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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

RBI Athlete of the Month: Leon Dewitt Finney IV

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 month’s honoree is Leon Dewitt Finney IV.

Leon Dewitt Finney IV

Leon is a sophomore at West Allis Central High School and is a hardworking student with a 3.0 GPA. Leon enjoys playing baseball as a pitcher and centerfielder in hopes to one day play for the big leagues. When Leon is not playing baseball, he is volunteering at Beckum-Stapleton Little League and volunteers as a pitching instructor with the younger RBI players. Leon has a great attitude and is considered a leader to his teammates.

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

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

Leon Dewitt Finney IV 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.

-Cait

@CMOYER

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.

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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:

Tomas Pinet Jr

Thomas Pinet is greeted by Coach Joe Crawford after his first pitch.

Thomas Pinet is greeted by Coach Joe Crawford after his 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.

-Cait

@CMOYER

RBI Athlete of the Month: Dylan Mercer

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 month’s honoree is Dylan Mercer.

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Dylan plays many positions, catcher, third base and outfield. He is an overall outstanding athlete. Dylan is coachable, respectful, hardworking and humble. He understands the importance of teamwork and interacts positively with his teammates as well as players on the opposing team. Not only is Dylan an incredible baseball player, he prides himself on excelling academically. He maintains a 3.6 GPA at Milwaukee School of Languages.

Dylan Mercer

Thanks, Dylan, for your passion for baseball!

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 $7500 the first four months of the season, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

RBI Championship Game Played at Miller Park

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.

This weekend, we were proud to host the 2014 RBI Central Regional Tournament in Milwaukee! Seven leagues competed in the junior, senior and softball divisions over the weekend, with the championship game played at Miller Park today.

Congratulations to these three teams who will advance to the RBI World Series game in Texas!

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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 $7500 the last three months, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

RBI Athlete of the Month: Wesley Washington

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 month’s honoree is Wesley Washington.

Wesley is a sophomore and three-sport athlete at Nicolet High School.
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Although, Wesley has faced a number of challenges this summer, he continues to keep his spirits up and maintains a positive outlook on his future.

Congratulations, Wesley. Keep up the good work.

Want to help support the RBI Program? It’s as simple as sending a tweet!

RBI Group

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 $7500 the last three months, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

In addition, we are proud to host the 2014 RBI Central Regional Tournament  at Miller Park! Seven leagues will be competing in the junior, senior and softball divisions this weekend, with the championship game to be played here on Monday, July 28. RBI teams will be represented by the host (Brewers RBI), the Cubs RBI, White Sox RBI, Minnesota RBI, St. Louis RBI, Kansas City, MO RBI, and Kansas City, KS RBI.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

RBI Athlete of the Month: Destiny Mercer

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 month’s honoree is Destiny Mercer. Destiny is a senior at Milwaukee School of Languages and a two-time all- conference catcher. Last month Destiny threw out a runner trying to steal second base, winning her last high school conference game.

Destiny Mercer

Destiny is a current member of the Boys & Girls Club and will start working with the club as a youth worker in July. She is a current member of the new Lady Brewers RBI Softball Tournament Team and she looks to lead her team in the RBI Central Regionals in July with a chance to advance to the RBI World Series in Dallas.

Congratulations, Destiny, keep up the great work!

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 $7500 in the month of April and also in May, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

RBI Athlete of the Month: Darian Hemphill

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 month’s honoree is Darian Hemphill.  Darian is a recent graduate of Rufus King International School, where she was a two-time sport student athlete. Darian grew up at the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club since she was 10 years old. She participates in soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball. She currently plays third base and shortstop.

Darian Hemphill

For the past two years, Darian has been volunteering as the Mary Ryan Football Team manager, the girls’ volleyball coach and helped run the Boys & Girls Clubs pitch, hit and run sectional competition. Darian will lead the first ever Milwaukee Brewers RBI Girls Softball Tournament team this summer as the team competes for the chance to advance to the 2014 MLB RBI World Series in August.

Congratulations, Darian, keep up the great work!

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 $7500 in the month of April and we’re close to doing the same in May, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

RBI Athlete of the Month: Mario Hunter

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.

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This month’s honoree is Mario Hunter. Mario is a 3.25 GPA student athlete in the 8th grade at Kathryn T. Daniels University Preparatory Academy.  He started playing baseball 4 years ago in a local Little League, but had a small setback because he was hanging out with the wrong crowd. Last fall, he signed up with the Jr. RBI Fall Ball Program and then went on to make tremendous strides. He has shown great skill development which has allowed him to be added to the RBI 15-under tournament team.

Mario and his teammates will represent Milwaukee as they play host to the RBI Central Regional Tournament in late July.

Congratulations, Mario, keep up the great work!

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’re currently in third place for the month of April, so keep tweeting as our chances to help the local program are looking good! View the current standings at mlb.com/whiff.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Don’t #Whiff! Help Us Win $10,000 for the local RBI Leagues!

Starting on Opening Day, for every “whiff” (strikeout) across MLB during the 2013 regular season, Head & Shoulders with Old Spice has pledged to make a $1 donation to the MLB Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI ) program. The RBI program is the MLB youth initiative designed to give young people from urban and underserved  communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourages academic success and achievement, and teaches important life lessons and values.

MLB fans can take part in the “Season of the #Whiff” on Twitter all season long and help their team & community–the MLB Club with the most tweets each month will earn $10,000 for their local RBI Leagues!

Here’s how YOU can help the cause in Wisconsin:

Celebrate strikeouts by Brewers pitchers by incorporating #WHIFF + @Brewers into your tweets. You’ll see us doing this all season long on our accounts, so we hope you’ll follow along!

Track our progress by following @HSforMen on Twitter or visiting the Head & Shoulders “Season of the #Whiff” page on Mlb.com.

We are currently in 3rd place for April with two days to go, but I know Brewers fans can continue to embrace this promotion and come on strong so we can come out on top! Pay attention and start tweeting @Brewers #Whiff!

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Thanks!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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