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Warstic and the Tigers go pink for breast cancer

Five current and former Tigers are participating in a charity auction this week

Image courtesy of Andy Klein

Baseball fans are no strangers to the concept of “pink out the park.” Every year for Mother’s Day in May, players will don pink-accented jerseys, pink accessories, pink cleats, and pink bats for the weekend, with proceeds from jersey sales and on-site promotions going to breast cancer research.

It’s definitely not May anymore, but that isn’t keeping a few current and former Tigers from doing their part to raise money for breast cancer research.

In partnership with Warstic bats — the company co-owned by Tigers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler — five players are auctioning off special signed, game-used pink bats for The Pink Fund charity.

Foregoing the sharp black and gold look that Warstic is becoming known for, the bats still feature the Warstic double stripe logo, but on a rich pink. “The Pink Fund was selected as a partner because of its commitment to helping those battle with breast cancer,” said Ben Jenkins, Founder/Co-owner of Warstic. “To us, these women aren’t just survivors, but warriors. They battle.” The ‘warrior’ and ‘battle’ concepts are at the core of Warstic’s brand, making this an ideal partnership.

In addition to Kinsler, teammates Miguel Cabrera, Nicholas Castellanos, James McCann, and former Tiger Justin Upton have also included bats for the auction.

Image courtesy of Andy Kline

The auction will run through Tuesday, October 31, and each bat is being auctioned individually. If you’d like to support a worthy cause and also own a unique piece of Tigers memorabilia, bid on the bat of your choice here.