JONESBORO, AR – Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and sports commentator Al Hrabosky has been named as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Grand Slam Banquet scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The fundraiser will be hosted by Arkansas State University to raise money for the ASU athletic program. The event will take place at the ASU Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Dr, Jonesboro, AR 72401. Source: Arkansas State Red Wolves
According to the Arkansas State Red Wolves article funds raised through the Grand Slam banquet go into the baseball program to help with stadium and locker room improvements as well as new indoor and outdoor batting cages.
“Over the years, the Grand Slam has grown and serves as the main fundraiser for the ASU baseball program. It has helped with stadium and locker room improvements and most recently, new indoor and outdoor batting cages.”
Ticket options are available that includes an exclusive reception and personal photo with Al Hrabosky as well as an autographed baseball.
“Several ticket options are available, including Grand Slam tables for $600 and a Heavy Hitter deal for $1,000 that includes a premium table location, an autographed baseball by Hrabosky, and an exclusive reception with a personal photo with Hrabosky prior to the event.”
Al Hrabosky, nicknamed “The Mad Hungarian” because of his antics on the mound, is a former MLB pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1970 to 1977, the Kansas City Royals from 1978 to 1979 and the Atlanta Braves from 1980 to 1982. Hrabosky was left-handed reliever who had his best season in 1975 when he lead the National League with 22 saves plus he registered a 13-3 record with a 1.66 ERA for 97.1 innings pitched. For the past 32 seasons Hrabosky has been calling games on Cardinals’ telecasts and for 20 campaigns has been a color commentator for Fox Sports News Midwest. Hrabosky was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in February 2003.
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