To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content

Press Release

07/16/2010 4:44 PM ET
Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association to announce new joint initiative with White House

First Lady Michelle Obama
Sue Selig, wife of Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig
Tim Brosnan, MLB Executive Vice President, Business
Tony Clark, Director, Player Relations, MLB Players Association
Baltimore Orioles Players: Adam Jones, Matt Wieters, Will Ohman, Lou Montanez, Corey Patterson
Tampa Bay Rays Players: Carl Crawford, David Price, James Shields, B.J. Upton
Peter Angelos, Managing Partner, Baltimore Orioles
Stuart Sternberg, Owner, Tampa Bay Rays
Andy MacPhail, President, Baseball Operations, Baltimore Orioles
Matt Silverman, President, Tampa Bay Rays
50 youth from local RBI leagues and Boys & Girls Clubs

Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the White House will announce a new joint initiative. Following the announcement, the players will conduct a clinic on the field for 50 young baseball players from local RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) leagues and Boys & Girls Clubs.

Later that evening, Mrs. Obama will be escorted out to home plate by young baseball players from RBI and the Boys & Girls Club who will throw out the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles game.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
333 W. Camden Street
Media parking is available in Lot A, off Lee Street. Enter the ballpark at Home Plate Plaza, between Gates D & E

Tuesday, July 20 at 11 a.m. ET


Due to heightened security, please email Lorraine Fisher ( with name, affiliation, DOB, social security number, gender and if you are a citizen. All attendees must RSVP including cameramen, audio, etc.

Matt Bourne, MLB, 917.612.5401,
Lorraine Fisher, MLB, 201.520.2895,
Greg Bouris, MLBPA, 212.826.0808,
Monica Barlow, Orioles, 410.547.6160,
First Lady's Press Office, 202.456.2224