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Susan G. Komen® and Major League Baseball are once again Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer.

The sixth annual Honorary Bat Girl contest is under way, encouraging fans to share “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” stories for a chance to be honored on-field during Mother’s Day celebrations around MLB. Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer will help raise awareness about breast cancer while also raising funds for Komen. The nomination site is open now through March 24, 2014, and voting will be open from March 24 to April 14, 2014. One person will be chosen for each MLB team and announced the week of May 5, 2014.


Louisville Slugger has produced and donated pink bats that hundreds of players will also be using on that day. The bats, along with specially designed Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer merchandise are available for purchase online at the shop and at ballparks nationwide. From March 1- December 31, 2014, MLB will donate to Susan G. Komen half of $5 per pink bat, $.50 per Ball, and $.50 per Phiten Necklace in support of the fight against breast cancer.

Teams playing at home on Mother’s Day include:
  • Atlanta Braves 
  • Baltimore Orioles  
  • Chicago White Sox 
  • Cincinnati Reds 
  • Detroit Tigers 
  • LA Dodgers 
  • Milwaukee Brewers 
  • New York Mets 
  • Oakland Athletics 
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 
  • San Diego Padres 
  • Seattle Mariners 
  • Tampa Bay Rays 
  • Texas Rangers 

Program Name: Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer
Program Active: February 14, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Benefit to Komen: $5 per Pink MLB Louisville Slugger bat sold, $0.50 per ball sold, and $0.50 per necklace sold
Total Contributions: More than $1 million
Partner Since: 2005