RBI Athlete of the Month: Jonathan Javier Pinales

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.

RBI, known as Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, 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, the Milwaukee Brewers will honor RBI student athletes on the diamond that portray dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and monthly performance.

This month’s honoree is Jonathan Javier Pinales.

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Jonathan is a senior at Riverside University High School and a dedicated baseball player who plays as shortstop. Jonathan loves baseball so much that when he wakes up in the morning, the first thing he grabs is his glove, to practice with his brother. He said that baseball is in his blood. Jonathan is a role model amongst his younger cousins and neighborhood kids. He displays disciplined and always polite towards his teammates and peers. When he’s not playing baseball, he volunteers for various youth groups in his community.

Thanks, Jonathan, for your passion for baseball and contributions to the community!

Jonathan was honored in a pregame ceremony tonight and tossed out a ceremonial first pitch:

 Jonathan Javier Pinales

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.

-Cait

@CMOYER

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