(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / April 18, 2019) – Cowboy Baseball Hall of Famers Josh Fields and Mickey Tettleton will be throwing out ceremonial first pitches prior to Oklahoma State’s series finale Saturday against Texas as part of the ongoing celebration of the final season at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Saturday’s game against Texas, which is scheduled for a 3:05 p.m. start, will be free admission for the first 1,000 fans, and the first 500 fans will also receive a free Allie P. Final Season logo dri-fit shirt, compliments of BancFirst.
A two-sport star at OSU on the baseball diamond and the football gridiron, Fields was a two-time All-Big 12 selection for Cowboy Baseball as well as a Freshman All-American in 2002. In 163 career games, he hit .364 with 25 home runs, 131 RBIs, 40 doubles and seven triples.
As a junior in 2004, Fields led OSU to its first-ever Big 12 Conference title as the Cowboys won the Big 12 Baseball Championship in Arlington, Texas, with Fields earning all-tournament team honors.
In June 2004, Fields was the 18th overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox. He played five big league seasons for the White Sox and Kansas City Royals and also played professionally in Japan.
As quarterback for the Cowboy football team, Fields threw for over 6,000 yards and tossed 55 touchdowns in his three seasons and led OSU to a pair of Bedlam wins over Oklahoma.
Fields was inducted into the Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.
Tettleton was one of head coach Gary Ward’s first recruits to Stillwater, and the Oklahoma City native played for the Cowboys from 1979-81.
During his three-year OSU career, Tettleton hit .269 to go along with 15 homers, 20 doubles and 90 RBIs. As a sophomore, he hit .320 with five home runs and 39 RBIs in 51 games, and in 1981 he was named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team as a member of Ward’s first CWS team, which finished as the NCAA runner-up.
In 1981, Tettleton was a fifth-round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics, and he made his major league debut for the A’s in 1984.
Tettleton went on to have one of the most successful Major League Baseball careers of any former Cowboy, as he played 14 big league seasons and was twice named to the American League All-Star Team. He also earned three Silver Slugger Awards as the American League’s top hitting catcher and is only of only 13 catchers in MLB history to earn the award multiple times.
In 1,485 major league games — the third most of any former OSU player — Tettleton hit .241 with 245 home runs, 732 RBIs, 210 doubles and a .449 slugging percentage.
Tettleton was selected as an inaugural member of the Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.