The country music legend will leave Pirate City/Bradenton cherishing yet another year at Spring Training.
Brooks joined the Pirates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his foundation, Teammates for Kids, which has raised more than $100 million for children’s charities by partnering professional athletes with sponsoring companies to make donations for their statistics. For example, if a player is willing to donate $100 per home run, the foundation finds a company willing to match or exceed that amount.
Brooks wrapped up his two weeks at spring training with the Pirates, just as they break camp and move to LECOM Park for the start of Grapefruit League play. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle called Brooks a “welcome addition to camp” and said he was impressed by how Brooks conducted himself around the players. According to TRIB LIVE.
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