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Razorbacks to Honor Larry Shank Before the Arkansas-Alabama Baseball Game on Sunday May 4

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks to Honor Larry Shank Before the Arkansas-Alabama Baseball Game on Sunday May 4

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas Intercollegiate Athletics Department will honor the late Larry Shank, long time public address announcer at Baum Stadium, before the Arkansas-Alabama baseball game on Sunday, May 4. Festivities for the game include a pre-game ceremony with the Shank family as well as a giveaway item at the gates for the first 1,000 fans. The pre-game ceremony with the Shank family will feature the naming of the PA Booth on the press box level of Baum Stadium in honor of Shank. UA will also unveil a commemorative display featuring pictures and items of Shank from his 18 seasons as the “Voice of Razorback Baseball.” In addition to the pre-game ceremonies, the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free mini-bat commemorating the day and featuring Shank’s image and his famous phrase he always used at the end of the 7th Inning Stretch, “This is Baseball!” Sunday’s first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. with the pre-game ceremony set to begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. In addition to Sunday’s festivities for Larry Shank, it will also be Buffalo Wild Wings Glass Day at Baum Stadium. The first 1,500 fans through the gates will receive a free 16 oz. glass. Friday and Saturday’s games also feature some great promotions at Baum Stadium. On Friday night, Pagnozzi Charities will hand out 1,000 t-shirts to fans coming through the gates. The t-shirts are co-sponsored by adidas and Coca-Cola. During the game, a ticket stub drawing will take place for one lucky fan to win a trip for two to Seaside, Calif., in the American Airlines/Holiday Inn Pack Your Bags and Go promotion. Game time is set for 6:35 p.m. On Saturday, the first 1,500 fans will receive a Razorback baseball lapel pin courtesy of the Arkansas Alumni Association. Game time is set for 2:05 p.m. Following the game, Pagnozzi Charities will have the annual Razorback Baseball and Diamond Doll Alumni Softball Game. More information on this weekend’s series with the Alabama Crimson Tide can be found on www.Hogwired.com presented by ANB Financial. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Razorback Ticket Office at 1-800-982-HOGS or fans can order online at www.Hogwired.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Razorback Ticket Office windows beginning two hours before each game.



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