STOCKTON, Calif. -
The Stockton Ports, 11-time champions of the California League, are excited to offer their fans a chance to win some incredible baseball memorabilia, by hosting the Legends of Baseball Memorabilia Raffle. The first of its kind memorabilia raffle will give fans a chance to win a set of individually autographed baseballs signed by the Top 10 career home run hitters in Major League Baseball History.
The Legends of Baseball Memorabilia Raffle is a season-long initiative. Fans ages 18 and older can purchase raffle tickets for $20, beginning on Monday, May 10 for a chance to win the following memorabilia:
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Grand Prize: Collection of Autographed baseballs from the Top 10 career home run hitters in MLB History
Â includes 10 single signed baseball by Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey JR, Sammy Sosa, Frank Robinson, Alex Rodriguez, Mark McGwire, and Harmon Killebrew housed in a custom made display case.
1st Prize: One baseball autographed by members of the MLB 3,000 Hit Club
Â includes Pete Rose, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Lou Brock, Al Kaline, Carl Yastrzemski, Stan Musial and Rod Carew
2nd Prize: One baseball autographed by members of the MLB 500 Home Run Club
Â includes Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Eddie Mathews, Reggie Jackson and Mike Schmidt
3rd Prize: One baseball autographed by Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider
4th Prize: One baseball autographed by Joe DiMaggio
Each ball will also come with a PSA/DNA certificate of authenticity.
Fans can purchase raffle tickets at the Ports Ticket Office and Front Office during their hours of operation, and also at the Ports guest services booth during Ports games. The raffle will last up to Thursday, August 19, 2010, when the Ports will hold the prize drawings on-field at their 7:05pm game against the Lancaster JetHawks.
Proceeds raised from the raffle will benefit participating charitable organizations and the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund which aids several community projects, with a focus on youth centers and youth sports. In 2009, the Anchor Fund donated approximately $35,500 and nearly $107,500 of in-kind donations, including 13,350 tickets to local non-profit organizations, charities and schools.
The Ports look to make the memorabilia raffle available to other teams in the California League, giving teams a chance to raise money for their own local charities and also giving fans of the other nine teams in the league a chance to win these great prizes.
Rules and Regulations: Fans must be 18 or older to purchase raffle tickets. Fans may purchase as many raffle tickets as they wish. Tickets will be available for purchase starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 10 at the Ports Ticket Office located at Banner Island Ballpark.
For more information, please contact the Stockton Ports at (209) 644-1900.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.