Sluggers go pink for breast cancer awareness, Mother's Day

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- WHAS11 got a look at some special bats rolling off the line at the Louisville Slugger factory Monday, and some of baseball's biggest names will be swinging the lumber on Mother's Day.

More than 200 players, including Derek Jeter, Joey Votto, Evan Longoria and Brandon Phillips, will play with the specially dyed pink bats Sunday.

This is the ninth year Slugger has produced pink bats for Mother's Day games - the bats help raise breast cancer prevention and research.

After use, players will autograph the bats and they will be put up for auction. Proceeds from the sale of the bats will go to MLB breast cancer charities.

"We helped start this whole program with MLB in 2006. It's a great honor for us to be a part of this because it helps raise awareness, raise a lot of funds for research to defeat this awful disease - breast cancer. Over that period of time, we've been able to join MLB to help raise well north of $1 million to help fight breast cancer. So, it's well worth it, if we can even save one life, to do this," Reck Redman with Louisville Slugger said.

Slugger is also selling personalized pink bats - $10 from the sale of each bat will go to MLB charities.

Click here to order a personalized bat.

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