Hall Of Fame Pitcher Nolan Ryan Scheduled For USC Benefit

Jan. 4, 2008

LOS ANGELES -- Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan will join the USC baseball coaching staff for a round table discussion of his life in the majors on Wednesday (Jan. 23) at The Cannery in Newport Beach (3010 Lafayette Road).

'A Night With Nolan Ryan' will begin with cocktails and appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by a sit down dinner at 7 p.m. and the round table starting at 8 p.m. A memorabilia signing will conclude the evening.

Ryan still holds the MLB record with 5,714 career strikeouts and was an eight-time All-Star. He pitched for the California Angels from 1972-79.

A minimum donation of $500 per plate will be required for the dinner with all proceeds going to the USC baseball program and the Rod Dedeaux Research for Baseball Institute. The ongoing construction of the million-dollar RDRBI at Dedeaux Field is expected to be completed prior to the start of the upcoming 2008 season in late February.

Checks can be made payable to RDRBI with reservations made by contacting the USC baseball office at (213) 740-5762.

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