Archive for the ‘baseball’ Category

Former Austin High and MLB Star passes away

Don Baylor (1967) died Monday morning in Austin at age 68. The first African-American baseball and football player at Austin High, Baylor was drafted out of high school by the Baltimore Orioles. His stellar baseball career included a World Series ring with the 1987 Minnesota Twins, an All-Star appearance, an AL MVP award, three Silver […]

Eckert pitches in NCAA Regional

Travis Eckert (’12) took the long road to pitching in the 2015 NCAA Baseball Regionals at Dallas Baptist. After a stellar senior year where he earned 3rd team All-State honors as an outfielder, the Austin High grad pitched at Temple College posting a 3-4 record with a 6.05 ERA. He then transferred to Clark College […]

First Texas High School Baseball Champs: Sports Illustrated

Great story in this week’s Sports Illustrated (June 27th) Magazine about the first Texas High School Baseball State Champions, the 1949 El Paso Bowie Bears. And who did they defeat in the Championship Game right here in Austin? You guessed it – the Austin High Maroons. The story is about how a rag tag team […]