March 18, 2010
Indianapolis, IN - - Former Titans superstars Augie Garrido, Phil Nevin, Mark Kotsay, Jason Windsor and Justin Turner have been nominated for potential selection the NCAA's College World Series Legends Team, and need your votes!
The 2010 College World Series will be the last to be played in Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. To commemorate this special year, the NCAA is asking college baseball fans and media to help select the CWS Legends Team by voting for your favorites at each position via their website www.ncaa.com/cws or by clicking here.
The Legends Team will represent those student-athletes who had the best College World Series performances in the 60 years the event has been held at Rosenblatt Stadium. It will consist of two players per fielding position, four pitchers, two designated hitters, three head coaches and two "utility players." Utility players will be determined after fan voting and will represent players deserving that were not selected by fans media and coaches at a particular position.
The CWS Legends Team members will be invited to attend the Final College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium, with those in attendance being formally honored during the annual Opening Ceremonies.
Garrido made seven CWS appearances with Cal State Fullerton (1975, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1992, 1994, and 1995) and six more with Texas (where he is still coaching). His teams have won a total of five national championships in Omaha - the only coach to win a national championship with two different teams and in four different decades. He was also elected to the CWS All-Decade Team. Garrido played in the CWS as a student-athlete in 1959 with Fresno State.
Nevin (CWS with CSF in 1990 and 1992) was awarded the CWS Most Outstanding Player of the 1992 CWS while amassing 11 RBI, 10 hits, 7 runs and 2 home runs and guiding Cal St. Fullerton to the National Championship game. Member of the CWS All-Decade Team (1990's). Was 3-for-10 in the 1990 CWS with an RBI in two games.
Kotsay (CWS with CSF in 1994 and 1995) rewrote the record books during two memorable trips to the CWS in 1994 and 1995. He was on the All-Tournament team both years and the Most Outstanding Player in 1995. He had the highest batting average of the 1995 series (.563) and the highest all-time CWS batting average (.517); hit a grand slam in both the 1994 and 1995 CWS; shares the CWS record for most RBIs in one year (7) and second most total all-time (18); and has the highest CWS slugging percentage of all time (1.103). Kotsay is a member of the CWS 50th Anniversary Team and CWS All-Decade Team of the 1990s.
Windsor (CWS with CSF in 2003 and 2004) threw a complete game shutout and contributed to another shutout in the Titans title run in 2004. Only allowed 11 hits and struck out 29 with an ERA of 0.86 in 21 innings in 2004. Was the 2004 CWS Most Outstanding Player. Was 3-0 with a save in five CWS appearances (32.3 IP, 1.67 ERA).
Turner made three trips to Omaha with the Titans (2003, 2004, and 2006) where he batted .333 (19-for-57) with a homer, three doubles and six RBI in 14 career CWS games. He is a two-time CWS All-Tournament team member - honored for his play as a senior second baseman in 2006 and a freshman shortstop in 2003.