Dodgers, Yankees earn Bobby Murcer Award

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Baseball Assistance Team named the Dodgers and Yankees as recipients of the 2013 Bobby Murcer Award.

Named after the former B.A.T. chairman who introduced the Spring Training Fundraising Tour, the award is given to the team in each league whose players commit the most money to B.A.T.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Yankees have won the award and the third time in four years for the Dodgers. Both clubs will be presented with the Bobby Murcer Award at the 25th annual "Going to Bat for B.A.T. Fundraising Dinner" in 2014.

Players from the 30 Major League clubs donated a record $2,457,710 during the B.A.T. Spring Training Fundraising Tour. In the past 11 years, Major Leaguers have donated more than $15 million.

Through charitable contributions, B.A.T. confidentially assists members of the baseball family, including former Major League players, managers, coaches, scouts, umpires, athletic trainers, front office personnel, as well as Minor League players, Negro League players, players from the Women's Professional Baseball League and widows, spouses and children, ages 23 and under.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.