This year SLUH celebrates 100 years of baseball, marked by legendary players and coaches, dramatic victories and life-changing team experiences. For 100 years, baseball at SLUH has been an important instrument for molding boys in to "men for others" by teaching discipline, teamwork, perseverance and unbridled love for the game.
On Saturday, April 27, alumni and others gathered for a special reception to commemorate the program's centennial. The event began with Mass celebrated by Frs. Paul Sheridan, SJ and Ralph Houlihan, SJ '52, followed by a dinner reception emceed by Dan Kertz '88 with special remarks from Tom Zinselmeyer '99 and Steve Nicollerat. Former players Brian Howard '13 (AA Minor League Pitcher for Oakland Athletics) and Taylor Twellman '98 (ESPN Lead Soccer Analyst) provided special video messages.
The event culminated with Athletic Director Chris Muskopf '91 announcing the retirement of Nicollerat's jersey, #14. The former coach, who recently retired from coaching after 39 years with SLUH's program, received a special commemorative jersey.