Baseball Players Who Love Donating Pizza
Absolute joy is what happens when you combine America’s favorite pastime with America’s favorite comfort food. Over the years, some of America’s top baseball players have helped to spread this joy by making pizza donations to boys and girls and their moms and dads all over the country.
Here are just a few home runs that were worthy of the headlines they received.
Rivalries Run Deeper Than Deep Dish
The Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto and the Florida Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki have a friendly rivalry that goes beyond the playing field. Suzuki once donated a Homer Simpson-sized box of donuts to Votto. The next time the two met up on the field, Votto returned the favor by sending 51 pizza pies to the Marlins’ dugout right before the game. It’s one trade that all the players benefitted from!
Giving Fans the Royal Treatment
The Kansas City Royals are one of the most beloved teams in baseball and there are plenty of stories told around the clubhouse about the team’s exploits. One of the most popular occurred in 2012 when Jeff Francoeur sent 20 pizzas to fans of the Oakland Athletics who were sitting in the stands.
For quite some time, the raucous fans had heckled him with everything from bacon to other bobbles, but as time passed the fans and the player developed a friendship that crossed the foul line and led to one of the best pizza parties in baseball.
Giants with Giant Hearts
It is no secret that baseball players love to celebrate, and the San Francisco Giants most definitely know how to throw a pizza party. Last year, the team hosted a pizza party for season-ticket holders just outside the gates of AT&T Park. Proceeds from the event were donated to a local children’s charity, which makes the story even sweeter.
Some teams donate jerseys and balls, but the storied team from San Francisco donates pizza to promote good causes for boys and girls in the community. That’s one donation we can all get behind.
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