The Potomac Nationals are turning Military Appreciation Night into a “can’t miss” event on Sunday, June 22nd. In addition to honoring all military members, along with appearances by former Redskin Dexter Manley and Congressman Rob Wittman, the P-Nats will hold a silent auction during the game with dozens of iconic baseball memorabilia items thanks to Reality Realty and Mammoth Global Partners.
The centerpiece of the items is a Stephen Strasburg autographed inaugural game ticket collage, which will be raffled off for free for all military attendees. Other coveted items available for bid by the general public will be a Cal Ripken Jr. autographed bat and a signed Willie Mays photo and baseball. All of the money raised in the auction will go to Arms Outstretched Ministries benefitting the wounded warriors of Bethesda and Belvoir.
A complete list of the items in the silent auction can be found below:
- Stephen Strasburg Autographed Inaugural Game Ticket Collage (to be raffled off for all military attendees)
- Cal Ripken Jr. Autographed Bat
- Willie Mays Autographed 16×20 Photo
- Willie Mays Autographed Baseball
- Stephen Strasburg Autographed 16×20 Photo
- Sports Illustrated Magazine Signed by Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan
- Cachet Collage Signed by Cal Ripken Jr. and Cal Ripken Sr.
- Orioles “Golden Boys” Photo signed by Cal Ripken Jr., Jim Palmer, Bobby Grich, Davy Johnson, Brooks Robinson, Paul Blair and Roberto Alomar
- Replica Redskins Helmet Signed by Doug Williams
- Alfred Morris Autographed 16×20 Photo
- Michael Oher Autographed Football
- Joe Theismann Autographed 8×10 Photo
- Frank Robinson Autographed Baseball
- Duke Snider Autographed Baseball
- Whitey Ford Autographed Baseball
- Eddie Murray Autographed Baseball
- Jim Palmer Autographed Baseball
- Cal Ripken Jr. “Ironman” Giclee
- Manny Machado Autographed Baseball
Pregame festivities will feature player autographs in the concourse and a pre-game ceremony for military persons in attendance. Post game will feature Sunday staples with fireworks and kids run the bases presented by Glory Days Grill. First pitch is set for 6:05 ET against the Salem Red Sox.
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