Astros' Manager to Address Bearkat Baseball Banquet

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HUNTSVILLE- The Sam Houston State baseball team will host its annual Meet-The-Players Banquet on January 29 with new Houston Astros manager Brad Mills as the guest speaker.
The banquet will once again be held at the Lowman Student Center Ballroom on the SHSU campus with prime rib provided by Nolan Ryan Guaranteed Tender Meats.
There will also be a live action and silent auctions running, and this year’s list of items available is the best yet. The featured pieces include autographed and framed jerseys from Stan Musial and Nolan Ryan. Also up for auction are signed baseballs and photos of Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Nolan Ryan, Pete Rose, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Warren Spahn and Muhammad Ali. There will also be a football signed by former Heisman winners who were in attendance at this year’s trophy presentation ceremony.
“This will be a special night of fellowship, entertainment and great food,” said head coach Mark Johnson. “This is always such a fabulous event and a great way for us to kick off the new season.”
Tickets can be purchased as a table of nine for $400, a couple for $100 or $75 per person. Please contact Rhonda Curry by e-mail at, call at 936-294-4205 or stop by the Mafrige Fieldhouse in Room 301.
The Baseball season gets underway on Feb. 19 when the Bearkats will head on the road to TCU. The home opener for the Kats will be on Feb. 23.

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