Baseball Miracles Plans Next Mission Trip for Newburgh in February

Baseball Miracles is planning its next mission trip for Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Armory Unity Center in Newburgh.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Each registrant will receive a baseball glove, baseball to take home as well as a hot dog, chips and drink as part of the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” luncheon.

Field director is Philadelphia Phillies Scouting Supervisor Alex Agostino and team captains are Roy Underwood and Trevor Purcell, assistant baseball coach at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh.

A special guest round table at the clinic will include Ben Cherington, former Boston Red Sox general manager and current Toronto Blue Jays vice president of baseball operations, and Willie Fraser, a Newburgh native who pitched in Major League Baseball and is now a scout for the Miami Marlins.

The Baseball Miracles team just returned from Argentina where 300-plus kids participated over the two days. Baseball Miracles partnered with the Federacion of baseball in Argentina and the Buenos Aires Shankees baseball team.

Baseball Miracles, a non-profit organization, is a team of baseball and softball instructors teaching the game to boys and girls with economic and environmental disadvantages throughout the world. Founder and director John Tumminia, a Major League Baseball scout for the Chicago White Sox, is a parishioner at St. Mary’s in Marlboro.

Contact Caroline Breeden at csbreeden22@gmail.com or visit http://www.baseballmiracles.org for more information about the event in Newburgh.

ABOVE: Courtesy photo from Baseball Miracles showing a group shot of participants in Argentina.

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Baseball Miracles Updates

Baseball Miracles shared its happenings during a busy month as its instructors prepare to leave for Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 9.

The non-profit organization announced it will have a booth at the 2017 Winter Meetings in Orlando and has a junior ambassador program for high school and college students to create awareness in their communities for Baseball Miracles.

Baseball Miracles is a group of baseball and softball instructors coming together to teach the sports to boys and girls with environmental and economic disadvantages throughout the world. The instructors have visited Kenya, South Africa, Honduras, Ireland and Canada as well as South Dakota, New Orleans and Kentucky.

Baseball Miracles Going to Argentina

Baseball Miracles is sending 12 volunteers to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November to conduct a two-day baseball clinic in a partnership with Federacion de Beisbol-Argentina.

“The team at the Federacion de Beisbol has been fantastic to work with,” Baseball Miracles Founder John Tumminia, a parishioner at St. Mary’s in Marlboro and a longtime scout for the Chicago White Sox, said in a press release. “Their dedication to a successful visit from our team has made our passion and excitement for this trip grow more and more each day. The children in the community will undoubtedly have the support they need once we leave to continue their exploration of baseball.”

Baseball Miracles has been collecting baseball equipment from all regions of the country over the past year for this trip. Each child at the clinic will receive a glove and baseball.

Click here to learn more about Baseball Miracles.

Playoff Push for Baseball Miracles

Baseball Miracles began its Playoff Push Campaign on September 1 to collect baseball and softball gloves, baseballs, batting tees and donations for its November trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Baseball Miracles is a non-profit group of baseball and softball instructors who teach the game to young boys and girls with economic and environmental disadvantages throughout the world. CEO and founder John Tumminia is a longtime Major League Baseball scout and a parishioner of St. Mary’s in Marlboro.

Visit http://www.baseballmiracles.org to learn more.