Mississippi State’s annual First Pitch banquet has been scheduled for Feb. 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Palmeiro Center.
The event will feature a hamburger/ hot dog lunch and autograph session with the Diamond Dogs Schedules and posters will be available. Head coach John Cohen will emcee the event which formally begins at 12:45 p.m.
At that time the team will be introduced and a special guest speaker will address the crowd.
The mystery guest speaker’s name will be released in early January. Previous guest speakers include former MSU standouts Jeff Brantley, Will Clark, Boo Ferriss, Dave Klipstien, Alex Grammas, Paul Maholm, Burke Masters, Joel Matthews, Tyler Moore, Mitch Moreland, Jonathan Papelbon, Jay Powell, Jim Robinson, Buck Showalter and Bobby Thigpen.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and best-selling author John Grisham, an MSU alum, have also headlined the event.
A seven-inning intersquad scrimmage at 2:15 p.m. will cap off the event.
Advanced tickets are $12 and available in early January through the MSU ticket office. Tickets will be $17 at the door.