Strike Out Cancer

June 08, 2015

BayCare and the Tampa Yankees Team Up to Strike Out Cancer

Tampa, Fla. (June 5, 2015)- More than 1,000 cancer survivors are expected to attend a special night of baseball as BayCare and the Tampa Yankees step up to the plate in the fight against cancer on June 6.  At 5:30p.m., nine BayCare cancer survivors and a BayCare Extraordinary Caregiver will take part in the pregame ceremonies.

    Proceeds from a jersey auction and $1 from every ticket purchased online will be donated to hospital foundations across BayCare. Visit To purchase your Strike Out Cancer tickets.

     A patient is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis. Early detection is critical in striking out cancer and BayCare encourages men and women to see their doctors regularly and to follow the national guidelines for regular cancer screenings. BayCare Health System is committed to helping people survive cancer by providing the latest advancements in medicine and technology in a compassionate and comfortable setting.

Who: BayCare and Tampa Yankees

What: Strike Out Cancer Night

Where: 1 Steinbrenner Dr., Tampa, FL 33614

When: Saturday, June 6

  • 4:30 p.m.- Gates Open for Cancer Survivors
  • 5-5:15 p.m. - Children under 14 can run the bases
  • 5:10-5:30p.m. - Tampa Yankees on concourse signing autographs
  • 5:30p.m. - On-field ceremonies recognizing nine BayCare cancer survivors and the BayCare Extraordinary Caregiver
  • 6pm- Game begins between Tampa Yankees and Clearwater Threshers
  • Fireworks following the game


BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.