Attractive Auction Items Available at Saturday's First Pitch Breakfast

The YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast will have an attractive list of auction items available
The YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast will have an attractive list of auction items available

­With the Youngstown State Baseball program's First Pitch Breakfast coming up this Saturday, head coach Steve Gillispie is excited to announce a preliminary list of enticing items that will be available at the live and silent auctions.

Among the list of items is an impressive selection of signed memorabilia from eight men who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame – George Brett, Steve Carlton, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Reggie Jackson, Ferguson Jenkins, Tommy Lasorda and Nolan Ryan - and 2015 class member John Smoltz. Items from current Major League All Stars Billy Butler, Alex Gordon, Zack Greinke, Victor Martinez and Salvador Perez and Gold Glove winner Eric Hosmer will also be available.

Saturday's event will be held at the Maronite Center in Youngstown, and doors will open at 8 a.m. The breakfast buffet will start at 8:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 9. Johnny Bench, a 14-time MLB all-star and two-time National League Most Valuable Player, and Jim Tressel, current YSU President and recent College Football Hall of Fame inductee, will be the featured speakers.

For tickets, call YSU associate head coach Kevin Smallcomb at (970) 978-0504.

A sampling of the items that are expected to be available for auction on Saturday is below:

MLB Tickets

  • Four Indians box seats, batting practice pass and parking pass


  • 2014 NCAA Regional Team Ball
  • 2015 Team Autographed Helmet
  • Custom YSU Baseball hoodie
  • Horizon League Championship cage jacket
  • Jim Tressel autographed mini helmet
  • Custom hardwood items from Baird Brothers

Current Major/Minor League Player/Coach Signed Memorabilia

  • Billy Butler – Bat
  • Drew Dosch (Former Penguin) - Bat
  • Alex Gordon – Bat, helmet, ball, all-star jersey
  • Zack Greinke - Ball
  • Eric Hosmer – Bat, helmet, jersey
  • Clint Hurdle - Photo
  • Clint Hurdle/Wally Bell – Photo
  • Victor Martinez - ball
  • Salvador Perez – Bat, all-star jersey, helmet
  • Joe Wendle - Bat
  • Bradley Zimmer - Ball

Former MLB Player/Coach Signed Memorabilia

  • George Brett – 1985 World Series jersey, ball, photo
  • Steve Carlton - Photo
  • Rollie Fingers – Jersey
  • Travis Fryman – Ball
  • Goose Gossage - Photo
  • Reggie Jackson – Ball
  • Ferguson Jenkins - Photo
  • Tommy Lasorda – Photo
  • Al Oliver – ball, bobblehead
  • Buck O'Neil – Photo
  • Pete Rose - Ball
  • Nolan Ryan – Photo
  • John Smoltz - Ball


  • Chick-Fil-A Party Pack
  • Fire pit
  • Francisco Lindor bobblehead
  • Premier jewelry
  • USA Baseball hat