The ALS Association

Help Minor League Baseball™ Support Our Military Heroes

Help Minor League Baseball™
Support Our Military Heroes

Strike Out ALS

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On July 4th, 1939 Lou Gehrig stood on the field at Yankee stadium and declared that “today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.”   Two short years later, Gehrig, one of the best baseball players of all-time passed away from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  The disease now bears his name and will forever be linked to the game of baseball.  

PhillyThe ALS Association and our Chapters across the country have been proud to join with baseball as together we work to strikeout Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  The Association is an official Charity Partner of Minor League Baseball™, and our Chapters have worked closely with both Major and Minor League Baseball teams to raise awareness and to advance the fight to find a treatment and cure. 

On this page are photos highlighting just some of the events that have taken place at ballparks through the years.  Thank you to MLBand MiLBTM for all you do to support everyone whose life has been touched by Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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Placido Planco autographs a baseball for a young fan during the Phillies Phestival, an event for our Greater Philadelphia Chapter.
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Art and Etta Bardelang work at the DC/MD/VA Chapter’s information table prior to the game.
"Helping to better treat and helping find a way to bring an end to ALS are the targets Minor League Baseball chose to pursue when it joined in an alliance with ALSA. The partnership has been a vibrant one and continues to be a proud commitment, especially for the Pacific Coast League which helped to pioneer the relationship. But, the goals are still there and the need to now further bolster those efforts are even more conspicuous as our awareness is heightened by continued data showing a high correlation to military service. I am proud to be one among many throughout our sport who feel an unflinching determination to not settle for second best in this competition with an adversary, an opponent so worth fighting and with teammates so focused on winning."
   Branch B. Rickey, President Pacific Coast League
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Dodgers and PALS from our Golden West Chapter and Orange County Chapter greet each other on the field.
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The Dessi Family stands on the ball field at Yankee Stadium with Dorine Gordon of the Greater New York Chapter during the 4ALS event.
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Dr. Jason Goldfeder, with his wife Nguyet Nguyen, gets ready to throw out the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks/St. Louis Cardinals game during an event with The ALS Association Arizona Chapter.
“Working with the ALS Association to fight ALS has become a passion of mine through my work on the Keith Worthington chapter Advisory Council and getting to know families that have been and are affected by ALS.  Through Walking to Defeat ALS or serving as a volunteer, we can all assist those affected by ALS.  Please join me now as we all can work toward helping find the cause of this terrible disease.”
        Martie Cordaro, President & General Manager – Omaha Storm Chasers
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Pitcher Roy Halliday at his photo booth
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A surprise announcement on the Jumbotron at Tropicana Field during the Rays/Yankees baseball game: Matt June proposes to girlfriend Jackie Wallis. Matt and Jackie were attending ALS Awareness Night with The ALS Association Florida Chapter.
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