STILLWATER – College baseball’s home run king, Pete Incaviglia, is returning to Oklahoma State to help celebrate the final season of Allie P. Reynolds Stadium and will be involved in several activities this weekend when the Cowboys host West Virginia.
Incaviglia, who starred at OSU from 1983-85, will be signing 250 commemorative posters for fans at Saturday’s game from approximately 12:40-1:40 p.m. near his plaque on the third base side of Reynolds Stadium. He will only be signing the special posters; no outside items are allowed.
Prior to Sunday’s game, which is scheduled for a 1:05 p.m. start, Incaviglia will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Named the College Baseball Player of the Century by Baseball America, Incaviglia posted eye-popping numbers during his three seasons in Stillwater. His 100 career home runs are an NCAA record, and he recorded a career .398 batting average, 324 RBIs and a .915 slugging percentage.
A two-time All-American, Incaviglia enjoyed an unprecedented junior season in 1985 as he set NCAA records that still stand with 48 homers, 143 RBIs, 285 total bases and a 1.140 slugging percentage.
Incaviglia was the No. 8 overall pick in the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft and became only the 15th player in history to debut in the major leagues without having played in the minors when he was in the lineup for the Texas Rangers on April 8, 1986.
A native of Pebble Beach, Calilf., Incaviglia was elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.
Season and individual game tickets can be purchased at http://tickets.okstate.com/baseball.html or by calling the OSU Athletics Ticket Office at 877-ALL-4-OSU.