Three-time National League Manager of the Year and skipper of the 2016 NL East Champion Washington Nationals Dusty Baker is featured guest and speaker at the Fourth Annual CSUB Baseball Hot Stove Dinner on Saturday, January 14 at the Kern County Fairgrounds.
The marquee baseball event of the year is presented by Motor City GMC and includes an introduction to the 2017 CSUB baseball student-athletes and coaches, dinner, keynote address from Dusty Baker and an auction for items such as vacation getaways, autographed sports memorabilia, gourmet meals and much more.
Baker has enjoyed a decorated Major League Baseball career having first won National League pennants in 1977, 1978 and 1981 as an outfielder with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Baker won a World Series with the Dodgers in 1981. He was a two-time All Star in 1981 and 1982 and was named NLCS MVP in the 1977 series.
As a manager, Baker has had a tremendous impact on some of the greatest players in the modern era of baseball. He spent 10 seasons at the helm of the San Francisco Giants winning his three NL ‘Manager of the Year’ Awards in the process and leading the Giants to three Division titles and a 2002 National League Championship and World Series berth. Following his time in San Francisco, Baker managed the Cubs (2003-2006), Reds (2008-13) and most-recently the Washington Nationals in 2016. Having completed his first season in Washington, he led the Nationals to a 95-67 record and a NL East Division Championship. His career record as a manager is 1766-1571 with the four franchises. He currently resides in Granite Bay, California.
Baker joins an illustrious list of previous CSUB Baseball Hot Stove Dinner speakers; Tommy Lasorda (2016), Mike Scioscia (2014) and Tommy John (2013).
Individual tickets for the event are $100 and seating is limited to just 500. Each of the previous Hot Stove Dinners have been sellouts. Table sponsorships which include 10 tickets as well as sponsor recognition are available for $1000. Diamond Level sponsorships of two tables of 10, also include public address recognition, custom table signs, program listing and a special gift from CSUB baseball are available for $2500. All proceeds benefit CSUB Roadrunners baseball.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact Sukhvir Kaur at (661) 654-2893.