Trojans’ baseball to hold Hall of Fame induction Saturday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 7, 2000

The Troy State baseball program will celebrate its rich history of tradition and success with the annual Alumni Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

The festivities begin on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with the Hall of Fame breakfast and induction ceremony at Stewart Dining Hall on the Troy State campus. This year five inductees will be honored, including four former players and one supporter.

Dean Cordova, a pitcher during the 1996 and 1997 seasons, will be recognized for his outstanding performance on the mound as a Trojan. Cordova, a native of Milton, Fla., was named Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher-of-the-Year and selected second-team all-region in 1996. He was also chosen as the Mizuno National Player-of-the-Week twice that same season. Cordova holds the team record for consecutive wins with 12.

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Jason Fawcett, a squad member from 1994-97, will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Fawcett, a pitcher from Montgomery, Ala., was selected to the 1995 and 1996 Mid-Continent All-Conference Teams, as well as being chosen as the 1997 Mid-Continent Pitcher-of-the-Year. He holds Troy State records for career wins (37), career appearances (67), career starts (57), career innings pitched (384.1), and career strikeouts (425).

Andy Giannini is the next former player to be recognized for his impressive career at Troy State. Giannini (1979-80) was chosen All-Gulf South Conference in 1979 and third-team All-America in 1980. He served as the winning pitcher for game one of the 1980 Gulf South Conference Championship and games one and five of the 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship.

Chuck Stanhope, a Trojan pitcher from Pensacola, Fla., will be honored during the induction ceremony. Stanhope was selected third-team All-America for his performance during the 1985 season. He holds the Troy State record for starts in a season with 17 that same year.

Long-time supporter of the Troy State baseball program Homer Anderson will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame during this weekend’s ceremony.

Baseball Alumni Weekend continues following the breakfast with the Alumni vs. Alumni game at 10:15 a.m. at Riddle-Pace Field. The group will then move over to Tailgate Terrace for a cookout prior to the Troy State football game, which is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

The Alumni Golf Tournament at Trojan Oaks Golf Course begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday and concludes the Troy State Baseball Alumni Weekend activities.