Tigers’ players recognized for generosity

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News

Lakeland, Fla. – The Tigers’ players for the second year in a row have been honored for their generosity.

They have won the 2016 Bobby Murcer Award, given to the team in each league that donates the most money to MLB’s Baseball Assistance Team (BAT). The award is named after former Yankee Bobby Murcer, who started the spring training fundraising tour.

Nearly 1,600 players, coaches and managers from all 30 teams collected a total of $2.8 billion. The money goes to aid members of the baseball family in need of assistance.

The Tigers won the award last year, as well.