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15 Ways UC Is a Baseball All-Star

In honor of Cincinnati hosting the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, here are 15 things you need to know about the University of Cincinnati and America’s pastime.

Making Nighttime the Right Time for Baseball

UC alumni helped introduce the world to the concept of night baseball.

Where Sandy Koufax's Legend Began

This year marks the 50th anniversary of when Hall of Fame pitcher and former Bearcat Sandy Koufax tossed a perfect game.

Sculpting Some of Baseball's Best in Bronze

Alumnus sculptor Tom Tsuchiya created the six statues of Reds icons at Great American Ball Park.

'See the Ball, Hit the Ball' Goes High Tech

UC pioneered an enhanced vision training program for the Bearcats baseball team.

One Word: Yooooook!

Three-time MLB All-Star Kevin Youkilis became the first baseball player in UC history to have his number retired.

Like 'Moneyball'? Learn from an Analytics Expert

Business analytics professor Mike Magazine teaches game analysis of all sports, including baseball. 

Hot-Hitting Bearcat Drafted in Top 10

Ian Happ became the first Bearcat ever drafted in the first round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Bearcats at the Ballpark, an Alumni Tradition

The UC Alumni Association hosts an annual Bearcats at the Ballpark night with the Cincinnati Reds.

The All-Star Game's Ultimate Utility Player

Former Bearcat Josh Harrison is believed to be the first MLB All-Star with no more than 22 starts at a single position.

Keeping Things Safe at the Crack of the Bat

Alumnus James Sherwood worked with MLB on baseball bat durability and safety concerns.

The All-Star of the Scoreboard

Alumnus Billy Johnson is part of the scoreboard production crew for this year's All-Star Game.

University Archivist Shares His Baseball Brainpower

University Archivist and baseball historian Kevin Grace will be seen in national media coverage of the All-Star Game.

Agent Remembers When 'Junior' Was Major

Sports agent and UC alumnus Brian Goldberg once counted Ken Griffey Jr. among his clients.

Public Art + Urban Planning = Home Run

Students are installing a baseball-themed public work of art downtown to be revealed during All-Star festivities.

Minor League Team Owner a Marketing Maverick

UC alumnus Drew Weber is owner and CEO of a minor league ball club in the Red Sox organization.