FROM CBHOF PRESS RELEASE LUBBOCK, 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.
LUBBOCK, Texas —The College Baseball Hall of Fame announced Friday the 25 pitchers on the newest edition of the Pitcher of the Year Award Watch List.
The winner of the Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports, will be announced on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the annual College Baseball Night of Champions. The event features the presentation of numerous awards and the induction ceremony for this year’s Hall of Fame class.
FROM CBHOF RELEASE 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 2012 National Collegiate Umpire Award Announced→
FROM CBHOF RELEASE 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 2012 College Baseball Hall of Fame Class Announced→
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 CBHoF honors Red Sox manager Terry Francona→
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.
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 CBD Exclusive with Mike Gustafson→