Arizona baseball will commemorate the passing of Hall of Fame coach Jerry Kindall with jersey patches and helmet stickers throughout the 2018 season.
Kindall, who passed away in December at the age of 82, coached the Arizona baseball program for 24 seasons, winning three national championships.
”Arizona Baseball is a special program because of Coach Kindall,” UA head coach Jay Johnson told Arizona Athletics. “Not only is coach one of the elite coaches in the history of college baseball, he was a Hall of Fame person, and set the bar in terms of class, character and integrity.”
Here are the pictures of the patches and stickers (via the Arizona baseball Twitter account):
And here are other things Arizona will do to honor Kindall this season:
- A No. 9 sign that replicates the patch will hang at Hi Corbett Field above the right-center field wall.
- A moment of silence to honor Kendall will be held before opening pitch of Arizona’s season opener against Bryant this Friday night.
- A longtime season-ticket holder, Kindall’s seat at Hi Corbett has been painted red with the No. 9 on it, and will be empty throughout the year.
- Kindall’s life and career as the Arizona coach will be celebrated further on April 21 when several members of Kindall’s family will return to Hi Corbett.