Mount Vernon baseball players learn life lessons - New York News

Mount Vernon baseball players learn life lessons

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Maybe it's a thrilling chase on the base-paths or crack of a bat on a hot summer day. No matter why they love this game, for this collection of 11- and 12-year-old baseball players in Mount Vernon, N.Y., all the hard work on and off the field is paying off.

These kids and their coaches will be playing a tournament during All-Star festivities in Minnesota as part of Major League Baseball's effort to revive baseball in inner cities.

Before these kids earned the right to go to Minnesota they had to submit their grades and two essays, one about what baseball taught them about life and the other about overcoming obstacles.

Catcher Devonta Neirine wrote about the value of hard work.

Captain J.R. said sports help him learn about leadership.

Justin Mandel said he just loves being out there with his teammates.

Mount Vernon baseball president Rich Sauerhaft said that although the world is competitive, it's not always about winning and losing. He said that sometimes it's about how you handle losing and dealing with things: picking yourself up when you get knocked down.

Dmitri Arrel wrote about how sports taught him to be better than people who bullied him; to be brave and do your best -- maybe the best reasons of all to love the game.

  • New York State NewsNew York State NewsMore>>

  • Scenes for "Girls" to be shot at SUNY New Paltz

    Scenes for "Girls" to be shot at SUNY New Paltz

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:51:27 GMT
    Some scenes for the HBO series "Girls" will be shot at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  The series star and creator Lena Dunham will reportedly be directing scenes Tuesday afternoon on the campus 75 miles north of New York City.
    Some scenes for the HBO series "Girls" will be shot at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  The series star and creator Lena Dunham will reportedly be directing scenes Tuesday afternoon on the campus 75 miles north of New York City.
  • NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

    NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:14:16 GMT
    An educational advocacy group led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system, filing a lawsuit Monday that alleges that job protections unfairly shield bad teachers. Seven parents of public school children from New York City and Rochester are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed in Supreme Court in Albany.
    An educational advocacy group led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system, filing a lawsuit Monday that alleges that job protections unfairly shield bad teachers. Seven parents of public school children from New York City and Rochester are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed in Supreme Court in Albany.
  • NY man charged in fatal stabbing of estranged wife

    NY man charged in fatal stabbing of estranged wife

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:31:03 GMT
    A 46-year-old New York man has been charged with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife.
    A 46-year-old New York man has been charged with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices