"It's probably the best collection of balls we've had because of the fact we played Interleague," said hitting coach Derek Shelton, whose wife, Ally, is leading the effort. "We've got [Yasiel] Puig in there and [Clayton] Kershaw. You've got Carl Crawford back in there. [Robinson] Cano's in there, Mariano [Rivera's] in there. I think the silent-auction items are the best that we've ever had, too."
Shelton has worked behind the scenes all season to get opposing players to sign baseballs.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.