Dozens of graduates joined St. X President Paul Colistra at Carl '45 and Rosemary Mueller Field for our annual Baseball Alumni Night against Frederick Douglass High School on Tuesday, April 26.
For many years, the St. X baseball program has excelled on the diamond while establishing a tradition that every Tiger baseball team strives to continue. We had players and coaches in attendance that represented many teams from 1949 through 2015. In our storied program that dates back to 1909, St. X has won eight state championships, ranking them first in Kentucky.
Among the special group gathered, we had a handful of notable Tigers whose talent earned them the attention of professional baseball organizations across the country. 21 graduates have been called to play single A, double A, triple-A, or major league ball at 14 different organizations. Our most recent addition was this past summer when 2018 alumnus Trey Sweeney was drafted in the first round by the New York Yankees. All 21 of these men have banners hanging in our ballpark noting their graduation year and the organization that drafted them. A special thank you to 1968 alumnus Al Burke for his generosity that supports our efforts to recognize them.
We were excited to host four former professional players on the field. Pictured are Chris Burke, Class of 1998, Paul Burke, Class of 1995, Tab Brown, Class of 1989, and Tighe Brown, Class of 1995.
Former Tiger catcher Al Burke '68 threw out the first pitch. He served as the Tiger baseball head coach from 1975 to 1978 and his teams won two regional championships and earned back-to-back trips to the state tournament.
We are so grateful for all of our Saint Xavier baseball alumni!
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