Mattingly RBI opening day boasts 20 teams and 250 players

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

By Gordon Engelhardt of the Courier and Press

For years, Don Mattingly has donated to charitable causes, but wanted to put his definitive stamp on "RBI — Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities," a Major League Baseball youth outreach program.

"It is very important," said his wife, Lori. "We've done it before in New York and L.A., and it was really important and just time to bring it to Evansville."

Mattingly RBI, a part of Mattingly Charities, has formed an Evansville baseball league that consists of 20 teams and 250 players in three divisions, ages ranging from 8-14, involving kids from the Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA and Joshua Academy.

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Mattingly Charities has been created to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities. Mattingly Charities will provide funding and services and equipment for baseball, softball, and ultimately other sports, and related youth development activities, for the benefit of underprivileged youth, youth leagues, and social welfare and related organizations. 100% of the efforts of the organization will be focused on these activities.

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Born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, Don Mattingly played his entire 14-year Major League career from 1982-95 with the New York Yankees. Currently, Don is the manager of the Miami Marlins.
 

Career highlights include: 
- 1984 AL Batting Champ
- 1985 AL MVP
- 3X Silver Slugger Award Winner
- 6x All-Star/ 9X Gold Glove Award winner
- 1997 New York Yankees retired #23
- 2004-2007 New York Yankees coach
- 2008- 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach
- 2011-2015 Los Angeles Dodgers manager