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Another Voice Speaks Out Against Tobacco in Baseball

Diamondbacks owner joins growing chorus urging MLB players to be better role models for kids

Posted by: Editor | May 19, 2011

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Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick makes a point each spring of speaking to his team about baseball's tradition as a family sport. And he’s worked closely with Arizona health officials on an extensive educational program — "the No Chew Crew" to teach elementary school children about the risks of smokeless tobacco.

He's now called for his fellow owners and the Major League Baseball Players Association to "make a gutsy call" and prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco at games.

Read Ken Kendrick's piece in USA Today.

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