Tailgate Honoring 1951 Trojans • March 26, 2016
Baseball alumni Bob Hertel, Dave Rankin, Tom Lovrich and Stan Charnofsky attended our tailgate before the Trojans took on UCSB. These Trojans played against the Yankees exactly 65 years before on March 26, 1951 at Bovard Field in a game that came to be known as Mickey Mantle’s “coming out” party where he hit two home runs and a triple, including a monster shot that bounced into the huddle of the USC Football team practicing on an adjacent field. Noted baseball historian Morris Eckhouse, Administrator of the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park in Cleveland, interviewed the USC Baseball legends.
The 5 Jewels of the Crown Tailgate Reunion Party • May 10, 2014
The glory years of Trojan baseball, the 70’s, returned to Dedeaux Field for a reunion. From 1970 – 1975, Rod Dedeaux and his men won five consecutive national titles, one of the greatest achievement ever in the history of college sports.
Rod Dedeaux Statue Unveiling • February 16, 2014
A long overdue statue of the legendary Rod Dedeaux was unveiled with a ceremony before the USC Baseball game versus Northwestern. Speakers included Rod’s son and daughter – Justin Dedeaux and Michele Dedeaux Engemann – Tommy Lasorda, Randy Johnson, Pat Haden, C.L. Max Nikias and current Trojan head coach Dan Hubbs. The Trojan Marching Band played “Conquest” and Rod’s favorite song, “McNamara’s Band” as the statue was shown to the public for the first time.
Youth Clinic 2011
Lou Gehrig’s Disease Charity Softball Game
Hollywood Stars (Screen and TV Personalities) vs USC Sports Legends
USC won the game with a walk off home run by Fred Lynn. The game made USC history with the greatest number of Trojan athletic legends ever assembled on the field and playing in the same game. Organised by Ken Guffey Miller in a tribute to his brother who died of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Ken coached the Trojans to a victory and is undefeated as a Trojan Coach (1-0).