MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Major League Baseball Players Trust is going to award up to five scholarships a year in honor of former union head Michael Weiner.
The players trust said Tuesday in a release the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies will ''recognize and support the efforts of individuals dedicated to improving the lives of workers.'' Up to five $10,000 scholarships will be awarded annually beginning in 2015.
Weiner died of an inoperable brain tumor in 2012. He was 51.
Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark announced the scholarship at the Baseball Writers Association of America's meeting ahead of Tuesday's All-Star game.
''Michael's passion, commitment and determination on behalf of others are well known, and it is our hope that through this scholarship we will be able to encourage and inspire others to pursue careers in support of workers' rights,'' Clark said.

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