Friday, July 25, is Mizzou Night at Kauffman Stadium as the Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians. The first 3,500 fans who bring their ticket to the Mizzou Night table at Gate B will receive a limited edition black and gold Kansas City Royals Mizzou baseball cap.
Mizzou has a long tradition of former players going on to play in the MLB. In 2006, Max Scherzer was selected by Arizona with the 11th overall pick. In 2008 Aaron Crow replaced Scherzer as the highest draft pick when he was selected ninth overall by the Washington Nationals, but he decided not to sign and re-entered the draft in 2009. He was then selected 12th overall by the Kansas City Royals and is currently on their active roster. Also coming from Mizzou are four-time All-Star selection Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers, Kyle Gibson of the Minnesota Twins, and Nick Tepesch of the Texas Rangers. Mizzou players Jay Hankins (1957) and John O’Donoghue (1959) played for the Kansas City Athletics, and Jeff Cornell (1978) and Aaron Crow (2009) have donned the Kansas City Royals uniform.
Junior center Evan Boehm, among other Mizzou Football players, will be in attendance.
First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. and tickets vary in price from $14 in the Hy-Vee Outfield to $45 at Dugout Plaza. Fans can purchase tickets on the Kansas City Royals website.