3rd Annual First Pitch Silent Auction

Silent Auction Now Open!

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Jan. 29, 2007

In conjunction with the Third Annual First Pitch Dinner, the Diamond Club is sponsoring an auction to help raise funds for the baseball program.

The Diamond Club has some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to offer and would like to give you a sneak peek.

Also, for those of you who are not able to attend the dinner, this is your chance to place a bid on some of these outstanding items.

If you would like to place a bid on an item, please send an email to the Diamond Club at nb255@georgetown.edu with your name, the number of the item you are bidding on, and your bid. If you have any questions, or would like to place your bid over the phone, please call (202) 687-7159.

At the end of each day, the highest bid amounts will be posted on the website next to each item.

Remember that a winning bid is tax-deductible and that all profits benefit the Georgetown baseball program.

There are some great prizes and we hope that you will be able to help us!

1. Los Angeles Dodgers Tickets
Watch the Dodgers from seats closer to home plate than the pitcher! Enjoy four (4) Dugout Club seats located directly behind home plate for the game of your choice (excluding Opening Day). Tickets include exclusive access to the climate-controlled Club that features an upscale complimentary buffet and non-alcoholic beverages, access to two full bars (one located in the Martini Lounge) and to the Dodger and visiting team clubhouse entrances, in-seat service with complimentary food and two complimentary preferred parking passes. Donated by: Sam and Sharon Muir Value: $1,300 Starting Bid: $300

2. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tickets
Catch all the Angels action from four (4) Diamond Club seats located behind home plate for the game of your choice (excluding Opening Day). These exclusive seats include a special parking pass, waiter service at your seats and access to the Diamond Club Dining Room and Bar, a full service restaurant and bar that provides signature dishes and an all-you-can-eat chef's table buffet and wine selection. Donated by: Sam and Sharon Muir Value: $600 Starting Bid: $150

3. Philadelphia Phillies Tickets
Enjoy a world-class experience at Citizens Bank Park, not your typical ballpark! Watch the action from five (5) Hall of Fame Club Box Seats (section 218) which unites spectacular sightlines with first-class amenities. The Hall of Fame Club area provides the luxury of a padded seat along with access to private, climate-controlled lounges featuring two full-service bars, large screen TVs and upscale food. These exclusive seats overlook homeplate and include preferred parking. Donated by: The Pustizzi Family Value: $600 Starting Bid:$150

4. Philadelphia Phillies Tickets
Enjoy a world-class experience at Citizens Bank Park, not your typical ballpark! Watch the action from five (5) Hall of Fame Club Box Seats (section 218) which unites spectacular sightlines with first-class amenities. The Hall of Fame Club area provides the luxury of a padded seat along with access to private, climate-controlled lounges featuring two full-service bars, large screen TVs and upscale food. These exclusive seats overlook homeplate and include preferred parking. Donated by: The Pustizzi Family Value: $600 Starting Bid: $150

5. San Diego Padres Tickets
Experience Padres baseball through the ultimate ballpark experience with a view of the game so up-close and personal, you might as well be in the dugout! Watch the game from two (2) front row Dugout Seats, the very best seat locations in PETCO Park. The front rows between the dugouts are practically on the field and come with the best amenities. You and your guest will have access to VIP parking, a private entrance, special access into the premium areas throughout PETCO Park, and first-class food and beverage service before, during and after the game. Donated by: Gary and Maria Davis Value: $750 Starting Bid: $150

6. New York Yankees Tickets
Visit historic Yankee Stadium for New York's biggest rivalry, Yankees vs. Mets. Enjoy the Subway Series from two (2) seats located 35 rows behind the Yankee dugout (Section 11, Main Reserved MVP seating) on Friday, June 15. Donated by: The Adleman Family Value: $400 Starting Bid: $150

7. New York Yankees Tickets
Be there to experience the greatest rivalry in sports: Yankees vs. Red Sox. Four great seats in the lower field level for what is sure to be another great battle in the Bronx. Donated by: The Supple Family Value: $800 Starting Bid:$250

8. New York Yankees Tickets
As the pennant race heats up, watch two American League East contenders square off at historic Yankee Stadium. This is your opportunity to purchase two (2) seats located 35 rows behind the Yankee dugout (Section 11, Main Reserved MVP seating) for the Tuesday, August 28 matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Beyond the action on the field, the unparalleled passion of the two fan bases always provides for an entertaining day. You won't want to miss an opportunity to see this rivalry up close. Donated by: The Adleman Family Value: $400 Starting Bid: $150

9. Washington Nationals Tickets
New owners, a new manager, and a new stadium on the way, this is bound the be best season of Washington Nationals baseball yet. Experience the Nats up close on the night of Saturday, May 12 vs. the Florida Marlins from four (4) Field MVP seats located just a few rows back from the inner corner of the dugout on the first base side. Donated by: Bob and Hale Krasne Value: $400 Starting Bid: $100

10. Baltimore Orioles Tickets Sit in 2 of the best seats in Camden Yards - Section 18, Row M, Seats 3 and 4 and watch the Baltimore Orioles battle the Boston Red Sox. Friday, August 10, 2007 First Pitch 7:05 PM. Donated by: Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Lozinak Value: $300 Starting Bid: $100

11. Philadelphia Phillies Tickets 4 seats are yours in the exclusive comfort of the Hall of Fame Club at Citizens Bank Ballpark to watch the Philadelphia Phillies host the New York Mets on Saturday June 30, 2007. First Pitch 3:55 PM Donated by: John P. Elliott, Esq. C'93, Kirwan B. Elliott MSB '02 and Kyle M. Elliott C'05 Value: $500 Starting bid: $150

Memorabilia

12. Tommy Lasorda Autographed Jersey
A Dodgers jersey autographed with a special message for Georgetown fans from Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda. Regarded by many as baseball's most popular ambassador, Lasorda is in his 57th season in the Dodger organization which includes 20 as manager. In 2000 he led the United States Olympic Baseball Team to a gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Donated by: The McCourt Family and Dodgers Organization Value: priceless Starting Bid: $100

13. Official Georgetown Baseball Team Hat - Limited Number Available
Wear what the Hoyas wear! There are a limited number of official Georgetown team hats available, and this is the only opportunity you will have to get one. Donated by: Georgetown Baseball Value: priceless Starting Bid: $20

14. 2007 Georgetown Baseball Team Autographed Jersey
A Georgetown Baseball official jersey autographed by the 2007 Hoyas. This is a one-of-a-kind offering. Donated by: Georgetown Baseball Value: priceless Starting Bid: $75

15. 2007 Georgetown Baseball Team Autographed Baseball
A one-of-a-kind offering - a ball autographed by your favorite Hoyas! Donated by: Georgetown Baseball Value: priceless Starting Bid: $20

16. Jeromy Burnitz Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Jeromy Burnitz has spent 14 years in Major League Baseball, spending time with seven clubs including two stints with the New York Mets. He played his collegiate ball at Oklahoma State University and played minor league ball with the Norfolk Tides and the Buffalo Bisons. In his career, Burnitz is a .253 hitter with 315 home runs and 981 RBI in 1,694 games. He has hit at least 31 home runs each season from 1998-2004 with a career high 38 in 1998, a year in which he also had 125 RBI, another career mark. He played in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2001. Value: priceless Starting Bid: $10

17. Rollie Fingers Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Rollie Fingers, a Hall of Fame relief pitcher, for the Oakland Athletics (1968-76), San Diego Padres (1977-80) and Milwaukee Brewers (1981-85) won both the American League MVP and the Cy Young Award in 1981. In 1992 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, joining Hoyt Wilhelm to become at that time only the second reliever inducted. In 1999, he ranked Number 96 on The Sporting News list of Baseball's Greatest Players, and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. In addition to his pitching ability, he was noted for his handlebar moustache. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $20

18. Jeremy Hermida Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Jeremy Hermida, an outfielder, made his major league debut with the Florida Marlins on August 31, 2005. On the first at-bat of his major league career, he did something only one other person had done. At Dolphins Stadium, he had a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. He made a name for himself by becoming the third player in baseball history to hit a grand slam in his first game, the second to do it in his first at-bat, and the first to pull it off as a pinch-hitter. Hermida was the Marlins' No. 1 draft pick in 2002, and one of the highest-rated minor league players before being brought up. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $10

19. Orel Hershiser Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Orel Hershiser won more than 200 games, recorded more than 2,000 strikeouts and started more than 400 games during his 17 year Major League career. In 1988 he led the L.A. Dodgers to the World Series Championship and unanimously won the Cy Young Award. Hershiser is the only player to receive the Cy Young award, the Championship Series MVP award, and the World Series MVP award in the same season. In 1995, he helped the Cleveland Indians reach the World Series for the first time since 1954 and was named most valuable player of the American League Championship Series, becoming the only player to win the LCS Most Valuable Player Award in both leagues. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $15

20. David Justice Official MLB Autographed Baseball
David Justice made his major league debut in May 1989 for the Atlanta Braves and went on an offensive tear during the 1990 season, finishing with 28 home runs, which certainly helped him claim the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Justice helped his teammates to victory in the 1995 World Series against the Cleveland Indians with a crucial home run in Game 6 to provide the only run in a 1-0 game that clinched the championship. He made another World Series appearance in 1997 and posted solid numbers in 1998 and 1999 with Cleveland before his big year in 2000. That season, he slugged 41 homers with 118 RBI's. His strong season persuaded the New York Yankees pick him up in late June and Justice went on to win the 2000 ALCS MVP en route to his second world championship. In fourteen seasons in the league, Justice reached the World Series six times and made the playoffs ten times. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $15

21. Mark Loretta Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Mark Loretta, a proven veteran with a superb resume, will bring his versatility to Houston in 2007, for his second stint with the Astros. Loretta was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1993 amateur draft out of Northwestern University and debuted with the Brewers in 1995. Loretta has also spent time with the San Diego Padres (2003-2005) and Boston Red Sox (2006). During his 12-year career, Loretta has played in almost 1,400 games and has a career batting average of nearly .300. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $15

22. David Newhan Official MLB Autographed Baseball
David Newhan is known for his hustle, scrappiness, speed, fundamentals, and versatility. He was drafted out of Pepperdine University by the Oakland Athletics as an outfielder in the 1995 amateur draft and primarily considered an outfielder until his second pro season in 1996, when his minor league coach saw his license plate: "LV2TRN2." Newhan became his team's second baseman and went on to hit .301 that season, with a .538 slugging percentage, 25 home runs, and 17 stolen bases in 117 games that season. Newhan has signed a free-agent contract with the New York Mets for the 2007 season. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $10

23. Dave Roberts Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Dave Roberts made his Major League debut in 1999 with the Cleveland Indians. He has also spent time with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-04), Boston Red Sox (2004), and San Diego Padres (2005-2006). He is perhaps best known for the significant number of contributions he made to the Red Sox's first World Series win in 86 years in 2004. The most notable was his stolen base against the Yankees in the ninth inning of ALCS Game 4 with the Red Sox facing elimination. Roberts' heroic post-season steal earned him a place in Red Sox history. In 2006, the event was recognized as a Memorable Moment in Red Sox history and inducted as such into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $10

24. Duke Snider Official MLB Autographed Baseball - two items
Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider, nicknamed "The Silver Fox", played in the Major Leagues from 1947 to 1964 with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. Snider hit 40 or more home runs in five consecutive seasons (1953-57) and averaged 42 home runs, 124 RBI's, 123 runs and a .320 batting average between 1953-1956. He led the league in runs scored, home runs and RBI's in separate seasons. He appeared in six post-seasons and won a World Series title in 1955 and 1959 with the Dodgers. Duke Snider was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $25

25. Mark Sweeney Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Mark Sweeney is a 12-year Major League veteran who has established himself as valuable role player, while excelling as a pinch-hitter. He is tied with Dave Hansen for 5th all-time with 139 career pinch-hits. Currently a utility player for the San Francisco Giants of the National League, Sweeney began his career in 1995 with the St. Louis Cardinals after being drafted out of the University of Maine. In 1,014 career games, he is a lifetime .260 hitter, with 40 home runs, 232 runs batted in, and 14 stolen bases. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $10

26. Nick Swisher Game-Used Official MLB Autographed Bat
Nick Swisher, a switch hitter who throws left-handed, a rarity in baseball, is a first baseman and outfielder for the Oakland Athletics. The son of former major-leaguer Steve Swisher, played college ball at Ohio State University and was named Big 10 Freshman of the Year in 2000 after hitting .299 with 10 home runs and 48 RBI. Swisher was selected by the A's with a first round pick in 2002. Swisher, and the A's 2002 draft, are heavily featured in Michael Lewis' 2003 book Moneyball. In a book whose key theme was the gulf between orthodox baseball thinking and the new sabermetric influenced system being implemented by Billy Beane, Swisher was notable as one of the few examples of a player that traditional scouts and Beane could agree upon. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $25

27. 2006 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series Autographed Baseball
Signed by Major League Baseball players who played in this off-season all-star showcase in Japan during the fall of 2006. Autographs include: Bronson Arroyo, Erik Bedard, Chris Capuano, Brian Fuentes, John Lackey, John Maine, Joe Nathan, Scot Shields, Chris Young, Joe Mauer, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Rafael Furcal, Jose Reyes, David Wright, Jermaine Dye, Chone Figgins, Bill Hall, Andruw Jones, Tadahito Iguchi and Kenji Johijma. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $50

28. Steve Trachsel Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Steve Trachsel was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1991 out of Long Beach State University, whom he led to a spot in the College World Series. Trachsel made his MLB debut in 1993 and in 1996, was named to the All-Star Game and posted a career-best 3.03 ERA. In 2006, Trachsel started 30 games and led the Mets with 15 wins. He helped to lead the New York Mets to the National League Eastern Division Championship and a spot in the NLCS. Trachsel led all Chicago Cubs pitchers in wins in the 1990s and is currently the leading all Mets pitchers in wins in the 2000s. Donated by: Value: priceless Starting Bid: $15

29. Andruw Jones Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Andruw Jones is the current centerfielder for the Atlanta Braves. Known for his acrobatic catches and home run hitting, Jones signed with the Atlanta Braves organization as a free agent in 1993 at the age of 16. The Braves brought Jones up to Atlanta on August 15, 1996 when he was just 19 years-old. In Game 1 of the 1996 World Series on October 20, 1996, Jones was able to demonstrate his talents on the national stage. He connected for two home runs to left field on his first two at-bats as the Braves routed the New York Yankees 12-1. Jones became the youngest player ever to homer in the World Series (breaking Mickey Mantle's record.). He is a nine time National League Gold Glove Award Winner (1998-2006) and five time All-Star (2000, 2002-03, 2005-06). In 2005 Jones led the Majors with 51 home runs. Value: priceless Starting Bid: $20

30. Erik Bedard Official MLB Autographed Baseball
A left-handed starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, Bedard has played three seasons with the Major League ball club. A native of Ottawa, Canada, Bedard went to Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut and signed as a free agent with the Orioles. In 2006, Bedard posted a 15-11 record in 33 starts and had an ERA of 3.76, ranking him ninth in the American League in that category. Value: priceless Starting Bid: $15

31. Phil Nevin Official MLB Autographed Baseball
Phil Nevin is a 12 year veteran of the major league's having spent the 2006 season with the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. The Houston Astros selected the Cal State-Fullerton 3B with the 1st pick in the amateur draft in 1992. In 1992 Nevin also was a member of the United States Olympic Baseball team. Nevin then made his Major League debut with the Detroit Tigers in 1995. Over his career he has spent seasons with the Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Anaheim Angels, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins. Nevin was an MLB All-Star in 2001 with San Diego as he batted .306 with 41 home runs and 126 RBI. Value: priceless Starting Bid: $10

32. Roger Staubach Autographed Football
Staubach is arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks to step on the football field. Following an amazing collegiate career in which he won the 1963 Heisman Trophy, Staubach was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. He was a 10th round draft pick in 1964, but due to his military commitment, did not begin playing until 1969 as a 27-year-old rookie. Playing for Dallas from 1969-79, he went on to great success winning the 1972 Super Bowl MVP, and three Super Bowl titles. He was a six time All-Pro and in 1985 was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Value: priceless Starting bid: $45

33. Johnny Bench Official MLB Autographed Baseball - multiple items
As one of the most impressive defensive catchers in the history of the game, Johnny Bench was also considered to be an outstanding hitter. A durable catcher, noted for his excellent baseball intelligence, Bench won 10 Gold Glove awards, two Most Valuable Player awards, and the Rookie of the Year Award during his 17-year National League career. A skilled hitter, the 14-time All-Star selection belted 389 home runs and led the league in RBI three times as a leader of the Cincinnati Reds teams of the 1970s. He played for the Reds from 1967-1983, appearing in four World Series. Bench is also an active advocate for the American Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation and the American Lung Association, and has made countless television appearances as both a corporate spokesperson and a baseball commentator. Value: priceless Starting bid: $30

34. Chris Young Official MLB Autographed Baseball - multiple items
Chris Young, a standout pitcher and 2002 graduate of Princeton University, was first drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in June of 2000. He made his Major League debut on August 24, 2004 for the Texas Rangers. Young came to the Padres in a trade with the Rangers on Jan. 4, 2006, and went 6-0 on the road with a National League-best 2.41 ERA for San Diego. Young had three brushes with no-hitters in 2006. On May 30, he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning vs. Colorado. In his next start, he took a no-hitter into the sixth at Pittsburgh, and he nearly no-hit the Pirates again on Sept. 22, when he held them hitless through 8 1/3 innings. Value: priceless Starting bid: $20

Gift Certificates

35. Morton's Steakhouse
Morton's: The Best Steak Anywhere Donated by: Morton's Value: $150 Starting Bid: $75

36. Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
Enjoy one weekend night's stay at the luxury AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. Redesigned near the waterfront on the site of the historic incinerator building and within walking distance of shopping, dining and Georgetown University campus, the hotel boasts Fahrenheit Restaurant and Degrees Bar. (Subject to availability and blackout dates; expires 2/3/08). Donated by: Ritz-Carlton Value: $350 Starting Bid: $150

37. Crowne Plaza Silver Spring
Spend one weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland. Donated by: Crowne Plaza Value: $300 Starting Bid: $150

38. Ocean City, Maryland Condo
Over the last several decades, Ocean City, Maryland has grown from a small seaside fishing village to become one of the most popular beach vacation destinations in the United States. Ten miles of clean white-sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, the three-mile long boardwalk, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, boating, golf, fishing, festivals, conventions, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, museums, amusement parks and other unique activities provide everything a vacationer could wish for in a beach resort. Spend one week in Ocean City enjoying the comforts of a three-bedroom; two-bath condo on the bay with fabulous sunsets. Choice of weeks that are in season. Donated by: John Pflieger Value: $3,000 Starting Bid: $1,000

39. RCI Resorts Condo
Spend one week in a two-bedroom condo at one of RCI's 3,700 resorts in 100 countries around the world. Enjoy thousands of options for a Friday through the following Saturday vacation in a two bedroom condo. Donated by: Gary and Maria Davis Value: $2,500 Starting Bid: $1,000

40. Foursome at Maderas Golf Course and Clubhouse in Poway, California
Maderas Golf Club is a Johnny Miller and Robert Muir Graves masterpiece. Rated the #1 Golf Course in San Diego for three years running, Maderas Golf Club offers beauty, challenge, and plenty of thrilling shots as its winds through the cliffs, rock outcroppings, creeks, and forests of the inland hill country of north San Diego. Golfers come from across the country to play this course with its superb playing conditions and experience the outstanding service of the Maderas Golf Club. Donated by: Gary and Maria Davis Value: $800 Starting Bid: $200

41. Batting Practice with the Georgetown Baseball Team
Take BP with the '07 Hoyas before a home game this spring. Dust off that old swing and show us what you've still got against some live pitching at Shirley Povich Field. Date and time to be arranged with coaching staff. Value: priceless Starting Bid: $100

42. Foursome at Somerset Golf Course
Somerset Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole course set along the banks of the Rapidan River. It has the feel of a Scottish links course with spectacular views of the Virginia countryside and a very dramatic finishing hole. Somerset offers an inviting clubhouse that honors Virginia's heritage. Somerset is conveniently located on Route 3 between Fredericksburg and Culpeper, Va. Donated by: Value: $600 Starting bid: $100

43. Foursome at Philadelphia Cricket Club
The Philadelphia Cricket Club is the only golf club in the country to have opened a golf course in each of the past three centuries. The St. Martin's course was opened in 1898 and was designed by Willie Tucker. It hosted the United States Open Championship in 1907 and 1910. Nine holes are still open today at the Chestnut Hill location.

Famed architect and Club member, A. W. Tillinghast, built the Flourtown Course in 1922. Named "Wissahickon" in 2002, it is renowned for it's difficult par 4's, most notably 9 and 18, which both stretch over 450 yards from the championship tees. The course also contains 8 other par 4's over 400 yards that will test your game to the limit. Over the years the course has hosted numerous local major championships including the 1998 Pennsylvania Open and the 2003 Golf Association of Philadelphia Mid-Amateur Championship that was won by 9-time Cricket Club Champion, Rob Savarese, Jr.

The Militia Hill Course opened on April 27, 2002. The design team of Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry crafted this golf course out of an old Revolutionary War encampment. From the championship tees it plays to a par of 72 with a demanding length of 7,370 yards. Golf Digest nominated the course for best new course category for the year 2003. The course tested itself against what the best of the region had to offer when it hosted the 2003 and 2004 Philadelphia Section PGA Championship and the 2004 Philadelphia Amateur Championship. Donated by: Tom Elliott Value: $1,000 Starting bid: $400

If you would like to place a bid on an item, please send an email to the Diamond Club at nb255@georgetown.edu with your name, the number of the item you are bidding on, and your bid. If you have any questions, or would like to place your bid over the phone, please call (202) 687-7159.

At the end of each day, the highest bid amounts will be posted on the website next to each item.

Winners will be annouced on the night of the dinner. Those not present will be contacted via phone the following week.

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