WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin), manager of the Republican Congressional Baseball Team, will honor former University of Texas Coach Augie Garrido at tomorrow’s 2018 game.
“Augie’s passing was a great loss not only to the baseball community, but to our nation as a whole. His love for the game was evident through his everyday actions – whether it was leading two different schools to bring home the national title, or being only one of three coaches to win five or more NCAA titles – Augie impacted and inspired players and Americans alike. In an effort to honor my good friend’s legacy, I will be wearing a University of Texas baseball jersey with his number, #16, on the back. If you play the game or just love to watch, it is up to us to keep his legacy alive; this one’s for you, Augie.”
Tomorrow, June 14, 2018, at 7:05pm ET, Republicans and Democrats will go head-to-head in the annual bipartisan Congressional Baseball Game, which is scheduled exactly one year after a gunman opened fire on the GOP team at practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Rep. Williams has served as coach of the team since 2013 and was recently named manager. As the representative for the University of Texas in Texas’ 25th Congressional District, Rep. Williams will take this opportunity to recognize the university as well as honor his good friend, and former UT baseball coach, Augie Garrido, by wearing his jersey number for a portion of the game.
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