Meggie Zahneis, winner of the 2011 Breaking Barriers essay contest, earned the job of youth correspondent for MLB.com in the fall of '11.
|Passion. It's a word that sums up Hunter Pence up perfectly. After helping the Giants to a World Series championship in 2012 with his play as well as his voice, the outfielder reflects on his experiences and what he has learned.
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|Pitcher Tim Hudson, at the age of 37, has had a long career in a game that is often punctuated by one-hit wonders, would-be stars that fizzled before they dazzled. Hudson didn't fizzle. Why?
More»Hudson joins Meggie Zahneis to discuss his career|
|Dexter Fowler started early on the diamond. The game he used to play as a child is now his living. The passion is still there, though.
More»Meggie chats with Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler|
|Mat Latos is an artist. Literally and figuratively. Latos' artistry with a baseball is a given, but what you might not know is that, although he doesn't get around to it much anymore, the 6-foot-6 gentle giant of a starting pitcher used to doodle a bit.
More» Votto goes behind-the-back to Latos|
|Jack Hannahan has gracefully adjusted from his starting role with the Tribe to a utility position in Cincinnati, bringing with him a legend all his own.
More» Hannahan ties game with pinch-hit RBI triple|
|Michael Bourn's speed, his ability to lead off, and his deft defensive skills are the key components to the 30-year-old center fielder's game.
More» Bourn plates two with double down the line|
|Baseball and veterans are two of the most American institutions, and through many programs in the big leagues, soldiers are being honored and aided, including this Memorial Day weekend.
More»People Magazine and MLB's Tribute for Heroes|
|You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger baseball fan than Matt Eisner. A die-hard Nationals supporter, Matt is the author of the popular blog Matt's Bats.
|Arsema Tesfai, a seventh-grader from Chicago, is one of four first-prize winners of the annual Breaking Barriers essay contest offered by MLB and Scholastic, and she's got big dreams.
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|One of the Reds' radio broadcasters has called Samuel R. LeCure "one of the best relief pitchers you've never heard of." LeCure may be modest about it, but he is pretty darn good at what he does.
More» LeCure strikes out the side in the eighth|
|Though keeping score is increasingly a lost art, devotees still swear by it as the ultimate way to watch and absorb a baseball game.
|Jackie Robinson is one of America's true heroes, and "42" is a lasting image of what our country used to be, and of one man who helped change it for the better.
More»Robinson family, former players attend|
|A lot of big league managers might wish they were in Davey Johnson's shoes. Right now, he's behind the helm of a revitalized Washington Nationals team many prognosticators project as the 2013 World Series champions.
More» Reds honor Johnson for '95 division title|
|In a sitdown with MLB.com youth correspondent Meggie Zahneis, Angels slugger Josh Hamilton provides hitting tips and discusses the role faith plays in his life.
More»Meggie, Hamilton talk about playing with the Angels|
|Opening Day in Cincinnati can best be described as a spectacle -- a sight to see, a day to remember. This was my third Opening Day and second world-famous Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. But this year was still a first for me. This year was different.
More» Cincinnati firefighter Winfrey sings anthem|
|With his dedication to having a positive mental attitude and his ability to use varied off-field activities to relax, C.J. Wilson has developed into one of the game's premiere starters.
More»C.J. Wilson welcomes new teammates to Spring Training|
|Barry Zito is what you'd call a Renaissance man. Zito is many things: a musician and songwriter, an actor, an avid proponent of yoga and a philanthropist. He's also a starting pitcher for the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
More»Intentional Talk on Zito's Strikeouts for Troops|
|After position switches, Sean Doolittle and Josh Donaldson helped lead the A's to an improbable AL West title last season, and they are looking forward to another successful run in 2013.
More» Doolittle was exceptional in rookie campaign|
|The Reds, despite winning the NL Central in 2012, will look different this season, with Todd Frazier taking over at third and Shin-Soo Choo moving into center field.
More»Frazier shares busy offseason and goals with Meggie|
|In order to get better at something, you've got to surround yourself with the experts. Buster Posey certainly adhered to that concept this offseason -- the Giants catcher made a visit with his family to the Yogi Berra Museum in New Jersey.
More»Meggie Zahneis catches up with Buster Posey|
The Breaking Barriers essay contest provides students a chance to share stories of how they use Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers.