All seven home weekend baseball series’ during the 2014 “Tip You Cap To Packard” season are dedicated to honoring a different decade or aspect of Packard Stadium and Sun Devil Baseball’s storied legacy.
As part of the season-long celebration, we are recognizing season-ticket holders whose support through the years has played an integral role in the long-standing success of the program.
Congratulations to this weekend’s Sun Devil Baseball Legacy Supporters, Nap Lawrence and the late Col. B.L. Stephens.
As part of our appreciation, Nap and Sherrill Stephens, Col. Stephen’s brother, will be recognized during Sunday’s game against USC and will receive commemorative “Tip Your Cap To Packard” official memorabilia.
Col. Stephens became a season ticket holder in 1978 and lived in Tempe:
Colonel Stephens was an ASU fan through-and-through. He received his bachelor’s degree at ASU in 1950 and his master’s in 1958. He whole-heartedly enjoyed coming to Sun Devil baseball games and supported many ASU athletic programs.
Q&A with Nap, who has been a season ticket holder since 1978, is a Sun Devil Club member and lives in Chandler:
What is your best Sun Devil Baseball memory?
“Watching Hubie Brooks and Bobby Horner lead ASU to the College Baseball Title.”
Favorite Sun Devil player?
“Hubie Brooks and Bobby Horner.”
What will you remember most about Packard Stadium?
“Considering Packard Stadium the finest and fullest stadium for years in college baseball.”
Have you ever been to Omaha?
“At least six times.”
What was the best game played at Packard Stadium?
“Every victory against Tucson.”
Above: Barb Lawrence, ASU vs Cal Poly on February 17, 1979
Below: Dwayne Jackson, Spike Lawrence, Barry Bonds, Barb Lawrence and Alvin Davis
Below: Coach Jim Brock, Barb Lawrence and Mike Colburn
Below: Kelli Kushner, George DuGanz, and Steve and Annie Ryan
Below: Peter Packard, Chief, and Barb and Nap Lawrence
Below: Peter Packard, Chief and Nap Lawrence
Below: Vicki and Spike Lawrence, June 1978