This is John Grisham‘s perspective of Dudy Noble Field, Polk-Dement Stadium and what it means to a Dawg Fan. It can’t be articulated any better than this. It is reprinted with his permission.
It is tempting, in this short space, to talk about people. I could write pages about the young men who’ve played at Dudy Noble. I could go on and on about those electric moments, such as Burke’s grand slam, back to back home runs by Clark and Palmeiro, Raffo’s monstrous shots, Showalter’s .459, B. J.’s 19 strikeouts, Thigpen’s throws to the plate, Pete’s dirty uniform, the easy grace of Jody Hurst chasing fly balls, and on and on. Read more
New MSU head baseball coach Andy Cannizaro
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Andy Cannizaro, a former Major Leaguer and one of the rising coaching stars in college baseball, has been named Mississippi State’s 17th head baseball coach, Director of Athletics John Cohen announced Saturday.
“We are thrilled to welcome Andy to the Mississippi State baseball family,” Cohen said. “When you look at all of the characteristics we need in a baseball coach at Mississippi State Read more
Renfroe Called Up By Padres, Becomes 57th Bulldog To Reach MLB
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Just over three years ago, Hunter Renfroe helped lead Mississippi State to the biggest stage in college baseball, was drafted 13th overall in the 2013 MLB Draft and began his climb through the minor league ranks. He now gets his shot at the biggest stage in all of baseball.
The San Diego Padres called up Renfroe from the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas late Tuesday, making him the 57th Diamond Dawg in school history to reach the Majors. Read more