BALTIMORE -- Tammy Kestler has been selected as the Orioles' winner of the Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes fans from all 30 teams whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. The contest is a part of Major League Baseball's "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" initiative, which aims to spread awareness about the deadly disease and honor those who have been affected.
In addition to being recognized on the field during the O's game against the Rays on Sunday, Kestler will participate in pregame activities, receive pink MLB merchandise and be provided with two tickets to the game.
Hundreds of players across the Majors will use pink bats stamped with the breast cancer awareness logo on Sunday, with others wearing pink wristbands or the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniform. The bats will be auctioned off following the game, with proceeds going to cancer research.
Kestler was selected by a fan vote and a guest-judging panel of MLB players, media personalities and other celebrities. This is the fourth year in a row that MLB has held the Honorary Bat Girl Contest.