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

Interview with Jana Howser

I-70 Baseball recently sat down with Executive Vice President of Development for the College Baseball Foundation and a regular reader of College Baseball Daily Jana Howser. They discussed her relationship with her father Dick Howser the legendary manager of the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees while talking also about the Dick Howser Award named after her father. Continue reading Interview with Jana Howser

Rice’s Anthony Rendon wins 2010 Dick Howser Award

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DickHowserAwardPhoto LUBBOCK, Texas – Rice sophomore third baseman Anthony Rendon is the recipient of the 24th annual Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball’s player of the year. The presentation was made Friday evening in Lubbock, Texas as part of the festivities to recognize and induct the College Baseball Hall of Fame and the awarding of several other national honors for 2010.

Rendon is just the second player in Conference USA history to be named Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. He picked up that honor again this year while leading the Owls to the regular season league championship and the school’s 16th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance. The two-time first team All-CUSA selection was named to the C-USA Championship All-Tournament team and was named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Austin Regional. The Houston native was also named the Male Athlete of the Year for all sports in Conference USA.

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Dick Howser Trophy and Easton Foundations Reach Sponsorship Agreement

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DickHowserTrophy DALLAS – The Dick Howser Trophy Committee, consisting of executive members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce and the College Baseball Foundation, is pleased to announce a sponsorship with Easton Foundations beginning in 2011, the 25th anniversary of the award. 

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, which works in conjunction with the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce and the College Baseball Foundation in selecting the Dick Howser Trophy, is pleased to announce a sponsorship with Easton Foundations beginning in 2011, the 25th anniversary of the award. 

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John Olerud Award Watch List

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The College Baseball Foundation announced today the names of 25 players from across the country featured on the watch list for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.

The Olerud Award, which recognizes a player who makes an impact both on the mound and at the plate, will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 2 as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.

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2010 Brooks Wallace Award Quarterfinalists

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The quarterfinalists for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award were released today by the College Baseball Foundation. The revised list features 25 of the nation’s finest shortstops.

The Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.

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College Baseball Foundation 2010 Pitcher of the Year Watch List

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CBFPitchingoftheYear LUBBOCK, Texas — The College Baseball Foundation announced today the quarterfinalists for the 2010 Pitcher of the Year Award. The list features 25 of the nation’s finest Division I pitchers.

“It’s been really exciting to see the numbers these pitchers have put up all year,” said Justin Knowles, Pitcher of the Year committee co-chair.

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2010 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

LUBBOCK, Texas — After a month of exciting college baseball action across the country, the College Baseball Foundation has released the initial Brooks Wallace Award Watch List.

The Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.

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2010 CBF Pitcher of the Year Watch List

CBFPitchingoftheYear LUBBOCK, Texas — As starting pitchers across the country continue to impact the success of their teams, the College Baseball Foundation has released the first Pitcher of the Year Watch List for 2010.

The Pitcher of the Year Award will be presented in Lubbock, Texas,on July 2 as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.

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