John Young (baseball)

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John Thomas Young (February 9, 1949 – May 8, 2016)[1] was an American professional baseball player. He also scouted and worked in the front office. Young played in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1971. He founded Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), a youth baseball program aimed at increasing participation among African Americans in baseball. He was born in Los Angeles, California.

Young died in Los Angeles, California from diabetes on May 8, 2016, aged 67.[2]

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  1. Ringolsby, Tracy (May 9, 2016). "RBI program creator John Young dies at 67". MLB.com. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  2. "John Young, founder of youth baseball program, dies at 67". ESPN.com. May 9, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016.