Miami Hurricanes Baseball: First Pitch Banquet Set for February 5th

Courtesy of Miami Hurricanes Baseball

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Head coach Jim Morris and the University of Miami baseball program will host the annual First Pitch Banquet on Thurs., Feb. 5, 2015 at the Marriott Miami Dadeland.

The banquet, which will feature a keynote address by Miami Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill, will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. The First Pitch dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m.

Premier tables of eight for the banquet, which includes seating close to the stage, are available for $800. Tables for eight are priced at $600, while individual tickets to the event are available for $75.

A 1993 graduate of Harvard University, Hill was selected senior class marshal and doubled as the Crimson’s top rusher on the gridiron and baseball team captain. A 31st-round MLB Draft selection by the Texas Rangers, Hill played two seasons of professional baseball before joining the Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ front office in 1995.

“It’s a great start. It’s always fun to know we’re right there, and it’s time to open our season,” Morris said. “To have a guy Mike speak is even better – he represents our community not only as a Marlin, but as a Cuban-American and a college guy who has been successful.”

Hill has served in multiple roles in the Marlins’ player development arm since joining the organization in 2002, rising through the ranks to general manager and eventually president of baseball operations. He spent five seasons in Tampa Bay and three seasons with the Colorado Rockies.

“We’re honored to have Mike speak at our banquet,” Morris said. “He’s a great representative of college baseball and what it can do for you. He rose to his position very quickly at the age of just 43.”

Fans are encouraged to reserve banquet tables and tickets, which are expected to sell out quickly. To view the form click HERE, and send back via email or fax (305) 284-3838 to reserve your seats.

Please contact Miami Hurricanes Director of Alumni Programs Rick Remmert via email ( or phone (305) 284-9517 with any questions regarding the 2015 First Pitch Banquet.