RBI Athlete of the Month: Tomas Pinet, Jr.
Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, or the RBI Program, is a MLB youth baseball initiative and partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. The RBI program was developed by former scout and Major Leaguer John Young in Los Angeles in 1989 to provide youth ages 9 to 17 the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball. Each month, we honor RBI student athletes on the diamond that portray dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance.
This first honoree of 2015 is Tomas Pinet, Jr.
Tomas is a freshman at Rufus King International High School and is an outstanding student with a 4.0 GPA. Tomas started playing baseball for the Felix Mantilla and then Beckum Stapleton. He’s been playing with the RBI Traveling team for the last three years. Tomas is a very skilled pitcher with pinpoint accuracy and command of the zone. He is also a solid hitter and a good base runner. Last season, he was voted MVP.
When Tomas is not playing baseball, he is volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul Society on the Southside of Milwaukee. He is considered a role model too many, an asset to his team and a leader to his teammates.
Thanks, Tomas, for your passion for baseball and contributions to the community!
Tomas was honored in a pregame ceremony tonight and tossed out a ceremonial first pitch:
Want to help support the RBI Program? It’s as simple as sending a tweet!
When a Brewers pitcher strikes out an opposing batter, make sure to jump on Twitter and tweet: #WHIFF and include our handle, @Brewers.
That’s all you have to do! Each month, if we’re in the top 7 teams, we can win anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 for our local RBI program. AND the team with the most #Whiff tweets for the season will receive an additional $20,000 donation!
We won $40,000 last season, so keep tweeting to help us support our local program again in 2015! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.