As MLB All-Star Game nears, LAPD officer uses baseball to unite the community

As MLB All-Star Game nears, LAPD officer turns to baseball to unite community

The LA Police Baseball Foundation is gearing up for the MLB All-Star Game with a clinic for kids and more.

LOS ANGELES – Whether you love baseball or aren’t really in the know, Los Angeles is hosting the 2022 MLB All-Star Game two weeks from today, on July 19, and I talked with a baseball super fan, who wears a Los Angeles Police Department uniform to help get us ready.

I first interviewed LAPD Officer Michael Scott in 2019. He was honoring Dodger icon Manny Mota for his 50 years with the Dodgers. The event was the LA Police Baseball Swing-athon. The nonprofit hosts events to bring police, the community, and kids together.Sponsored LinksGronk’s Favorite “Dressy” Shoes Feel Like Walking On CloudsWolf & Shepherd

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Now Scott, as president of the LA Police Baseball Foundation is gearing up for Major League Baseball All-Star events. 

This year, the foundation is first hosting a clinic for kids with pro players in attendance on the 18th, and then a game-day fundraiser for the foundation at the LAPD Academy at Elysian Park. Participants can then walk to Dodger Stadium to attend the All-Star game. Those interested in learning more about the clinic and the fundraiser can click here or reach out to the @LAPD_Baseball Instagram page for more information.

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This former Little League player from the San Fernando Valley says for baseball fans the MLB All-Star game is “the biggest thing, EVER!” He notes the last All-Star game played in L.A. was 42 years ago, in 1980.