Throw Out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the World Series – Using Only Points

Written by Charlie

Thanks to SPG, you can throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a World Series game and get tickets – without spending a dollar. These special packages are available with SPG points so check them out!

It is that time of year again – the baseball World Series! Unfortunately, my team came up short at the end (crazy – the Yankees scored more in the regular season than almost any team and couldn’t score over 3 runs in 4 games). But, two incredible teams are getting ready to face off tomorrow night – the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros.

Throw Out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the World Series

first pitch at the world series

If you are a fan of either team, or a fan of baseball at all, of course it would be a dream to attend a World Series game. How about throwing out the ceremonial first pitch? Yep, beyond a dream and now possible by redeeming only points (but a WHOLE lot of points!).

SPG ran this same auction last year for Game 7 and they found out how valuable it was. Dan from Dan’s Deals won the SPG Moments Auction by bidding over 1 million points for the privilege of throwing the first pitch. This year, SPG is back again and offering this awesome experience for a lucky fan at both Game 4 and Game 7. That means there is a chance to do it at each stadium.

What You Get

Last year, SPG gave some truly incredible seats for the lucky winner as well. But, this year, they say on the auction page that “Seat locations are TBD and at MLB discretion. Seating locations will vary and may be located in ANY section of the venue, including 300-, 400- or 500-level sections or outfield.” I would imagine that the winner will still get some awesome seats but SPG is covering themselves just in case. My guess is that the better seats will be available depending on the sales in all the sections. But just a guess.

The amounts are already quite high for these two packages. But, if this is something you really want, you can always transfer Marriott points to SPG at a 3:1 ratio and even transfer Ultimate Reward points to Marriott at 1:1 and then do the transfer. Just remember – Ultimate Reward point transfers are final. If you transfer to Marriott and then SPG and don’t win the auction, you cannot move them back to Ultimate Rewards (though you can move them to Marriott).

SPG World Series Auction Details

  • Game 4 (Houston, TX on October 28) | Auction ends October 26 at 12:00PM EDT | Current bid at time of writing – 95,500 Starpoints
    • Winner will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and receive 2 tickets to Game 4
  • Game 7 (Los Angeles, CA on November 1) | Auction ends October 30 at 2:00PM EDT | Current bid at time of writing – 183,328 Starpoints
    • Winner will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and receive 2 tickets to Game 7

If there is no Game 7, the winner will receive the points back. Obviously, people want to be the one for Game 7 but Game 4 is the only guarantee at this point. I imagine that one will go up as will the cost for Game 7.

Want World Series Tickets?

Link: World Series Tickets

If you don’t care about throwing out the first pitch, you can still grab tickets for any of the World Series games. These are also auctions but they offer many packages for each game. The bidding for one of them is at 35,000 with many other games up near 100,000 points.

Again, like the auctions above, seat locations are at the discretion of MLB and SPG.

So, who’s going to the World Series courtesy of SPG? 🙂

Featured image by Frederick Dennstedt from los angeles, usa (Dodger Stadium) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.