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Come join us this Saturday for an exciting Event.
Since the grand opening of Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy in 2006 there have been many talented athletes who have had an impact or have been impacted by the Academy. In six years, numerous members have gone on to play baseball at the collegiate level and others have signed professional contracts with a MLB organization.
The City of Compton Alumni Game on Saturday, January 28, 2012 is being held to acknowledge, celebrate and inspire upcoming, aspiring professional baseball players. Individuals such as Trayvon Robinson (Seattle Mariners), Efren Navarro (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) and Aaron Hicks (2007 1st round selection of Minnesota Twins) are among the large group of individuals that were part of the Academy and still continue to contribute to MLB’s mission.
With a new generation of talented high school athletes, including Ron Miller (committed to UNLV), Darrell Miller Jr. (committed to UCLA), Jordan Aboites (committed to Arizona State University) and Rio Ruiz (committed to USC) on the verge of making a transition to the next level of baseball, the Academy wants to merge both generations and present an opportunity for both the current and the future MLB players to exchange knowledge and advice.