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Fans Select Sun Devil Baseball All-Packard Team
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 05/07/2014
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TEMPE, Ariz. – Thirty former Arizona State University baseball student-athletes were selected by fans for the All-Packard Stadium Team, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com announced May 7.

The All-Packard Stadium Team is compromised of Sun Devils who played at ASU from 1974-2014, and includes three catchers, nine infielders, nine outfielders and nine pitchers. Read Jeff Metcalfe’s take on the team on azcentral.com.  

Online voting ran for two months on sundevils.azcentral.com and the first 1,500 fans inside the gate at Packard Stadium on May 9 will receive a commemorative 30-card set of the all All-Packard Stadium Team trading cards.

The creation of this team is part of the program’s season-long celebration of the 40th and final year at Packard Stadium. All seven home weekend baseball series’ during the 2014 “Tip You Cap To Packard” season have been dedicated to honoring a different decade or aspect of Packard Stadium and Sun Devil Baseball’s storied legacy.

May 20 will mark the final regular season game in the historic park, which has played host to more than 1,100 victories, 80 NCAA Postseason games, 16 conference titles and two national championship teams.

Twenty ASU Hall of Famers, nearly 100 All-Americans and 350 Major League Baseball draft picks, including 22 first round selections, honed their skills at the intersection of Rio Salado Parkway and Rural Road.

From home runs over the “Green Monster” in center field to dog piles in the infield, a school-record 65 victories in 1976 to an NCAA-record 506 consecutive games of scoring at least one run, Packard Stadium played an integral role in the growth and success of the program.  

All-Packard Stadium Team

Seven Sun Devils received more than 1,000 votes, including Floyd Bannister, Barry Bonds, Bob Horner, Mike Leake, Paul Lo Duca, Oddibe McDowell, and the top overall vote-getter, Dustin Pedroia.

Catchers:

Paul Lo Duca – 1993 (top vote-getter among catchers)

1993 The Sporting News National Player of the Year…1993 Golden Spikes Award finalist…1993 Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year…First-Team All-American…First-Team All-Pac-10…put together one of the most dominant offensive performances in a single season in school history as he set school records with 129 hits and a 446 batting average…his 37-game hitting streak in 1993 is the second longest in school history

Chris Bando – 1975-78

First-Team All-American…1978 All-College World Series…two-time First-Team All-WAC…his .388 career batting average is the seventh-highest mark in school history… one of only four players in school history to bat over .400 and register more than 90 RBI and 100 hits in a single season…holds the single-season school record with 102 RBI

Casey Myers – 1998-01

Two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year (’00, ‘01)…three-time All-American, including two-time first-team honoree in 2000 and 2001…two-time Johnny Bench Award finalist, given to nation’s top catcher…two-time Academic All-American of the Year in 2000 and 2001, and three-time Academic All-American…two-time First-Team All-Pac-10…2000 Collegiate Baseball National Defensive Player of the Year…All-Pac-10 honorable mention…First-Team Freshman All-American…member of Team USA in 2000…ranks among the top 10 in every major offensive statistical category, including the second-most RBI at 275, third-most hits with 313 and fourth-most total bases with 494

Infielders

Dustin Pedroia – 2002-04 (top overall vote-getter)

2004 Golden Spikes Award finalist…2003 Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year…two-time First-Team All-American…2003 Collegiate Baseball National Defensive Player of the Year…First-Team Freshman All-American…three-time First-Team All-Pac-10…two-time member of Team USA in 2002 and 2003…his 298 hits rank as the fourth most in school history and include 71 doubles, third most in ASU annals

Bob Horner – 1976-78

2006 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee…1978 Golden Spikes Award winner…1978 The Sporting News National Player of the Year…1977 College World Series Most Outstanding Player and two- time All-College World Series (’77, ‘78)…two-time First-Team All-American…three-time First-Team All-WAC…named a CWS Rosenblatt Legend in 2010…holds the school record for career home runs with 56…one of only two players in school history to tally a slugging percentage over .700 and his .720 career mark is second-best at ASU…one of only four players in school history to bat over .400 and register more than 90 RBI and 100 hits in a single season    

Willie Bloomquist – 1997-99

1999 Pac-10 Player of the Year…two-time All-American, including first-team honoree in 1999…two-time First-Team All-Pac-10…Freshman All-American…Academic All-American…member of Team USA in 1998…his .394 career batting average is the fourth-highest mark in school history…scored 216 career runs, the fifth most at ASU

Ike Davis – 2006-08

Two-time All-American, including 2008 first-team selection…three-time First-Team All-Pac-10…2006 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year…First-Team Freshman All-American…tallied 202 career RBI, seventh most in school history…ranks fifth on the school’s all-time list with 69 doubles

Alvin Davis – 1979-82

1982 Pac-10 Player of the Year…Second-Team All-American…Academic All-American…three-time First-Team All-Pac-10…1981 All-College World Series…his 200 career RBI is the eighth-highest mark at ASU

Mike Benjamin – 1986-87

First-Team All-American…First-Team All-Pac-10

Brett Wallace – 2006-08

Two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year (’07, ‘08)…2008 Golden Spikes Award finalist…two-time First-Team All-American…two-time First-Team All-Pac-10…2007 NCBWA District IX Player of the Year…All-Pac-10 honorable mention…member of Team USA in 2007…holds the second highest career batting average at ASU at .398…his .687 career slugging percentage ranks as the fourth-highest mark in school history…tallied 45 career home runs, tied for fourth most in school history   

Jeff Larish – 2002-05

First-Team All-American…Freshman All-American…2005 All-College World Series…two-time First-Team All-Pac-10 honoree…member of Team USA in 2003…his 51 career home runs are the second most in school history…is tied for second in school history with 505 career total bases…also ranks among the top six in school history in a number of caresxr offensive marks, including t-bats (849), runs scored (229), hits (283) and RBI (235)

Ken Phelps – 1975-76

1976 All-College World Series…First-Team All-WAC

Outfielders

Barry Bonds –1983-85 (top vote-getter among outfielders)

Second-Team All-American…named a CWS Rosenblatt Legend in 2010…two-time All-College World Series (’83, ’84)…two-time All-Pac-10…tallied 45 career home runs, tied for fourth most in school history…his 438 career total bases is the ninth-highest mark at ASU    

Oddibe McDowell – 1983-84

2011 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee…1984 Golden Spikes Award winner…1984 Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year…1984 Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year…two-time First-Team All-American…1984 All-College World Series…two-time First-Team All-Pac-10…member of Team USA in 1984 

Hubie Brooks – 1977-78

Two-time First-Team All-American…First-Team All-WAC…his .396 career batting average is the third-highest mark in school history…owns the 10th-best career slugging percentage at ASU at .638…his 126 RBI in 1978 are the second most in a single season  at ASU

Mike Kelly – 1989-91

1991 Golden Spikes Award winner…1990 Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, The Sporting News and Bob Smith Award National Player of the Year…three-time All-American, including two-time first-team honoree in 1990 and 1991…only two-time Golden Spikes Award finalist in school history (‘90, ‘91)…1990 Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year…two-time First-Team All-Pac-10…his 46 home runs are the third most in school history

Andre Ethier – 2002-03

Honorable Mention All-American…two-time First-Team All-Pac-10

Ken Landreaux – 1974-76

First-Team All-American...two-time First-Team All-WAC…1976 All-College World Series…ranks in the top 10 in career runs scored (212), RBI (194) and stolen bases (69)…one of only four players in school history to bat over .400 and register more than 90 RBI and 100 hits in a single season…led the team in batting average, home runs and RBI in 1976

Jason Kipnis – 2008-09

2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year…two-time All-American, including 2009 first-team selection…two-time First-Team All-Pac-10…2008 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year…his .688 career slugging percentage ranks as the third-highest mark in school history 

Kevin Romine – 1981-82

Two-time All-American, including 1981 first-team honoree…two-time First-Team All-Pac-10…owns the school record for highest career batting average at .408 and is the only player in school history to bat over .400 for his career...holds the school record for career stole bases with 86…his 121 RBI in 1982 are the third most in a single season at ASU

Jacob Cruz – 1992-94

1994 Golden Spikes Award finalist…1994 Pac-10 Player of the Year…Second-Team All-American…First-Team All-Pac-10…All-Pac-10 honorable mention…tallied 105 RBI in 1994, one of 25 players in school history with more than 100 RBI in a single season 

Pitchers

Floyd Bannister – LHP - 1974-76 (top vote-getter among pitchers)

2008 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee…1976 The Sporting News and Lefty Gomez Plate National Player of the Year…two-time First-Team All-American…two-time All-WAC…his 1.88 career ERA ranks as the lowest mark in school history in the aluminum bat era…ranks second in school history with 478 career strikeouts, fourth in victories with 38 and fourth in innings pitched at 396.2…is the only player in school history to tally more than 200 strikeouts in consecutive seasons (217 in 1975, 213 in 1976)

Mike Leake – RHP - 2007-09

2009 ABCA National Player of the Year…2009 Golden Spikes Award finalist…first ever back-to-back Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year (’08 ’09)…three-time All-American, including 2009 first-team selection…three-time First-Team All-Pac-10…2009 Academic All-American of the Year…First-Team Freshman All-American…member of Team USA in 2008…his 40 career victories are tied for the second most in school history and the most in a three-year career…notched a 162 strikeouts in 1990, third most in a single season in school history…his 2.91 career ERA ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in school history in the aluminum bat era  

Kendall Carter – RHP – 1981-84

First-Team All-American…two-time All-Pac-10…All-Pac-10 honorable mention…his 47 career victories are tied for the most in school history…ranks second in school history with 102 career appearances and 427.1 career innings pitched…won 19 games in 1981, tied for the most in a single season in ASU history…led the Devils to the 1981 National Championship 

Kaipo Spenser – RHP – 1994-96

Second-Team All-American…First-Team All-Pac-10…All-Pac-10 honorable mention…member of Team USA in 1995…led the team in wins, ERA and strikeouts in 1995 

Greg Cochran – RHP - 1972-75

First-Team All-WAC…owns the fourth-best winning percentage at ASU at .947 after compiling an 18-1 record in 40 career games…notched 160 strikeouts in 1975, fifth most in a single season in school history

Doug Henry – RHP - 1983-85

All-Pac-10 honorable mention…won 20 games in two seasons, including an 11-2 record in 1984

Ryan Mills – LHP – 1995-98

Two-time All-American, including second-team honoree in 1998…All-Pac-10 honorable mention…tallied 140 strikeouts in 1998 and led the team in strikeouts in consecutive seasons

Randy Newman – LHP - 1981-82

Compiled the 10th-highest winning percentage in school history at .882 with a 15-2 career record…his 2.99 career ERA ranks as the fifth-lowest mark in school history in the aluminum bat era

Kevin Dukes – LHP – 1978-81

1981 All-College World Series…First-Team All-Pac-10…made 82 career appearances, fifth most in school history…ranks second in ASU annals with 20 career saves…registered 12 saves in 1981, tied for the second most in a single season at ASU…beat Oklahoma State in the 1981 championship game 

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