KZSU Set To Broadcast Alumni Game This Sunday
Oct. 18, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford Baseball Alumni Game scheduled for this Sunday, October 23, will be broadcast live by KZSU (90.1 FM) and also be available from a gostanford.com link, the station announced today. The 2006 broadcasting duo of Sean Bruich and Alex Gyr will bring you the action, beginning at Noon with an Old-Timers Game featuring a pair of Alumni teams with former Stanford players from the 1950's, 60's and '70's. The 2006 Stanford Baseball team will take on a group of Cardinal Alumni from the 1970's through 2005 at 1:30 pm. Admission to the Alumni Game is free.
Season ticket information for 2006 Stanford Baseball will be available and authentic Stanford Baseball jerseys for sale. Stanford is in the midst of approximately three weeks of 2005 team practice sessions that began on Sunday, October 9.
'The Alumni Game is a special event to so many involved with Stanford Baseball,' said head coach Mark Marquess, who will be in his 30th season at the helm of the Cardinal in 2006. 'It's a great day to have some fun and a wonderful opportunity to bring back special people who have meant so much to this program and Stanford University.'
Stanford Baseball has produced some outstanding Alumni throughout the history of the program with 74 former Cardinal players moving on to Major League Baseball, including 12 that played in 'The Show' in 2005. Two Stanford players (Eric Bruntlett, Houston Astros; John Gall, St. Louis Cardinals) that graduated in 2000 are currently playing in the National League Championship Series. A total of 43 former Stanford players participated in organized professional baseball in 2005.
Stanford has also been represented prominently in the First-Year MLB Player Draft with 17 first round or Compensation A draft picks in the last 19 years. The Texas Rangers' 2005 first round selection of John Mayberry, Jr. and the Compensation A choice of Jed Lowrie by the Boston Red Sox are the latest to fall into the category.
Stanford has been in NCAA postseason play 26 times, including each of the past 12 seasons. Stanford has won a pair of national titles (1987, '88) in its 15 CWS appearances and been runners-up on three other occasions (2000, '01, '03). The Cardinal has also won five NCAA Super Regional crowns and 20 conference championships (includes shared and Pac-10 Southern Division titles).
Stanford will open with a three-game home series versus 2005 College World Series participant Cal State Fullerton from February 3-5.