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We selected one softball coach and one baseball coach as the inaugural winners.
Baseball: Veronica Larquier - Base Play RBI, El Paso, TX
Softball: Richard Ward - Red Sox Foundation RBI, Boston, MA.
Saturday night, before Game 4 of the World Series, we recognized Veronica and Richard with their awards. They, along with other youth baseball honorees from MLB, were able to watch both teams take batting practice, as well as remain on the field a few feet away from where the national anthem was performed. The in-stadium PA introduced all the MLB honorees and gave PCA a shoutout! Later in the game, there was another announcement and mention on the jumbotron about the PCA-RBI COY program.
MLB TV interviewed Veronica and Richard alongside PCA on the field pregame, and we will be releasing that footage as soon as it is made available. Below are some pictures from our time on the field before the game, as well as our social posts on Facebook and Instagram.
MLB was thrilled with how the program played out in Year 1 and we are looking forward to expanding the program moving forward!