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November 1-7, 2010
Former UCLA star Ron Roenicke was hired as
manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, the first former Bruin to
manage a big league club. Roenicke has been an assistant coach
with the Los Angeles Angels since 2000, including bench coach
for the past five seasons. Roenicke played for the Bruins in
1977 after transferring from Mt. San Antonio College. He was a
first-round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers and played in the
majors from 1981-88.
Former Cal State Fullerton outfielder Aaron
Rowand is a World Series champ for the second time in his
career, having also won with the 2005 Chicago White Sox. He is
one of three former Titans to have appeared in a World Series
game, joining Greg Mathews of the 1987 St. Louis Cardinals and
Mike Lamb of the 2005 Houston Astros. Mark Kotsay was a member
of the 1997 Florida Marlins and Dan Naulty was on the New York
Yankees in 1999, but neither played in the series.
Former LSU standouts Brian Wilson and Mike
Fontenot won World Series rings with the San Francisco Giants,
bring the total of former Tigers to win a World Series to nine.
Others include Alvin Dark (1954 New York Giants, player; 1974
Oakland Athletics, manager), Joe Bill Adcock (1957 Milwaukee
Braves), Mark Guthrie (1991 Minnesota Twins), Eddie Yarnall
(1999 and 2000 New York Yankees), Randy Keisler (2000 New York
Yankees), Russ Springer (2001 Arizona Diamondbacks) and Curtis
Leskanic (2004 Boston Red Sox).
Jordano (left), head coach at Pittsburgh, has been named the
first-ever Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year
by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh. He will be presented the award
on Nov. 20 at the group’s annual banquet. Charlie Manuel of the
Philadelphia Phillies will also be recognized as the 2010 Chuck
Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year. Former winners
include Joe Torre, Joe Maddon and Ron Gardenhire.
David Beckley was promoted to associate head
coach at The Citadel. He is entering his 10th season with the
Lamar concluded its fall season with a
doubleheader sweep of Houston-Victoria on Saturday at
Vincent-Beck Stadium. Jeff Abt drove in four as the Cardinals
won the opener 8-2. Jude Vidrine scored three in Game 1 for the
victors. Jonathan Dziedzic tossed three perfect innings with
five strikeouts as Lamar took the nightcap 9-3. Cameron Campbell
had two hits and two runs in the second game for the Cardinals.
Former Elon outfielder Cory Harrilchak was named
Player of the Week in the Arizona Fall League. Playing for the
Phoenix Desert Dogs, Harrilchak batted .474 (9 for 19) with
three home runs and seven RBI. The farmhand of the Atlanta
Braves is third in the league with a batting average of .419.
Harrilchak played for the Rome Braves and the Myrtle Beach
Pelicans this past season.
LSU will hold its three-game Purple-Gold World
Series this week at Alex Box Stadium. Games will be Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. each day. The contests are
free and open to the public.
(photo courtesy of Pitt Media