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Willson Contreras and Gleyber Torres Global Ambassador Announcement is a Home Run

An athlete holding hands and walking with William Contreras and an athlete holding up Gleyber Torres' #25 shirt.

Major League Baseball All-Stars Willson Contreras and Gleyber Torres joined Special Olympics as the first MLB players to be named Global Ambassadors.

Both Contreras, catcher for the Chicago Cubs, and Torres, shortstop with the New York Yankees, are from Venezuela and are bilingual. They will represent the movement of inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities across the Americas.

The announcement was met with incredible excitement by the MLB and the press, including an on-air mention during the first Yankees games after the announcement was made. Check out a sample of the great media coverage!

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