Brian McCann, right, was all smiles after signing with the New York Yankees. Joe Girardi, Yankees manager looks on

Brian McCann drilling a double against the Tampa Bay Rays

Brian McCann celebrates a home run against the Boston Red Sox

Brian McCann gets greeted by his teammates after scoring a run against the Toronto Blue Jays

Brian McCann getting ready to bat for the New York Yankees

Brian McCann congratulation Dellin Betances after a Yankees win

Brian McCann strokes a double to right-center vs. the Baltimore Orioles

Brian McCann gets ready for a showdown against the New York Mets

Brian McCann talking strategy against the New York Mets

Brian McCann feeling at home with his Yankees teammates

Brian McCann gets congratulated after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros

Brian McCann spends countless hours helping children with his Rally Foundation

Brian McCann during a big night with the Rally Foundation

Brian McCann gets a helping hand during a Rally Foundation event

Brian McCann with a friend during a Rally Foundation event

Brian McCann during his days with the Atlanta Braves

Brian McCann rips a double with the Atlanta Braves

Brian McCann during his days in the National League with the Atlanta Braves

Brian McCann was a rugged leader during his days with the Atlanta Braves

Brian McCann was one of the most feared left-handed hitters in the National League

Brian McCann

As a member of the Atlanta Braves, Brian McCann's ties to the South were as powerful as his left-handed stroke. He and his family were woven into the fabric of the community, giving much of their time supporting the Rally Foundation which raises money for childhood cancer research. In 2013, McCann's address may have changed when the veteran catcher signed a five-year contract with the New York Yankees, but his commitment to the foundation and city did not. The McCanns continue to support the Rally Foundation passionately, and along with past and current Atlanta professional athletes like Vic Beasley and Kris Medlan, still find time to serve as spokespeople for it. .... On November 11th and 12th, the McCanns will again serve as honorary event chairs for the 2016 Delta Double Play, which consists of a benefit bash and the Brian McCann Rally Celebrity Softball Game. Since 2007, the Delta Double Play has raised more than three million dollars for the Rally Foundation, which is on a mission to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, a cure for children with cancer. The Rally Foundation says 94 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to fund children's cancer research. For more information on the foundation or the Delta Double Play, vision rallyfoundation.com or brian-mccann.com