Baseball to Host 2014 Hot Stove Dinner

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men's baseball team will host its 2014 Baseball Hot Stove Dinner on Friday, February 7 at the Brown Faculty Club in Providence, R.I. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., and both the coaching staff and players look forward to honoring those who have helped build the program.

Mark Attanasio '79 P '11, the majority owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, and Dan Kantrovitz '01, the Director of Amateur Scouting with the St. Louis Cardinals, will serve as the keynote speakers.

"I am extremely excited to have Mark and Dan speak at this year's event and I can't wait to get the season started," said head coach Marek Drabinski. "I hope to see many former players, parents and alumni at this season-opening event."

Attanasio has served as the majority owner of the MLB franchise since 2005, overseeing four winning seasons, two playoff appearances and one division title. Kantrovitz, who was also drafted by the Cardinals in 2001, was a two-time All-Ivy First Team selection and left Brown with his named etched in the program's record book, including third all-time in hits (208), sixth in games played (174) and sixth in doubles (47). Additionally, Kantrovitz was a two-time All-Northeast and All-New England performer as well as an All American with the Bears.

A silent auction will also be held throughout the evening, with all proceeds going directly to support the team. Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased for $50. For more information, contact assistant coach Grant Achilles at 401-863-3090 or grant_achilles@brown.edu.

The Bears are scheduled to open the 2014 season on Friday, March 7 when they open a three-game set at South Carolina at 7 p.m.