SAN DIEGO -- Major League Baseball announced the 30 winners of the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl program on Monday, a program designed to recognize baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment of "Going to Bat" in the fight against the disease.
The 30 winners, one per club, will be recognized on the field at Major League ballparks on Mother's Day, which is May 13. Since the Padres are out of town that day, an alternative date will be selected at a later time.
Sandy Sibley of San Diego has been selected to be the honorary bat girl at Petco Park. Sibley found out her mother had breast cancer 11 years ago. Sibley's mother later went through a double mastectomy and has been cancer free ever since.
Sibley is a lifelong Padres fan and current season-ticket holder.