22nd Annual Baseball Night Set for January 22
Oct. 24, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The 22nd Annual Baseball Night In Boston is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Fenway Park's State Street Pavilion. The event is the single largest fundraiser for the Boston College baseball program and crucial to its continued success.
Ben Cherington, the Red Sox general manager, will be the honored guest and featured speaker. A New Hampshire native, he was named the GM on Oct. 25, 2011 after working in Boston's front office since 1999. Cherington has moved up through the Red Sox ranks, from scout to baseball operations assistant, to coordinator of international scouting to assistant and then director of player development. In 2006, he became the vice president, player personnel and in 2009, the senior vice president and assistant GM. In August 2012, he orchestrated one of the biggest trades in Boston history, sending Adrian Gonzales, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the Los Angeles Dodgers to free up payroll to resign the likes of Dustin Pedoria and David Ortiz. He also hired current manager John Farrell in the offseason and signed many of the players responsible of the Sox' turnaround, including Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli and Koji Uehara.
"We are very lucky and I am extremely excited to have Ben speak this year," head baseball coach Mike Gambino said. "He is a Boston guy, a long-time Red Sox employee and a great baseball man who has done a remarkable job turning around a ball club to take it from last place to the World Series. From orchestrating one of the biggest trades in recent baseball memory last year, to building a team of high character, tough, competitive baseball players, Ben has shown great leadership in making tough decisions. We are honored he will be at Baseball Night."
Proceeds help to defray the team's early-season trips to the south which is vital to the team's preparation. The funds raised also contribute to annual operating expenses including recruiting, equipment and scholarships.
Financial contributions, along with auction items, will be accepted. Donated items such as tickets to sporting or non-sporting events, autographed balls, pictures and jerseys, along with many other items will be auctioned off the night of the event.
Space is limited to 250 guests and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost $150 apiece.
To purchase tickets, click here or contact Travis DeMar in the Office of Athletic Development at (617) 552- 0704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can also be mailed payable to Boston College Baseball. Other gifts to BC Baseball may also be made by calling the number above or mailing a check (please write "No Tickets Needed").