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Arizona Baseball honors former head coach Jerry Kindall

Posted at 10:48 PM, Apr 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 01:48:00-04

Arizona Baseball honored legendary baseball coach Jerry Kindall with a pregame ceremony before Saturday night's game with Stanford.

There was a video tribute on jumbo scoreboard at Hi Corbett Field before the game, and his grandson thew out the first pitch.

Kindall led the Wildcats to its first three College World Series titles. He coached Arizona for 24 seasons, and won three national coach of the year titles.

"Jerry Kindall impacted a lot of lives," said Andy Lopez, another former Arizona head coach "The Terry Franconas, the Chip Hales, those are the names we know. But, there are a lot of others like doctors, and lawyers and school teachers that he made an impact on. He made an impact on my life."

Kindall passed away this past December after suffering a stroke.

The University announced tonight it will recognize the on-campus site of Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium with a monument honoring the two former Arizona Baseball coaching legends. That area will become an indoor sports facility.