Jan. 30, 2014
HOUSTON – Houston Baseball will embark on its 2014 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 2014 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 also receive a sneak peek of the 2014 Houston Baseball team, win great prizes, receive schedule cards and posters for free and participate in an autographed session with current and former players during the day’s events.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of autographs from our MLB Coogs. The professional players will sign autographs near the start of the game, while the current 2014 team will sign following the conclusion of the game.
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.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10 a.m. – Cougar Field Gates Open
10:30 a.m. – Alumni Batting practice – Open to public
12:58 p.m. – National Anthem
1 p.m. – First Pitch & Former players autograph session
End of game – Kids Run the Bases / Post-Game autographs under tent down third base line
A list of former players continues to build as Saturday approaches.
Here are a few professional players that have committed to the event:
Jesse Crain (2002) – Houston Astros
Brad Lincoln (2006) – Philadelphia Phillies
Rob Johnson (2004) – Free Agent [2013 St. Louis Cardinals]
Doug Drabek (1983) – 1990 NL Cy Young Award Winner
Chris Wallace (2010) – Cleveland Indians organization
Bryan Pounds (2008) – Independent
Caleb Ramsey (2011) – Washington Nationals organization
Matt Hernandez (2013) – Los Angeles Angels organization
A LOOK AT THE 2013 FAN APPRECIATION DAY/ALUMNI GAME
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
By visiting UHCougars.com, clicking the Tickets link and following the appropriate links or by clicking here, fans can begin purchasing and requesting specific seats within the friendly confines of Cougar Field.
Reserved Houston Baseball season tickets will be allocated after the renewal deadline (Friday, January 17, 2014). General Admission seats include 33 "Anytime Tickets". You may use one ticket to each home game, 33 tickets to one game, or any combination in between.
General Admission season tickets start for as low as $150 (33 home games/$4.50 per ticket), while Reserved season tickets start at only $200 (33 home games/$6.00 per ticket).
Families can purchase the Family Plan for just $399, which includes two adult and two youth General Admission tickets to each of the 33 home games. The Family Plan does not include the "Anytime Tickets" package.
Fans also can purchase season tickets by visiting or calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275).
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