The 2020 Dinner On The Diamond

Dinner on the Diamond – 2020

Dinner on the Diamond 2020 Whitey Herzog
Guest Speaker Whitey Herzog
“The mood of a team starts with the manager. Once I lose the will to win and my enthusiasm, the coaches lose it and then the players will lose it, too. “
– Whitey Herzog

The question often arises of whether a player is born or raised, but little is asked about that of a manager.

For Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, it may have been the latter. Herzog was like a sponge that soaked up all of his life’s baseball experience and transformed them into tremendous skills for handling a ball team.

On July 6, 1990, Whitey Herzog put an end to his career in baseball that saw him in just about every position baseball had to offer. He was a player, scout, general manager, coach and farm system director – but what earned him his enshrinement into the Hall of Fame were his managerial skills.

“I think what he did was to get everybody focused on more team-oriented goals instead of individual goals,” said Cardinals second baseman Tommy Herr. “Obviously, with Whitey over here, the thinking of the whole organization changed to go along with his philosophy.”

Herzog enjoyed his most successful run as a manager with the Cardinals, winning three National League pennants, including a World Series title in 1982. In addition to serving as the manager, he was also the general manager for the 1980 and ’81 seasons.

He built a team around speed, defense and a strong bullpen. The Cardinals had seven players finish with double digit steal totals in ’82, including left fielder Lonnie Smith, who finished second in National League MVP voting.

The team defense was given a boost with the acquisition of future Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith prior to the 1982 season. “The Wizard of Oz” won his third straight Gold Glove Award in his first year in St. Louis. And Hall of Fame reliever Bruce Sutter anchored the bullpen with his league-leading 36 saves.

The team that Herzog built and managed went on to win an exciting seven-game World Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Before Herzog’s tenure with the Cardinals even began, he showed his ability to transform talent into wins. In his five years with the Kansas City Royals from 1975-79, he won 90 games or more on three occasions and never had a winning percentage below .525.

His retirement from the Cardinals ended an 18-year big league managerial career that produced 1,281 regular-season wins.

Herzog was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2010.

BE AN MVP!

Be an MVP for a good cause!  Tickets are just $200 each or entire tables of 10 are available for only $2,000.  MVP guests have an opportunity to meet Whitey Herzog in a private meet & greet located in the Springfield Cardinals clubhouse.

Because of COVID-19 the Meet & Greet will look a little different for the MVP ticket holders

MVP Ticket holders will receive

  • Preferred table seating
  • A Hall of Fame Autographed Baseball
  • Whitey Herzog will speak to MVP guests separately
Dinner on the Diamond MVP tickets
All-Star Social Tickets Only $150

Get your seat at the hottest dinner in Springfield.  Enjoy a wonderful dinner on the diamond with guest speaker Whitey Herzog while watching the RED-HOT Saint Louis Cardinals on the big screen during the evening activities.

  • Dinner on the Diamond
  • Signed Autographed Ball with Signature Only

Event tickets

All-Star Individual
$150
  • 1 Individual Ticket
  • Dinner on the Diamond
  • Signed Autographed Ball with Signature Only
BUY TICKETS
All-Star Table
$1,500
  • 10 Tickets
  • Reserved Table Seating
  • Dinner on the Diamond
  • Autographed Ball with Signature Only
  • Recognition at Every Table
BUY TICKETS
MVP Individual
$200
  • 1 Individual VIP Ticket
  • Premium Reserved Seating
  • Meet & Greet
  • Autographed Ball featuring Signature of Hall of Fame Year
  • (Must be sold in pairs)
SOLD OUT
MVP Table
$2000
  • 10 VIP Tickets
  • Premium Reserved Seating
  • Meet & Greet
  • Autographed Ball featuring Signature and Hall of Fame Year
  • Recognition at Every Table
SOLD OUT

Why We Do Dinner On The Diamond

Serving The Ozarks

Shellly Sachs Foundation

The Shelly Sachs Foundation is a 501c3/W9 nonprofit organization  assisting families living with, through and beyond cancer. The foundation is in loving memory of Shelly Sachs and was created by Aaron Sachs and his children to assist families fighting cancer.  The Foundation’s purpose is to offer comfort to those who suffer with the burden of cancer.  Cancer not only changes the patient but also the lives of their families. Cancer patients may suffer tremendous hardship emotionally and financially. We hope to take some of that worry and burden away from them.

Sponsorships

$2000 – 2 All-Star Tickets.  Signage at the event, recognition on the jumbotron, Dinner on the Diamond website and stage recognition.

$1000 – 2 All-Star Tickets, Dinner on the Diamond website and stage recognition.

$500 – 2 All-star Tickets and recognized as a sponsor on table materials.

Title Sponsor  SOLD OUT Aaron Sachs & Associates

Diamond Sponsor SOLD OUT  Maxon Fine Jewelry

$3000 – Meet & Greet – 6 MVP Tickets. Signage inside & outside of clubhouse, including signs with arrow directing to Clubhouse, rotating signage on bottom right of video board (1 of 3 signs).

$1500  Jersey Sponsor – SOLD OUT  Springfield First Community Bank

$1500 – Wine Pull Sponsor – SOLD OUT – Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

$1000 – Dessert Sponsor – SOLD OUT Guaranty Bank