Giancarlo Stanton portrait by a middle school janitor sells for $25K

Baseball A portrait of Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton painted by a middle school janitor sold Wednesday night at a charity auction for $25,000.While the Marlins couldn't get a single player to attend a charity event last month, the Marlins Foundation held a fantasy auction at Marlins Park on Wednesday, with proceeds benefiting the Miami Marlins Education Fund. Some of the top items included a road trip with the team and a golf vacation. But the big ticket item was Joseph Gormley's artistic presentation of the Marlins' young slugger. MORE: Obama hosts World Series champion Giants at White House | Making a good Clemente movie won't be easyGormley recently started painting and wanted to be able to donate $1 million d

ollars to charity through his art. When he found out what his portrait of Stanton sold for, he was overcome with emotion. The auction was held before the Marlins beat the Cubs and, to make things even sweeter for Gormley, Stanton blasted his 17th home run of the season in the 7-3 victory.