Nine Added To 2018 Slugger Award Watch List

Photo by Bob Haynes

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) announced today that nine players have been added to its watch list for the 2018 college baseball season.  The nine mid-season additions now gives the watch list a total of 34 players.  There were 25 players on the watch list to open the 2018 season. The BBCSA is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity and was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas.

The new additions to the watch list include Incarnate Word’s Kyle Bergeron (.352 batting average), Texas Southern’s Kamren Dukes (.411), Incarnate Word’s Eddy Gonzalez (.389), Sam Houston State’s Clayton Harp (.346), Texas A&M’s Michael Helman (.395), Texas Tech’s Grant Little (.404), Incarnate Word’s Ridge Rogers (.358), Abilene Christian’s Derek Scott (.297) and Houston’s Jared Triolo (.364).

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2018 Bobby Bragan Slugger Award Watch List Announced

Photo by Bob Haynes

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) has announced the players on its “Watch List” for the 2018 college baseball season.  The award, created by the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas.  There are 25 players from 18 programs on the “Watch List” this season.  The BBCSA is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity.

Texas Tech’s Hunter Hargrove was the winner of the inaugural BBCSA last season.  Hargrove was the Co-Player of the Year in the Big 12 Conference in 2017.  He was selected in the 25th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics organization.

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Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Prepares For Second Season

Watch List AnnouncementFollowing a successful and competitive first year, the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is getting set to release the watch list for its second season.

Hunter Hargrove of Texas Tech was the award’s inaugural winner in 2017. Hargrove will serve on this year’s selection committee.

The Slugger Award honors the Texas Division I slugger who excels on the field, in the dugout and in the classroom.

Check back on this website Feb. 12 for the announcement of the watch list for 2018 and don’t forget to follow the Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates straight to your timeline.

Fort Worth Proclaims Monday ‘Bobby Bragan Day’

bragan-piano1Monday, Oct. 30 would have been Bobby Bragan’s 100th birthday and the City of Fort Worth proclaimed it “Bobby Bragan Day.” 

Click here to view the official proclamation from Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.

Bobby, who passed away at age 92 in 2010, was born in Birmingham, Alabama on Oct. 30, 1917.  He was known as “Mr. Baseball” in Fort Worth due to his long baseball career, as well as the fact that he was the player/manager of the Fort Worth Cats from 1948-1952.  Bragan played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and would go on to manage in the majors for the Pirates, Indians and Braves.  He managed a number of great baseball players including Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazeroski, Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews and Warren Spahn just to name a few.

His legacy continues through the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation which has supported youth scholarships across the Metroplex for 26 years and the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award, which is presented to the Texas Division I college baseball player who performs best at the plate and in the classroom.

Bragan Foundation Honors Slugger Award Winner Hunter Hargrove

Michael Goodrich, Hunter Hargrove, Andrew Robinson (photo by Bob Haynes)

The inaugural Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award winner, Hunter Hargrove of Texas Tech, was honored at the 2017 Bobby Bragan Awards Gala Sept. 26th at The Fort Worth Club.

Hargrove was interviewed from the stage by former big league pitcher and broadcaster Steve Busby.

Click here to read the Fort Worth Business Press‘ coverage of the gala.

The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, the gala has honored some of the biggest names in sports and philanthropy since it started in the early 1990s.



TCU’s Jim Schlossnagle on his friendship with Bobby Bragan

TCU head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle says one of the first people he visited when he came to Fort Worth was Bobby Bragan.

“We developed a really good friendship. I wish I would have saved some of the voicemails he left me on my office phone or cell phone,” said Schlossnagle. “He was always so encouraging and so positive and checking in on my family…so I miss him everyday.”

Schlossnagle spoke about Bobby earlier this year at the watch list party for the inaugural Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.