Nomar Garciaparra, a six-time All-Star and one of the top hitting shortstops in baseball history, will be the featured guest speaker of the Wolf Pack's 36th annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner.
The annual event, which benefits the Nevada baseball team, will be held Jan. 16 at the Reno Ballroom.
“The Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner is one of our favorite traditions and we are thrilled to have World Series champion Nomar as our guest speaker this year,” Nevada head coach T.J. Bruce said in a news release. “Nomar is a great friend and person that I’ve always admired for doing it right on and off the field. We at Nevada baseball feel honored to have Nomar as our keynote speaker this year. This event gets better each year, and we hope to see all of you come out and celebrate with us.”
Garciaparra spent nine years as a shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, winning a World Series with the club, before playing for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics. A lifetime .313 hitter, Garciaparra holds the record for the highest single-season batting average by a right-handed hitter in the post-war era, posting an average of .372 in 2000. In 1999, he hit two grand slams against the Seattle Mariners and is one of only 13 players to accomplish the feat.
Garciaparra now works for the Los Angeles Dodgers SportsNet LA crew. He has served as a color analyst for the past six seasons.
Tickets cost $200 per person or $300 for VIP treatment, which includes a private reception and meet and greet with Garciaparra. Tables of ten will be available for purchase. Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling 775-682-6901. Nevada asks that those wishing to attend RSVP by Jan. 10.
The VIP reception begins at 4:30 p.m. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. with dinner set to begin an hour later.