Mattingly, Torre give back at local charity event

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mattingly, Torre give back at local charity event

Don Mattingly wanted to wear his lapel pin commemorating the late Jose Fernandez again Wednesday.

He hadn’t put on the circular, black pin with Fernandez’s No. 16 since attending his Marlins pitcher’s funeral two months ago. He felt the second “An Intimate Evening With Friends” Mattingly Charities fundraising event seemed like the proper occasion to honor Fernandez.

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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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Our Founder

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