By Danielle Chavira

DENVER (CBS4) – Current and former MLB players hosted a free skills clinic for aspiring All-Star athletes at Sonny Lawson Park in Denver. It was part of a long list of festivities surrounding the MLB All-Star Game.

The Player’s Alliance held the clinic in hopes of creating opportunities for Black communities in baseball.

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“We want to make sure come to their communities. Let them know who we are, let them see us and go, ‘Wow! You like me, I can possibly do that,'” said Curtis Granderson, former MLB player and President of Player Alliance.

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Not only was the clinic free, but baseball gear and equipment was provided.

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More than 150 active and former professional players are part of the program.

Danielle Chavira