Benefiting The Shelly Sachs Foundation
Aaron Sachs & Associates is partnering with the Springfield Cardinals to host
“Dinner on the Diamond”. Please join us Saturday, September 17th, where we are excited to have Matt Holliday as our guest speaker.
Matthew Thomas "Matt" Holliday (born January 15, 1980) is an American professional baseball left fielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. A World Series champion in 2011, Holliday, with prodigious hitting contributions, has played a key role in seven postseasons, including the Rockies' first-ever World Series appearance in 2007 and Cardinals' playoff success of the 2010s.
His distinctions include a National League (NL) batting championship, the 2007 NL Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award (NLCS MVP), seven All-Star selections, and four Silver Slugger Awards. Other career accomplishments include nearly 2,000 hits and 300 home runs, and more than 100 stolen bases while batting over .300.The Colorado Rockies selected Holliday in the seventh round of the 1998 MLB draft from high school in Oklahoma, where he also starred as a highly touted NFL quarterback prospect.
He debuted in MLB in 2004, becoming the Rockies' starting left fielder and a middle of the lineup presence. In 2006, he became the 19th player ever to reach 195 hits, 30 home runs, 45 doubles, 115 runs and 110 runs batted in (RBI) in one season. The next season, he won the NL batting title, September National League Player of the Month honors and NLCS MVP as the Rockies won 21 of 22 games at the end of the regular season and in the playoffs en route to their first World Series appearance.
In the first of four consecutive NLCS appearances starting in 2011, he batted .435 with a .652 slugging percentage in the 2011 NLCS on his way to winning his first World Series ring with the Cardinals. In 2014, he became just the fifth player in MLB history to amass nine consecutive seasons of at least 20 home runs, 30 doubles, 75 RBI and 80 runs scored each season.In addition to his presence as a leader on the field, Holliday is active in charity work and assisting his teammates off the field. Thus, the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America has awarded him the Darryl Kile Good Guy Award.
He is a frequent visitor to children's hospitals. From 2012 to 2016, Holliday co-sponsored a pledge drive for Greater St. Louis hospitals called "Homers for Health," which raised more than $3.7 million. Because of his hitting abilities and strength, he has sometimes been called the "Stillwater Stinger."
To reserve your tickets call Laura Dannegger, Shelly Sachs Foundation, Event Director. 417-889-1400
2022 Dinner On The Diamond Committee Members:
Valerie Baker, Jill Bryant, Laura Clark, Helen Daus, Mariah Fletcher, Lisa Hallam, Kelly Hart, Lori Heyle, Danielle Howard, Christine Johnson, Katie Knetzer, Sylvia Lachnit, Shelly Lantz, Kristina Loveland, Janet Parsons, Tracy Stark, Katie Thieman, Brandi VanAntwerp, and Peggy Welte
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
- call Laura Dannegger 417-889-1400