COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Over 50 Aggies from the past will convene on Blue Bell Park for the Former Players Home Run Derby and Game on Saturday at Blue Bell Park. Admission is free and fans are encouraged to attend.
On Saturday, the Former Players Home Run Derby is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. and the Former Player Game is scheduled for 2 p.m.
"This is a tremendous event, not only for our great fans, but for the players, staff and coaches involved with Aggie baseball both past and present," A&M head coach Rob Childress said. "This program has always been a family, and I think this event showcases that. We're all really looking forward to Saturday, and it's going to be a lot of fun."
Nine players with Major League playing experience are expected to be in attendance, including Chad Allen, Matt Blank, Bobby Bonner, Cliff Pennington, Brook Raley, Justin Ruggiano, Ryan Rupe, Jason Tyner and Kelly Wunsch.
Thirteen former All-Americans are slated to attend the event, including Guy Wallace (1951), James “Hoot” Gibson (1976), Bobby Bonner (1978), Mike Scanlin (1986), Terry Taylor (1989), Chad Allen (1995), Jason Tyner (1996-98), Ryan Rupe (1998), Cliff Pennington (2005), Blake Stouffer (2007), Brooks Raley (2009), Ross Stripling (2011-12) and Michael Wacha (2011-12).