Trips to the 2011 World Series and 2012 All-Star Game, large cash prizes, an MLB.TV subscription and even a game in your hometown against 11 living legends are among the many widespread prizes being offered right now around MLB.com. With so many ways to win happening at this time of year, we'll save you the trouble of looking around for the entry info so you can get busy increasing your chances of success.
State Farm Go to Bat for Charity: Entry period 6 of 10 is under way. Just pick a single charity from those listed, and then you support it by playing the game. At the conclusion of each entry period, the charity with the highest overall home run batting average receives a donation in the amount of $18,000. One winner in each of the 10 periods gets a trip for two to attend Games 3 and 4 of the 2011 World Series. See the list of weekly winners.
World Series Sweepstakes presented by Verizon: Win this, and you and a guest get tickets, coach class air fare and accommodations for one game in this year's Fall Classic.
Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams Team. Hurry and get your votes in by 11:59 p.m. ET on Aug. 31. You can vote up to 25 times a day, and each entry gives you a chance to be one of four regional finalists. One lucky winner and 10 friends will play an unbelievable home game next spring against a team consisting of 11 living legends. Your job is to decide which of those 11 living legends will make the trip, and here's the latest balloting update.
Change Your Game Sweepstakes Presented by the makers of One A Day: This is ongoing since Opening Day with a weekly prize drawing. The deadline to enter each weekly drawing is 4:59 p.m. ET on Fridays, through Sept. 30. Any weekly entrant becomes eligible for the grand prize drawing, and a chance to win one of three prize packages: A trip for four to a game of the 2011 World Series, 2012 Spring Training or the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City -- plus spending money. There are 28 weekly winners of a $100 MLB.com Gift Card.
Moneyball Movie Premiere Sweepstakes: The movie starring Brad Pitt hits theaters on Sept. 23, and the grand prize is a trip for two (air and hotel) to Oakland with two tickets to the movie premiere there and also a pair of seats at an A's regular-season home game.
MLB '11 The Show Challenge of the Week: To enter you must have access to a PlayStation 3. Load your copy of MLB '11 The Show onto it, and take the weekly challenge. Each contest segment week begins at 8 a.m. ET on Monday and ends at 7:30 a.m. ET the following Monday. The current grand prize offering features a trip for two to a game in the 2011 World Series. There are monthly and weekly prizes, too.
All Together Fan: Join All Together reporter Nick Stevens as he follows MLB Network games this season with fans in communities across the country. Vote for your Favorite to be the Fan Voice at the next MLB Network game, and you could win a seat at the 2012 All-Star Game. This event brought to you by Sprint ends with the last day of the regular season.
World Series Superstars, the MLB-licensed, free-to-play Facebook game from MLB.com and EA Sports, has announced its Race to the Pennant Sweepstakes. Starting on Aug. 31, players who enter the game will be instructed to select their favorite MLB club. At the end of the sweeps, the club with the most user selections will have a raffle to give away various MLB prizes to the users who selected that respective club. The grand prize winner will receive: a $500 VISA gift card, personalized MLB jersey, a subscription to MLB.TV, and an MLB.com Shop team apparel pack.
Acela Rivalry Series Challenge: This one is more regional. Enter and you could win a trip to the 2011 World Series. If it's in a Northeast location, the grand prize includes round-trip travel on Amtrak Acela. It's a round-trip coach class air ticket if not in the Northeast. There are six first prizes, which consist of a trip to a 2012 rivalry series away game. There are 41 sweeps entry period Amtrak/MLB fan prize pack, which each include an Acela USB drive, drive an Amtrak baseball, and MLB merchandise.
MLB.com Beat the Streak: Some ongoing players in this popular game still have a shot at the $5.6 million prize for "breaking" Joe DiMaggio's legendary record of 56 consecutive games with at least one hit. Whether anyone breaks that bank remains to be seen, but one entrant from this season is guaranteed of the $10,000 prize at the end of the season for longest streak of the year.
MLB.com Fast Relief Beat the Streak presented by Bayer Advanced: Just pick one closer each day who you think will get a save in his game that day. Keep your streak going, and whoever has 2011's longest streak of at least 20 consecutive games with a save wins $10,000. If no one gets 20 in a row, the person with the longest streak of at least 15 gets two tickets to either the 2012 All-Star Game, a 2012 Spring Training game, or a 2012 World Series game.
MasterCard Check In To The BallGame: Want to win two VIP seats to Yankee Stadium? The third and final entry period is under way, ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on Aug. 31. There is a limit of one sweepstakes entry check-in location per person per day. A total of 37 winners per entry period are being selected by random drawing, so 111 total prizes.
MLB.com Home Run Beat the Streak presented by ampm: Pick one player every day who you think will hit at least one homer. If he comes through that day, then your streak continues. Finish the season with the longest streak (11 or more), and you can win $10,000.
MLB.com Odyssey: The object of this new game is to outlast your group and be the last member to select a winning MLB team without making an out. Do this by selecting one team from a list displayed on MLB.com of all clubs that are participating on your assigned selection day. One lucky winner can receive four tickets to the 2012 All-Star Game.
There are a couple of cool goodies you can snag as part of using other stuff. Subscribe to the MLB Insider and they throw in a free MLB team blanket. Use the MLB Extra Bases Rewards Card and you can earn 10,000 bonus points after a qualifying transaction -- redeemable for a $100 MLB.com Shop gift certificate.
And, of course, there is the ongoing matter of winning bragging rights, which matter as much as any prize around here. Your team just has to win the World Series.