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College Baseball’s Night of Champions Tickets on Sale Now


    Tickets for the culminating event of the college baseball season are now on sale. On July 3, the sixth annual College Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be combined with the College Baseball Awards Show to create College Baseball’s Night of Champions.

    Although the induction and awards show have been separate events in the past, the decision was made to combine the festivities this year. Mike Gustafson, executive director of the College Baseball Foundation, said the greats of college baseball will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and the top players from the 2011 season will be honored, creating a truly unique baseball experience.

    “Bringing the past and present together is part of what will make the night amazing,” he said. “It will be special to see them together, being recognized on the same night. It’s also better because everyone who is involved is here at the same time for the same event.”

    Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18, and can be purchased by calling the College Baseball Hall of Fame office at 806-749-2233. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

    College Baseball Hall of Fame inductions will kick off the show. A few of this year’s inductees are legendary 1960 NL MVP Dick Groat, who played baseball and basketball at Duke, former Texas Ranger Oddibe McDowell, a standout outfielder for the Arizona State Sun Devils, and former Arizona Wildcat and current Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

    Awards scheduled to be presented during the Night of Champions include the Brooks Wallace Award, honoring the nation’s most outstanding shortstop; the John Olerud Award, recognizing the nation’s top two-way player; and the 25th annual Dick Howser Trophy, college baseball’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.

    Gustafson said these awards are usually the first of many for these players. Award-winners in past years include Cal State Fullerton catcher Kurt Suzuki and San Diego State pitcher Stephen Strasburg.

    In addition to the show, a VIP cocktail reception and dinner will be offered in the Banquet Hall of the Civic Center beginning at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively. Tickets can be purchased individually or by tables of eight, also by contacting the HOF office.

    Go to to learn more about the College Baseball Foundation, College Baseball Hall of Fame and College Baseball Awards.

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