The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award announced today the players on the watch list for the 2017 award. The award was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas. There are 22 players on the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award watch list from 17 Division I programs in the state. The award is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity. The winner of the 2017 award will be announced on June 12 and honored at a gala in the fall.
The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award announced its advisory and selection committees today, setting up the foundation for the launch of its inaugural season in 2017. The award is open to nominations from all 21 Division I baseball programs in the state of Texas.
“We are very pleased with the groups we have been able to assemble to participate in our first season. It is a testament to Bobby Bragan and his foundation that such quality people have agreed to join this effort,” noted Selection Committee Chairman Chris Lewis.
There are eight members of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Advisory Committee including many familiar names from the worlds of baseball and media:
The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Selection Committee held its initial “Play Ball” meeting at Shady Oaks Country Club hosted by Selection Committee Chairman Chris Lewis. The meeting was designed to allow the members of the Selection Committee to become better acquainted, ask questions and provide guidance as the Selection Committee prepares for the 2017 college baseball season and the inaugural season of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.
The meeting was highlighted by the excellent input and anecdotes of Advisory Committee member Dr. Bobby Brown (New York Yankee great, Former President of the American League and renowned cardiologist). Dr. Brown focused in on the Academic aspects of the program and regaled the Committee with several entertaining stories about Bobby Bragan, Mickey Mantle and other Yankee greats.
The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the launch of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award for the 2017 college baseball season. The award takes into account performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity and will be open to nominations from all 21 Division I baseball programs in the state of Texas.
For over 25 years the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation has had two elements at its core, a passion for baseball and providing kids with the incentive and opportunity to pursue a college education. From Bobby Bragan’s 60-year involvement with professional baseball to the foundation’s signature scholarship program, the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation has embraced these connections and sought to make an impact on the DFW Metroplex. The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is the combination of these two areas that will drive the foundation for the future.