PICTURES: "Dinner on the Diamond" at Hammons Field features Rick Ankiel

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield Cardinals partnered with Aaron Sachs and Associates to host the first-ever 'Dinner on the Diamond" at Hammons Field Friday night.

The event featured former St. Louis Cardinals star Rick Ankiel. He has a new book called "The Phenomenon." The book highlights his time in baseball. Everybody attending the fundraiser received an autographed copy of the book.

Proceeds from the event benefited the American Cancer Society, Lost and Found Grief Center and KY3 Kids.

(Pictures courtesy Keli McDonough)