March 23, 2009
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati baseball team will host Glenn Sample Day when the Bearcats welcome Xavier University to Marge Schott Stadium on April 29 for a 6:30 p.m. start. Sample, who coached UC from 1961-81 and was a longtime official scorer for the Cincinnati Reds, passed away on Nov. 21, 2008, at the age of 77.
Sample compiled a career record of 391-333-7 and his 391 wins are the most wins in school history. Sample directed the Bearcats to four of the program's five NCAA Tournament appearances, two Missouri Valley Conference championships, while sending more than 50 players on to the professional ranks. As a student-athlete at UC, Sample played football and baseball and later served as Cincinnati's head wrestling coach and assistant athletics director.
This season to honor Sample, the UC baseball team will wear a "GS" patch on their sleeve to honor the life and legacy of Coach Sample.
For further information on Glenn Sample Day and Cincinnati baseball, stay tuned to www.GoBEARCATS.com.