Some of those jerseys will make their way into auctions or team raffles with proceeds to benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Over $100,000 has been raised through those jersey auctions over the past few years. This year, Hunt Auctions brought a 1953 game-used Robinson bat to Citizen’s Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia. It’ll be one of the signature items in this summer’s All-Star game auction.
Prior to the Phillies-Nationals game, the bat was passed around to current players on both teams…all of whom came away with respect.