For 99 years (since 1924) Association of Professional Ball Players of America has supported our baseball family in times of need. The community of Lahaina in Maui recently suffered a catastrophic fire that destroyed much of the community and its people’s homes. In support of our Hawaiian baseball brothers and their community, the APBPA is creating awareness and raising funds by having an Instagram Live with several Hawaiian MLB players who are “boots on the ground” in relief efforts. MLB players include: Shane “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Victorino, Kurt Suzuki and Shane Komine. 100% of the funds raised will be donated to the Hawaii fires relief and will be overseen by the MLB players in Maui.
Who is the APBPA?
Association of Professional Ball Players of America
The Association of Professional Ball Players of America (APBPA) was formed in Los Angeles in 1924. That’s when twelve former players—including Babe Ruth—gathered and determined there was a need to assist less fortunate members of the baseball profession. Since then, the APBPA has grown to more than 101,500+ current members.
How do we help baseball professionals?
These are some of the areas that the APBPA provides assistance to baseball professionals:
- Financial Support
- Medical Support
- Career Counseling
- Disaster Support
- Financial Advising
- Mental Health Help
- Addiction Recovery
Member Benefits & Services
The APBPA has been helping members since 1924. We have formed great relationships with great companies who have generously offer great benefits to our membership. We also work very hard at helping the members in need with many diferent resources.
We’re here to help
Here’s what pro ballplayers say about the APBPA.
“The Association has done more good for the old timers than any other organization. I’m proud to have served on its Board of Directors.”Sparky AndersonHall of Fame Ballplayer
“I want all to know how much I appreciated what the Association has done for me. I played for eighteen years and never thought I would need help.”Former BallplayerCincinnati Reds & Hall of Fame
“I am thankful for the assistance that the Association provided for my invalid wife and me in our hour of need. It is just impossible to tell how I would have been able to provide the necessities of life without this aid.”Former BallplayerSan Francisco Giants
“I really appreciate the support the Association has given me to help get through this very depressing time.”Former BallplayerSan Francisco Giants
“I can’t express in words how thankful I am for the assistance the Association has given to me. I can no longer work, and the assistance checks have been a Godsend.”Former BallplayerBuffalo Bisons
“Because of the assistance provided by the Association, we were able to put my father in a lovely rest home, where he was able to spend his final days. Words can’t express our gratitude.”Daughter of a Former BallplayerCleveland Indians