ST. LOUIS -- In conjunction with Mother's Day, Major League Baseball raised awareness for breast cancer on Sunday by prominently incorporating the color pink in each of the 15 games played.
At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals and Braves each posted pink lineup cards in their respective dugouts. Seven Cardinals players -- Jon Jay, Tyler Greene, Tony Cruz, Rafael Furcal, Lance Berkman, Matt Holliday and Jaime Garcia -- agreed to use pink bats, each stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo.
Those bats will be auctioned off on MLB.com to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is the largest breast cancer foundation in the world. Among its initiatives is helping to fund awareness, research and treatment of the disease.
Pink bats, identical to the ones swung by Major Leaguers on Sunday, are also available for purchase at the MLB.com Shop. The cost is $69.99 per bat, with $10 of each sale going to Komen for the Cure.
All players and on-field personnel will attach pink ribbons to their uniforms on Sunday. Some will also be wearing pink wristbands, pink batting gloves, pink wrist protectors and pink Phiten Titanium necklaces/bracelets. Though he's unlikely to take the field, Garcia will also be donning pink cleats.