The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) will be holding the 21st Annual Going to Bat for B.A.T. Dinner on January 26, 2010 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square and will celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the MVP Award. Some former Mets scheduled to attend are Benny Ayala, Rick Cerone, Ed Charles, John Franco, Keith Hernandez, Cleon Jones, Ed Kranepool, Terry Leach, Barry Lyons, Lee Mazzilli, Rusty Staub, Ron Swoboda, Jeff Torborg (Manager) & Pat Zachary.
B.A.T. is a 501 c 3 charitable organization that assists members of the â€œbaseball familyâ€ in need. Members of the baseball family include more than just top tier talent that was paod top dollar while playing. It includes former major leaguers, minor leaguers, umpires, scouts, managers, coaches, athletic trainers, Negro league players, front office employees, players from the Womenâ€™s Professional Baseball League and their spouses.
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