MLB Auctions Honors Lou Gehrig with Unique Fundraising Event

More than 80 years since the passing of baseball icon Lou Gehrig, his enduring legacy remains a beacon of inspiration for fans worldwide. To commemorate Lou Gehrig Day, MLB Auctions has unveiled a special fundraising initiative in support of the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS, dedicated to advancing research and treatment for the disease closely associated with Gehrig.

From June 2 onwards, baseball enthusiasts will have the chance to participate in an auction featuring exclusive Gehrig Day baseball cards. Each card represents a Major League Baseball team and showcases a player selected by MLB writer and ALS fighter, Sarah Langs, who will receive a special tribute from the Phillies on Lou Gehrig Day at Citizens Bank Park.

The selection of players for these unique cards is deeply significant, drawing from their statistical connections to Gehrig, their advocacy for the ALS community, or their unwavering passion for the game. The auction not only presents these one-of-a-kind baseball cards but also offers a priceless “New York Yankees” experience courtesy of Mastercard.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurological disorder affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in muscle weakness and degeneration. With approximately 30,000 individuals in the U.S. and 500,000 worldwide grappling with this condition, ALS does not discriminate based on age, race, or gender, and currently lacks a cure.

By participating in this auction, fans directly contribute to endeavors aimed at discovering improved treatments and enhancing the lives of ALS patients. The event exemplifies the potent unity within the baseball community as it mobilizes support for a cause that transcends the confines of the sport.

Notable names featured on these exceptional Gehrig Day cards span across MLB teams, including standout players like Mike Trout from the Angels, Yordan Alvarez representing the Astros, and Shohei Ohtani of the Dodgers, among others. Each card serves as a poignant link between baseball’s storied past and the ongoing battle against ALS, giving these collectibles a dual significance: sentimental value and potential impact in a critical health crusade.