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College Baseball Foundation announces Major Capital Donation

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CBHOFFeaturedImageLUBBOCK, TX — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame has been based in Lubbock since its founding in 2004. However, today, the dream of a permanent home devoted to recognizing and preserving the history of the game takes a major step toward becoming reality.

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2012 National Collegiate Umpire Award Announced

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The College Baseball Hall of Fame announced today this year’s recipient of the National Collegiate Umpire Award — honoring a lifetime of excellence in umpiring. The award, sponsored by Honig’s Whistle Stop, a provider of umpire gear, will be presented as part of the College Baseball Night of Champions on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas. Continue reading

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2012 College Baseball Hall of Fame Class Announced

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Plenty of impressive college statistics and a good deal of Major League Baseball experience are represented in the 2012 class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

“This class has plenty of star power,” said Mike Gustafson, executive director of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. “We have players who excelled both in college and the pros and a longtime coach who has been successful at both the junior college and Division I level. It is a truly impressive group.” Continue reading

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CBHoF honors Red Sox manager Terry Francona

The College Baseball Hall of Fame honored 2011 inductee Terry Francona before their game on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Francona wasn’t the only Red Sox staff membered honored as his hitting coach Dave Magadan was also part of the ceremony after being inducted in 2010.  Continue reading

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College Baseball HoF honors Cal State Fullerton alum Tim Wallach

The College Baseball Hall of Fame honored Cal State Fullerton alumnus Tim Wallach with a ceremony at Dodger Stadium over the weekend.

After prepping at University High School (Irvine, Calif.) and playing junior college ball for two years at Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Wallach transferred to Fullerton where he had a pair of monstrous seasons that eventually led him to being selected in the tenth overall pick of the 1979 Major League Draft by the Montreal Expos.

At Cal State Fullerton Wallach posted a career .392 batting average (2nd all-time at CSF), 39 home runs (7th all-time at CSF) and 182 RBI (6th all-time) in just two seasons (1978-1979) including winning the 1979 Golden Spikes Award under legendary Head Coach Augie Garrido.

You can check out a full video from Cal State Fullerton media relations on the event with interviews from former teammates and current Titan Chad Wallach below.

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College Baseball Foundation Creates New Award To Honor Umpires

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The College Baseball Foundation announced today the creation of its newest award – the National Collegiate Umpire Award – honoring lifetime excellence in umpiring. The award, sponsored by Honig’s Whistle Stop, a provider of umpire gear, will be presented as part of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on July 3. Continue reading

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Francona, Wallach Highlight 2011 National College Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Current Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona and Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach are two of the seven inductees announced for the 2011 class of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Joining Francona and Wallach are, Danny Goodwin (catcher, Southern University), Dick Groat (shortstop, Duke), Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones (coach, Grambling State), Oddibe McDowell (outfielder, Arizona State),and Bill Wilhelm (coach, Clemson.)

Wallach is gaining admittance based on his school-record setting career at first base for Cal State Fullerton from 1978-1980. Francona, a two time World Series winning manager, is being honored for his career in outfield for Arizona, where he was the 1980 National Player of the Year.

The seven member class will be inducted on July 3rd in Lubbock, Texas.

The full release from the College Baseball Foundation is below.

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Voting under way for 6th College Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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LUBBOCK, Texas – The College Baseball Foundation announced today that voting is now under way for the 2011 class of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock. The ballot to select this year’s inductees features 36 players and 17 coaches.

“Each class comes with a unique flavor,” said Mike Gustafson, executive director of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. “We’ve had certain classes dominated by pitchers while other classes were dominated by hitters. As always, I’m looking forward to seeing the new group.” Continue reading