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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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CBD Exclusive with Mike Gustafson

We caught up with College Baseball Foundation Executive Director Mike Gustafson in Austin, Texas. The College Baseball Foundation founded the College Baseball Hall of Fame, and is in the fundraising stage to build a permanent structure in Lubbock, Texas. Currently, Gustafson splits time with the Foundation and doing color commentary for Texas Tech’s radio broadcast. He spoke with us about the progress that has been made in the fundraising spectrum, as well as the processes they have undertaken to ensure the success of the Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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