Randy Johnson · 2016 TBAA Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech
Randy Johnson was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the USC Trojan Baseball Alumni Association’s annual banquet on November 13, 2016.
Jay Jaffe · 2016 TBAA Spirit of Troy Award Acceptance Speech
Jay Jaffe, former USC Trojan baseball player, was the recipient of the inaugural 2016 Trojan Baseball Alumni Association Spirit of Troy Award. Countless friends and admirers attended the banquet to congratulate and honor Jay for his dedication and over 40 years of service to USC baseball. Jaffe’s “Fight On” spirit is an inspiration to all who know him. He has never missed an alumni game. Jay is truly deserving of this honor because of his commitment to preserve the legacy of Trojan baseball. TBAA was formed to support the USC Baseball Program, acclaimed as the the greatest program of the 20th century.
Youth Baseball Clinic 2016
he Trojan Baseball Alumni Association held it’s annual Youth Clinic for boys and girls, ages 7-13 years old, on August 21, 2016 at Dedeaux Field, on the campus of the University of Southern California. Approximately 90 kids from the metro Los Angeles area attended the event. Co-chairmen, Don Buford, Vic Lapiner and Jake Alba, together with former USC ballplayers, family and friends took part as instructors and staff to provide kids with a full day of learning the fundamentals of baseball.
The various sessions included instructional training on pitching, hitting, fielding, throwing, base running, and more. The facility and instruction was provided at no cost to the kids and a lunch was generously donated by the El Cholo restaurant organization. Additional thanks to sponsors Crystal Geyser Water, Thrive in Joy Foundation & The Dodgers Foundation.
Youth Baseball Clinic 2014
Former Trojans volunteer their time once a year to instruct young kids on the fundamentals of baseball and the excitement seen in their eyes makes all efforts worthwhile.
Instructors are more than happy to volunteer their time as it is one way to promote baseball and teach kids the fundamentals of the game and how to play baseball the “Trojan Way”. It also provides Trojans an opportunity to show appreciation for the education they received and for the honor and privilege of having played for USC.
Alumni Game 2012
View former Trojans as the relive their playing days and reconnect with teammates in an annual Alumni game. Our goal is to have all former players return and enjoy a day at the part, whether they play or not.
Trojan Baseball Alumni Honored at a USC Football Game
Trojan Baseball alumni are honored at a USC Football game in 2014 as part of the 125th Anniversary of USC Athletics.