I wasn’t aware MLB gave out Lifetime Passes


This week, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista instagrammed a photo of his recently acquired MLB “Lifetime Pass.” These extremely rare and relatively unknown cards are issued by the commissioner’s office “in appreciation of long and meritorious service” to the league.

These cards have been presented to players, umpires, scouts and other friends of MLB as far back as the 1930s, and grants owners and a guest access to any Major League baseball game as long as they live.


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2 Responses to I wasn’t aware MLB gave out Lifetime Passes

  1. Ben W. says:

    Do all players get these? I'll be honest, I don't really follow baseball much anymore, but from what I can tell Jose Bautista is a current player who is a good hitter. What "long and meritorious service" has he performed? I would hope he's been very involved in charity or something, but maybe someone can enlighten me.

  2. BSG says:

    Didn't you write about the odd fact that MLB gave the released Iranian hostages that card? Could have sworn I read it here. http://bktandem.wordpress.com/2006/01/21/the-iran

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