HOUSTON — Houston Baseball will embark on its 2013 season at 1 p.m. this Saturday when it welcomes back Cougar greats and current MLB players to Cougar Field to share in Fan Appreciation Day and Alumni Game.
The 2013 Alumni Game will showcase Houston’s historic program with names that have graced baseball’s highest stage, won prestigious awards at the professional level and whom represented Houston Baseball during their playing days in a Cougar uniform.
Fan Appreciation Day will allow fans to get a sneak peak of the 2013 Houston Baseball team, win great prizes, receive schedule cards and posters and participate in an autographed session with current and former players following the game.
SCENES FROM THE 2012 ALUMNI GAME / FAN APPRECIATION DAY
Prizes will be given away between innings and include autographed baseballs, free admission to a Cougar Baseball Camp and the opportunity to become a bat kid for a game.
Pregame kids can participate in ‘Anthem Buddies’ and postgame kids are invited to run the bases.
A list of former players continues to build as Saturday approaches. Here is a list of current and retired professional players who also saw action as a Houston Cougar.
Brad Lincoln - RHP – Toronto Blue Jays • 1st Round Pick in 2006 • Dick Howser Trophy Winner; National Player of the Year in 2006 • 2006 UH Team MVP
Jesse Crain - RHP - Chicago White Sox • 2nd Round Pick • 2002 UH Team MVP
Garrett Mock - RHP – Arizona Diamondbacks (Invited to Spring Training) • 3rd Round Pick
Chris Wallace - C - Houston Astros (AAA-Oklahoma City) • 1 of 3 active players from the 2010 draft class
Bryan Pounds - IF - Detroit Tigers (International-Toledo) • 2008 UH Team MVP
Caleb Ramsey - OF - Washington Nationals (A-South Atlantic) • Led 2011 Squad with 46 RBI, 17 2B; hit .318 last season
Mo Wiley – RP – Cincinnati Reds (R-Billings) • 1 of 3 players from the 2012 draft class
John Cannon – C – Los Angeles Dodgers (R-Arizona) • 1 of 3 players from the 2012 draft class • 2012 UH Team MVP
Brad Sullivan - Retired • 1st Round Pick in 2003 • Played for Oakland A's
Ryan Wagner - Retired • 1st Round Pick in 2003 • Played for Cincinnati Reds
Doug Drabek - Retired • Played for Chicago White Sox • 1990 NL Cy-Young Award Winner
Woody Williams - Retired • Drafted by Toronto; Finished w/ Houston Astros o MLB All-Star • Pitched in 2004 World Series with St. Louis Cardinals
UP NEXT The Cougars will then open their 2013 season officially at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 by hosting Northeastern University in a three-game series (Feb. 15-17) at Cougar Field. For more of the latest news and highlights, visit www.UHCougars.com.
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