MLB to help tornado victims

Updated: May 9, 2012, 10:36 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Major League Baseball and a charitable foundation run by players announced Wednesday that they are working with Habitat for Humanity to build nine homes for the tornado-ravaged communities of Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., with more than half of the funding coming from State Farm Insurance.

Officials said during a news conference in Kansas City that they want to use the home-building effort to remind fans that the communities still need help. To spotlight the need, ...

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