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Clemente Jr. pitches in for a charitable cause

Updated: February 12, 2010, 4:55 PM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr.
The thought of spring is always enough to bring joy to any baseball fan, but it carries special meaning for Steve Pindar. Soon, Pindar -- as he has done every year since 1999 -- will help pack up a shipment of used baseball equipment that will eventually find its way to several countries in Latin America. As the head of Roberto's Kids, a non-profit organization named after Roberto Clemente, Pindar ensures that this equipment will be distributed to underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Nicaragua.

"We feel very strongly that we're continuing the social responsibility legacy of Roberto Clemente," Pindar said. "And we think the program helps bridge the social gap through baseball."

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