CORPUS CHRISTI - Bill Brown, the celebrated former play-by-play voice of the Houston Astros, will be the featured speaker at this year's South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, set for Thursday, January 30 at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.Brown will address a group that includes members of the 2020 South Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI - Bill Brown, the celebrated former play-by-play voice of the Houston Astros, will be the featured speaker at this year's South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, set for Thursday, January 30 at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.
Brown will address a group that includes members of the 2020 South Texas Preseason High School All-Star Teams. The honor squads are comprised of 57 softball and baseball student-athletes from 25 Coastal Bend high schools.
Read more on the teams: Small School Softball | Large School Softball | Small School Baseball | Large School Baseball
The Hooks will also recognize high school coaches Kevin Hermes (Banquete), Teresa Lentz (Calallen),Jarod Kay (Refugio), and Josh Aguas (Incarnate Word Academy) for their outstanding 2019 seasons.
Enrique Sanchez Jr. and Kandace Johnson of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M-Kingsville's Seth Spinn and Roxy Chapa will be presented as area collegiate players of the year awards.
The 2019 Mike Adams South Texas Professional Player of the Year is Wyatt Mathisen , a Calallen High School product who is currently an infielder in the Arizona Diamondbacks system.
The evening culminates with Alice native Bobby Cuellar receiving the South Texas Lifetime Achievement Award for his 46 years of service to professional baseball.
Tickets, priced at $55, are on sale now at the Whataburger Field Box Office. Order via phone at 361-561-HOOK (4665). VIP tables are also available.
For live updates on the 2020 South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, RSVP at our Facebook event page.
Brown is embarking upon his 34th season with the Astros organization and his fourth as Community Outreach Executive.
A Texas Baseball Hall of Fame and Houston Media Wall of Fame inductee, Brown spent 30 years as the Astros primary play-by-play broadcaster. He received the National Sportscaster of the Year Award in Texas from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2013.
Brown called some of the most important moments in Astros lore, including the 2005 National League Pennant-winning season, Jeff Bagwell's 400th career home run and Craig Biggio's 3,000th career hit.