Stanford Baseball To Start Fall Practice Friday

Oct. 6, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford Baseball will begin its 2006 fall practice schedule on Friday, October 6. The fall team practice sessions will take place at Sunken Diamond on the Stanford campus and are scheduled to run through Sunday, October 29.

The fall practice schedule will be highlighted by the annual Alumni Game at Sunken Diamond on Sunday, October 15. An Old-Timers Game featuring a pair of Alumni teams with former Stanford players from the 1950's, 60's and '70's kicks off the Alumni Game festivities at Noon, PT. The 2006 Stanford Baseball team will take on a group of Cardinal Alumni from the 1970's through 2006 at 1:30 pm, PT. Admission to the Alumni Game is free. Season ticket information for the 2007 campaign will be available with authentic Stanford Baseball jerseys for sale.

'The Alumni Game has always been a great event for the entire Stanford Baseball family,' said head coach Mark Marquess, who begin his 31st season at the helm of the Cardinal in 2007. 'It's a tremendous event to enjoy, and we welcome back the chance to bring back the 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 75 former Cardinal players moving on to Major League Baseball, including nine that played in 'The Show' in 2006. A total of 41 former Stanford players participated in organized professional baseball in 2006.

Stanford has also been represented prominently in the MLB First-Year Player Draft with 18 first round or Compensation A draft picks in the last 20 years, most recently with the selection of Greg Reynolds as the second overall pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2006.

Stanford has been in NCAA postseason play 27 times, including each of the past 13 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).

Last season, Stanford finished 33-27 overall and won a NCAA Regional at Texas before being defeated in the Corvallis NCAA Super Regional by eventual College World Series champions Oregon State.

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