Route 66 Tour (final stop): Inglewood, CA
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Route 66 Tour (final stop): Inglewood, CA

  • Dodgers Dreamfield at Darby Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hall of Fame legend George Brett, who was raised in El Segundo, will join the Grassroots Baseball team for its final Route 66 youth baseball event. The program will be held with the kids from the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation RBI Program at the Dodgers Dreamfield at Darby Park in Inglewood. The kids will hear from Brett, enjoy a game of catch with their new Rawlings gloves and baseballs, and go home with a pouch of Big League Chew bubblegum.





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Route 66 Tour: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep
12
4:00 PM16:00

Route 66 Tour: Flagstaff, AZ

Former major league star and Route 66 legend Billy Hatcher, from Williams, AZ, will join the Grassroots Baseball team for a youth baseball event with the Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff at Mark Grace Baseball Field. The kids will hear from the 12-year veteran outfielder, enjoy a game of catch with their new Rawlings gloves and baseballs, and go home with a pouch of Big League Chew bubblegum.

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Route 66 Tour: Isotopes Park, Albuquerque, NM
Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

Route 66 Tour: Isotopes Park, Albuquerque, NM

Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage joins the Grassroots team at Isotopes Park for a youth baseball event with the Boys & Girls Club of Albuquerque, prior to the team’s game with San Antonio. The kids will hear from the great right-handed reliever, enjoy a game of catch on the field with their new Rawlings glove and baseballs, and go home with a pouch of Big League Chew bubblegum.

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Route 66 Tour: Hodgetown Stadium, Amarillo, TX
Aug
1
4:30 PM16:30

Route 66 Tour: Hodgetown Stadium, Amarillo, TX

Baseball Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman joins the Grassroots Baseball team at Hodgetown for a youth baseball event with the Boys & Girls Club of Amarillo, prior to the Sod Poodles game with the Frisco RoughRiders. The kids will hear from the long-time Padres’ closer, enjoy a game of catch on the field with their new Rawlings glove and baseballs, and go home with a pouch of Big League Chew bubblegum.

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Route 66 Tour: Tulsa, OK
Jul
9
1:30 PM13:30

Route 66 Tour: Tulsa, OK

Former major leaguer and Route 66 legend Bob Shirley will join the Grassroots Baseball team for a youth baseball event with the Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville, OK at Oneok Ballpark prior to the Drillers game vs the Springfield Cardinals. The kids will enjoy a game of catch on the field with their new Rawlings gloves and baseballs, and also go home with a pouch of Big League Chew gum.

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Route 66 Tour: Oklahoma City, OK
Jul
6
4:30 PM16:30

Route 66 Tour: Oklahoma City, OK

Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench will join the Grassroots Baseball team at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark for an evening of events with the Oklahoma City Dodgers. From 4:30-5:45 pm, Bench will lead a youth baseball program prior to the Dodgers game vs Round Rock. The kids will enjoy a game of catch on the field with their new Rawlings gloves and baseballs, and also go home with a pouch of Big League Chew gum.

Grasssroots Baseball’s Jean Fruth and Bench will also sign copies of Jean’s new book, Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin in the Dodgers team store from 7:00-8:00 pm, and on the team’s Club Level, from 8:15-8:45 pm.


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Route 66 Tour: Springfield, Missouri
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

Route 66 Tour: Springfield, Missouri

Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage will join the Grassroots Baseball team for a youth baseball event with the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield at Hammons Field prior to the Cardinals game vs Midland. The kids will enjoy a game of catch on the field with their new Rawlings gloves and baseballs. After the program, Gossage will throw the ceremonial first pitch.


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Route 66 Tour: St. Louis, Missouri
May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Route 66 Tour: St. Louis, Missouri

  • Herbert Hoover Club/Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis (map)
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Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith will join the Grassroots Baseball team for a youth baseball event with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis at the Herbert Hoover Club. The kids will learn a about the game and the life lessons it teaches from Ozzie, receive official Rawlings gloves and baseballs, and enjoy a game of catch. Big League chew provides the chewing gum!

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Route 66 Tour: Chicago, Illinois
May
6
4:30 PM16:30

Route 66 Tour: Chicago, Illinois

  • Mary Ann Mahon Huels Union League Boys & Girls Clubs (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage will join the Grassroots Baseball team for a youth baseball event at the Union League Boys & Girls Club of Chicago. The kids will enjoy a program including a game of catch using gloves and balls donated by Rawlings.  

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Route 66 Tour: Peoria, Illinois
May
2
4:00 PM16:00

Route 66 Tour: Peoria, Illinois

Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Thome will join the Grassroots Baseball team for a youth baseball event with kids from the local Boys & Girls Club at Dozer Park before the Peoria Chiefs game!

The kids will enjoy a program on the field, including a game of catch using gloves and balls donated by Rawlings. After the program, Jim Thome will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Chiefs game.

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