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Garth Brooks' Time with Pirates was About More Than Baseball

Garth Brooks' baseball fantasy is coming to an end, at least for this year. Brooks is leaving the Pirates after spending just over a week with the team during Spring Training.


Garth Brooks' baseball fantasy is coming to an end, at least for this year. Brooks is leaving the Pirates after spending just over a week with the team during Spring Training.

Brooks time with the Pirates wasn't just fulfilling a childhood dream. He was there to help raise awareness for his Teammates For Kids foundation, which is celebrating its 20th year. Teammates for Kids focuses on the needs of children in the areas of health and education.

"The 57-year-old country music legend told KDKA-TV , "The fact that you can use the excuse of helping kids to get down here, that a fun thing to do." Even though this wasn't Brooks first Spring Training experience with an MLB team, his time with the Pirates was extra special for him. Brooks grew up a Pirates fan because he idolized Roberto Clemente.

Brooks and his team have raised over $100 million since the start of the foundation. Click here to learn more about Teammates for Kids and its mission.

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