Megan Zahneis, winner of the Breaking Barriers essay contest who earned the job of youth correspondent in 2011, is a reporter for MLB.com.
|Ted Shapiro, a 19-year-old cancer survivor, had a role to play at Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday: appearing on the field before the sixth inning for baseball's Stand Up to Cancer moment, alongside AJ Smallwood, 17, of Flowery Branch, Ga.
More» Fans at Wrigley Stand Up To Cancer|
|It seemed too good to be true. But it was real all right, as Sadie Chamberlain -- a ninth-grader from West Burke, Vt. -- was recognized on the field prior to Game 3 of the World Series on Friday for her winning essay in "The Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life" contest.
|When Andrew Benintendi was 5 years old, his father, Chris, took him out on the acre the family owned in southwest Ohio to practice shagging fly balls.
More» Benintendi tallies three hits, steals second|
|The dry heat of the desert suits Michael Bourn well. A few months into his tenure with the D-backs, Bourn has proven a bright spot in an otherwise bleary season for Arizona.
More» Bourn makes a jumping grab at the wall|
|Adam Rosales is the kind of baseball player who is universally appreciated. He may not have the flashiest numbers, but everywhere he goes -- Cincinnati, Oakland, Arlington, San Diego -- he's amassed a sort of cult following.
More» Rosales hammers one, hustles around bases|
|When the Trade Deadline arrives on Aug. 1, Jay Bruce may no longer be with the Cincinnati Reds. Bruce's name has swirled in trade talks for much of the past year, and rumors have only intensified as he's hit .263/.314/.530, tacking on 19 home runs and 66 RBIs.
More» Bruce opens the scoring with a two-run smash|
|Kendal Young didn't even want to enter this year's "Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life Essay Contest," sponsored by Scholastic and Church & Dwight.
More»Essay contest winner Kendal Young on winning essay|
|The T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Petco Park in San Diego (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ESPN and MLB.com) is just hours away, and the contestants' All-Star peers have chimed in with their picks. And the general consensus is steering in Orioles' slugger Mark Trumbo's direction.
More»Trumbo destroys pitches in season's first half|
|One of the highlights of All-Star FanFest in San Diego was Jackie Robinson's daughter, Sharon, who heads MLB's Breaking Barriers character education program. She was on hand to visit with fans and sign copies of her latest children's book, which was given away to fans at the event.
|Nate Smith was selected to represent the Angels in this year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. This time next year, odds are he won't be eligible.
More» Nate Smith, LHP, Angels|
|Ken and Roanna Naquin cracked their first Opening Day roster this year. So did Heather and Brian White, and Julie and Jeff Shaw. These proud parents will be living vicariously through their sons -- Tyler Naquin, Tyler White and Travis Shaw -- who will don uniforms for the Indians, Astros and Red Sox for the first time.
More»Young players anticipate their first MLB Opening Day|
|For Reymond Fuentes, it's all in the family.
More»Fuentes talks about Opening Day with Zahneis|
|Eugenio Suarez has big shoes to fill. The 24-year-old is slated to replace recently departed fan favorite Todd Frazier at third base in Cincinnati this season.
More»Suarez talks with Zahneis about Opening Day roster|
|Chris Carter and the Brewers are a natural fit. The California native -- having been a part of the Astros' rebuilding process that culminated in 2015 with a run into the ALDS -- feels well equipped to help his new team handle its growing pains.
More» Carter hits a towering solo home run|
|Jonathan Lucroy's seventh season as the Brewers' backstop figures to be a bit different than the six that preceded it.
More»Lucroy discusses his approach as season nears|
|Lou Piniella said he'd talked enough baseball for one weekend.
More»Reds Alumni share their favorite Reds memories|
|Todd Frazier's trophy case is filling up fast in 2015. After bringing a Home Run Derby title to Cincinnati in July, Frazier took the podium Friday night at Redsfest to accept the club's annual Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award.
|Halfway into his fourth full season in the big leagues, Todd Frazier is leading the Reds in hits, RBIs, slugging percentage and OPS. He netted both the third-base starting role in the Midsummer Classic and the Home Run Derby crown as the hometown favorite in last week's All-Star festivities. But what's more, Frazier is a leader.
More» Frazier rips a solo homer to center field|
|Baseball is a kid's game. Now more than ever, that statement holds truth. Take, for instance, the 2015 MLB All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile.
More»Bryce Harper on MLB Tonight from the All-Star Game|
|The fun at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest continued Saturday with a day devoted to commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1990 Reds' World Series victory. But as usual, the ceremony honoring the "Wire-to-Wire" Cincinnati club was far from the only thing going on at the bustling Duke Energy Center.
More»2015 T-Mobile All-Star FanFest kicks off in Cincy|
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.
Megan was featured in a Passion Portrait by #besomebody for her ability to overcome adversity and live out her dream.