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1999-2000 Quick Summary
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Release: 07/11/2000
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July 11, 2000

Baseball (Pat Murphy/6th year): Finished 44-15 overall, 17-7 in Pac-10 play...Pac-10 Champions...lost in championship game to Texas, 9-7, in NCAA Regional action...Pat Murphy named Pac-10 Coach of the Year...Casey Myers named GTE Baseball Academic All-American of the Year...Mitch Jones named first-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers, USA Today/Baseball Weekly, Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball...Casey Myers named first-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers and second-team by USA Today/Baseball Weekly, Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball...Myers and Jeff Phelps named GTE/CoSIDA District VI Academic All-Americans...Myers and Jones named first-team All-Americans by The Sporting News...Jones named semifinalist for the Rotary Smith Award and Dick Howser Trophy (for top collegiate player)...Myers a finalist for Johnny Bench National Collegiate Catcher of the Year...Myers, Jones, and Brooks Conrad named first-team all-conference...Jon Switzer, Eric Doble and Jeff Phelps were honorable mention all-conference selections...Casey Myers named Pac-10 Player of the Year...ranked 16th in final Baseball Weekly poll and 12th in final Baseball America poll...Mitch Jones broke 22-year-old single season homerun record held by Bob Horner (25 in 1978)...Jones tied for eighth all-time in the Pac-10 with 27 homers...ASU hit three grand slams Feb. 25 vs. Southern Utah, tying the NCAA record...ASU scored 32 runs Mar. 4 vs. Arizona, the thrid-most in school history and most since 1980...ASU broke the school record with 54 total bases and tied the record for home runs with seven (vs. Arizona, 3/4)...ASU has not been shutout in the last 313 games, dating back to the 1995 season...the 313 games ranks fourth all-time in the NCAA record books...the Devils led the nation in batting average (.346)...Pat Murphy won his 600th career game May 13...Myers' 97 RBI ranks second all-time in the Pac-10 for a single season...Jones' 92 RBI tied for third in the league for a single season...Myers' 97 RBI ranks fourth at ASU for a single season...ASU broke school and conference record for most HBP in a season (115)...the 115 HBP ranks third all-time in the NCAA record book...Jonah Martin set the school record for most HBP by a player with 29 in 2000...the 29 HBP ties Martin for fourth all-time in the NCAA record books...Dennis Wyrick was named a third-team freshman All-American by Baseball America and a Louisville Slugger freshman All-American honorable mention selection...led Pac-10 in average attendance (2,703)...won 11 games against ranked opponents in the regular season...Myers, Phelps and Switzer were first-team Pac-10 All-Academic, while Brendan Hines, Mike Lopez and Will Waldrip were honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

Attendance Breakdown: 41 home dates, total attendance-110,821, average attendance-2,703.

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