Raymond Beasley V was honored on the field before the Gillette Home Run Derby in Minnesota. The rising sixth-grader from Brentwood, Calif., wrote about battling a brain tumor as he grew up, and his "outstanding crooked smile." More
Raymond Beasley V and Michael Andaloro have been named the two grand prize winners of the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest. The two young men will be introduced to the world at the All-Star Game and the World Series. More
Luke Lunday has learned how the power of introspection can change a life. Luke, the winner of the annual Breaking Barriers essay contest, was honored at Citi Field and returned a night later for a trip to the All-Star Game. Read
You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger baseball fan than Matt Eisner. A Nationals fan, he is the author of the popular blog Matt's Bats, on which he details not only Nats happenings, but all of his baseball opinions. He's also 8 years old. Read
Major League Baseball and Scholastic announced that Luke Lunday, from West Point, N.Y., and Jennifer Wayland, from Chesterfield, Mo., were selected as the winners of the 2013 "Breaking Barriers" essay contest. Read
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