Annual RBI Austin benefit held in downtown Austin
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The annual RBI Austin benefit was held in downtown Austin and a lot of big names in sports were attendance.
The benefit, called Now at Bat, was held at the JW Marriott and helps children and families from underserved communities.
University of Texas head baseball coach David Pierce was there as well as Team USA softball pitcher Cat Osterman, San Francisco Giants slugger Brandon Belt and recently retired MLB pitcher Huston Street.
Recently the Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2019 class which included Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina.
With the announcement there are always questions and debate about who doesn't get elected. Street weighed in on if he thought Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds would ever be enshrined in Cooperstown.
"Two best players at their position to ever play the game, obviously there is controversy surrounding that. I think they will eventually get in, there's probably arguably guys that are in that probably did some form of performing enhancing drug, if it's an amphetamine, if it's steroids," Street says.
"I don't know, I wasn't there, but yeah, I like Rocket (Roger Clemens), I love Rocket. I think he's a great man and I do think him and Barry Bonds deserve to be in the Hall of Fame," Street adds.