Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the only Santa Clara baseball team in the program's history to reach the College World Series, the Santa Clara University Alumni Association hosted the 1962 team's 50 year reunion last weekend on and around the Mission Campus.
"We want to bring an old school style of baseball to Santa Clara and I can't think of a better way to do that than to honor the best team in our program's history," said new Bronco head coach Dan O'Brien. "Their success is our model for greatness and it will be exciting to honor them for that."
That Bronco team was obviously filled with talent as it had six players on the All-CIBA team, five players on the All-District Eight Team, four players on the College World Series All-Tournament Team, three All-Americans and the College World Series MVP (Robert Garibaldi).
In addition, three players went directly from college to Major League Baseball (Garibaldi, Ernie Fazio and John Boccabella), five players played played in the major leagues (Fazio, Boccabella, Garibaldi, Pete Magrini and Tim Cullen) and six players are in the SCU Athletic Hall of Fame (Garibaldi, Fazio, Boccabella, Cullen, John Giovanola and Mickey McDermott).