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The Hanover Insurance Group Hits A Home Run With Free Youth Baseball Clinic Series

WORCESTER, Mass., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) today announced it has entered into a national partnership with The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) as well as local, independent agents across the country for the fifth consecutive year to sponsor the "Legends for Youth" baseball clinic series. These free clinics will host approximately 1,500 boys and girls ages 6-16 in various cities around the country and feature former Major League Baseball players as instructors, including all-stars and Hall of Fame players.

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"As we enter into our 31 st year as an organization, we have hosted thousands of baseball clinics nationwide to help promote the game of baseball, and inspire youth through positive sport images and former players," said Brooks Robinson, president of the MLBPAA. "With The Hanover's help, we will make this wonderful experience possible for hundreds of children each year."

The clinics will promote the game of baseball and teach basic baseball skills, while helping youth build confidence, self-respect, and their sense of responsibility for themselves and their teams – these are important skills and abilities that will benefit them at home and at school.

"We are excited to partner with the MLBPAA again this year to host its Legends of Youth baseball clinics," said James P. Griesing, vice president, corporate and commercial marketing at The Hanover. "At The Hanover, we are always looking for opportunities to partner with our agents to promote education and youth in the communities where we live and work. The clinics help to empower participants to be the best they can be, whether it's on the baseball field, in the classroom, or at home. We are proud to be a part of that effort."

This year's MLBPAA Legends for Youth Clinics sponsored by The Hanover Insurance Group will take place in Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Terre Haute, Indiana. To learn more about how you can participate in a baseball clinic, please visit http://mlbpaa.mlb.com/mlbpaa/events/.

For more information about The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, please visit www.hanover.com/about/community.html.

ABOUT THE MLBPAA LEGENDS FOR YOUTH CLINIC SERIES

Each year, the MLBPAA Legends for Youth Program gives thousands of children across the country a chance to learn baseball fundamentals and life skills from former Major League Legends.  This year alone, the program will conduct over 100 free events around the United States and will also visit international locations such as Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

Since its inception in 1982, the Alumni Association is a non-profit organization that was formed to promote the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through its former players. To find out more about the MLBPAA's Legends for Youth program, you can visit their Web sites at www.baseballalumni.com.

ABOUT THE HANOVER

Founded in 1852, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) is proud to be celebrating 160 years of delivering on its promises to its agent and broker partners, and their customers. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in Worcester, Mass., is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Company, Worcester, Mass., Citizens Insurance Company of America, Howell, Mich., Chaucer Holdings plc, London, and their affiliates. The Hanover offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals, and families through a select group of agents and brokers. The company is ranked among the top 25 property and casualty insurers in the United States. Through Chaucer, the company also underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including property, marine and aviation, energy, U.K. motor and casualty. For more information, please visit www.Hanover.com

CONTACT: Amy Banek Media Relations            abanek@hanover.com   (508) 855-4486

SOURCE The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

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