Dublin and those who want to begin playing in Limerick."

The clinics will be open to players of all ages and skill levels. As part of the event, each participant will receive their own personalized baseball card. In addition, the Baseball Miracles group will be donating equipment to kids at both clinics and Baseball Ireland, the amateur baseball organization in Ireland.

“Baseball instruction and equipment are both very important to baseball programs outside of America,” explained Tumminia. “Kids need balls, bats and gloves in order to play the game, and that’s what we are going to provide.”

The clinic in Limerick will take place on January 18, 2014. The Dublin clinic will take place the following day.

Donations are being sought to help defer the travel cost of the instructors, as well as the cost of shipping donated equipment overseas. Donations can be made at http://baseballunitedfoundation.org/donate/ireland2014/

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