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Baseball donates $100,000 to West victims

MLB and the players association have teamed up to donate $100,000 to the victims of West, Texas.

Major League Baseball and the players association have teamed up to donate $100,000 to people who were impacted by the fertilizer explosion in West.


The money is in addition to the more than $40,000 the Texas Rangers have already raised on their last home stand.


MLB is also encouraging fans to donate to the POINTWEST Bank Fund on its national television broadcasts. The charity will also be promoted with signage behind home plate.


MLB.com, texasrangers.com and mlbplayers.com also promoting the effort and accepting donations online.


"Major League Baseball is proud to support the people of West, Texas during their community's difficult time of need," said commissioner Bud Selig. "Major League Baseball, our 30 Clubs, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network offer its sincere condolences to all the individuals and the families affected by this tragedy, and we hope that our industry's contribution will assist in the community's recovery."