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Jeff Passan to headline 2022 Baseball Night in Blacksburg


BLACKSBOURG – On behalf of the Virginia Tech Baseball Program, Head Coach Jean Szefc is proud to invite everyone to celebrate the Hokies at the program’s 14th Annual Baseball Night in Blacksburg, as scheduled on Saturday, February 12, at The Inn at Virginia Tech. This season’s event will be hosted by special guest and keynote speaker Jeff Passan – prominent sports journalist, author and MLB insider for ESPN.

An iconic signature on American baseball coverage, Passan is a revered writer and analyst who has spent nearly two decades reporting on professional baseball and its athletes. After graduating from Syracuse University, he landed his first baseball column in 2004 with Kansas City Star before moving on to Yahoo! Sports, where he was one of the main MLB beaters for 13 years.

In 2019, Passan left Yahoo! to join ESPN’s baseball coverage team, with whom he is now a field reporter, television analyst and social media voice, often delivering MLB news to his more than 740,000 Twitter followers. Passan is also the author of New York Times best-selling book, The arm: inside the billion dollar mystery of the most valuable commodity in sports.

Billed as the official kickoff of Tech’s spring season, Baseball Night in Blacksburg provides an intimate setting where fans can meet and interact with the 2022 Hokies less than a week before the official English doors open. Field. From 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., guests are invited to share a catered dinner, drinks and silent auction while listening to remarks from the head coach Jean Szefc and special guest Jeff Passan.

Tickets for Baseball Night at Blacksburg are available at $ 75. Guests can also purchase $ 100 tickets that include three free drink vouchers at the event’s cash bar, available to all age customers.

Tables in the event ballroom (seating eight tickets, plus three drink tickets each) are available for $ 1,000 on a first come, first served basis.

All proceeds from Blacksburg Baseball Night go to support the Virginia Tech Baseball team and their continual improvements at English Field in Atlantic Union Bank Park, as well as the James C. Weaver Baseball Center. Past banquets have supported the installation of artificial turf and enlarged canoes, among other general revisions and additions to the baseball stadium.

Jeff Passan will become the Hokies’ final high profile special guest, joining the names of notable speakers Cal Ripken, Jr. (2008), Mike Williams (2010), Billy Wagner (2011), Bobby Valentine (2012), Chuck Hartman (2014) ), Tim Kurkjian (2018), Ken Rosenthal (2020) and others.

To register for Tech’s Baseball Night 2022 in Blacksburg, please click here. Those with questions can direct them to the Director of Baseball Operations, Corey Haines, by email to [email protected]