NASHVILLE, TN – For the 10th overall year, Major League Baseball and its Clubs have organized a charity auction during Baseball’s Annual Winter Meetings to benefit a special cause close to the game, supporting Stand Up To Cancer. This year’s auction, which is now LIVE at MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction until Thursday, December 7th at 10:00 p.m. (ET), provides memorable baseball experiences, including special interactions with Major League players (e.g., Mike Trout), MLB managers, as well as once-in-a-lifetime on-field opportunities (e.g., serving as a broadcaster or groundskeeper for the day) and treasured items (e.g., authenticated, signed jersey from MLB at Rickwood Field Game).
The auction this year, which was spearheaded by Major League Baseball, will once again support Stand Up To Cancer, in honor of Billy Bean (MLB’s Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and former Major League outfielder) and Catalina Villegas (MLB’s Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), both of whom are in treatment for cancer diagnoses. The Winter Meetings Charity Auction began in 2012 and took place for the first time at Winter Meetings in Nashville. Proceeds for the inaugural auction were also donated to Stand Up To Cancer, a longtime charitable partner of MLB and its Clubs.
All items and experiences have been generously donated by all 30 MLB Clubs, more than a dozen Minor League Clubs, the Office of the Commissioner, MLB Network and the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Following are some of the many special experiences and items, on which fans can now bid:
– MLB Ticket Package:
o 2024 MLB All-Star Week in Arlington – Tickets to all events at Globe Life Field (All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, T-Mobile Home Run Derby, SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Celebrity Softball Game) as well as the LIVE 2024 MLB Draft. Package also includes an opportunity to watch batting practice from the field before the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 15th.
– Special Meet & Greets with baseball superstar Mike Trout; 2023 National League Champions and All-Stars Zac Gallen, Corbin Carroll and Geraldo Perdomo; 2023 Gold Glove winners Christian Walker and Gabriel Moreno, Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo, Orioles EVP & GM Mike Elias, players and coaches from the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Oakland A’s and more.
– Personal experiences including:
o Luncheon for eight…