MLB star gives back

ABC News’ Danny New spoke with Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor about his work off the field helping kids in need.
1:53 | 12/04/23

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ANNOUNCER 1: Lindor with a chance to be the hero against his old team. Nimmo runs and a slide, base hit! DANNY NEW: Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor had a busy year. ANNOUNCER 2: In right-center field. ANNOUNCER 1: That's lined over short and caught! ANNOUNCER 2: Oh. ANNOUNCER 1: Oh, Lindor-- DANNY NEW: The four-time all-star launched 31 home runs, stole 31 bases, and was just two RBI short of 100, which he's aware of. We like to round up to 100 RBIs. I know it was 98. - Yeah. - Say 100? - It hurt me. DANNY NEW: But he did still win the 2023 Silver Slugger Award and is working to close that gap, even from his living room. - In my couch right now, and I have a bat. So yeah. Thank you for everybody that voted for me. This is truly special, and I'm honored. DANNY NEW: But this past week, Lindor received a different award that doesn't have to do with scoring runs. Instead, it's about being a generous role model as the MLB Players Trust recognized Lindor as the 2023 Philanthropist of the Year. - I brought you a bobblehead. DANNY NEW: Over the past year, Lindor has spent time visiting children who are being treated in the hospital and running backpack drives to donate school supplies. PHOTOGRAPHER: Everybody smiling. DANNY NEW: But most prominently, he runs the Francisco Lindor Scholarship Fund, which provides students with financial assistance at his alma mater, Montverde Academy in Florida. [APPLAUSE] When he was 12 years old, Lindor moved from Puerto Rico to Florida in order to attend Montverde and has since worked hard to make sure that kids can have the same opportunities, even if they don't enjoy his favorite sport. - My scholarship is not just about helping the baseball player. [INAUDIBLE]? DANNY NEW: Because Lindor cares a lot about his impact. - It's about the world and any kid that I can help provide some sort of guidance. - And for winning that award, Lindor's scholarship fund received $25,000 from the MLB Players Trust.

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