11/14/2023 1:32 PM
Article By: CCBL Public Relations Office
Lance Berkman - Wareham
Hailing from Waco, Texas, the two-time Rice All-American took the CCBL by storm in 1996, winning the batting title with a .352 average for the Gatemen. Lance played 15 seasons in the major leagues, including his first 11 with the Astros. In 1997, Berkman was named the National College Player of the Year, hitting .431 with 41 HRs, 134 RBI, and 109 runs, leading the Owls to their first College World Series appearance. He hit .385 in college, with 67 HRs and 272 RBI. Berkman was selected 16th overall by the Houston Astros in the 1997 MLB Draft. Berkman would go on to become a six-time MLB All-Star and a World Series champion in 2011 with the Cardinals. He finished his MLB career with a .293 batting average, 366 HRs, and 1,234 RBI. Berkman currently is the head baseball coach at Houston Christian University.
2023 CCBL Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony tickets are now on sale, to purchase tickets please call Mary Henderson at (508) 922-7388
The ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 19th at the Wequasett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich, MA. The event will begin at 10am.
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