Autographed jerseys from Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. A signed helmet from Aaron Rogers. A signed jersey from Cleveland Indians Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.

Gear from Thome, Zobrist, McAllister and four field passes plus four tickets to a Cubs-Cards game.

And that's just some of what promises to be in store for one heckuva Night at the Ballpark event hosted at The Yard in Peoria.

Major-leaguers and local sons Ben Zobrist and Zach McAllister will be on hand for the event on Jan. 20.

They will be in a meet-and-greet from 5-6 p.m., then take part in a silent auction and Q&A session from 6-8 p.m. at The Yard (1503 W. Altorfer Rd, Peoria).

The items mentioned above are part of the inventory in the silent auction. And the special field passes and game tickets are donated courtesy new Cardinals lefty reliever Andrew Miller.

Proceeds go to Advocates for Access.

Tickets for the Meet & Greet are $100. Tickets for the general event are $50 for individuals or $500 for a table of 10. You can register online at

That's not all. McAllister will stage his baseball camp for kids the next day, on Monday, Jan. 21, also at The Yard.

A session for kids grades 3-5 will run from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A session for kids grades 6-8 will run from 1:30-5 p.m.

Cost for the camp is $100 per kid. You better hurry, because space is limited to 100 participants and it's filling up fast.

Check for more details and to sign up.

That's all for Cleve In The Eve on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

Here's your sports quote of the day:

"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too."

— Yogi Berra

Dave Eminian covers the Rivermen and Chiefs for the Journal Star, and writes the Cleve In The Eve sports column for Reach him at 686-3206 or Follow him on Twitter @icetimecleve.