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Tickets On Sale For the 17th Annual MSU Baseball First Pitch Dinner

Tickets On Sale For the 17th Annual MSU Baseball First Pitch Dinner


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State baseball will hold its 17th Annual First Pitch Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Tickets are on sale for the event, which will begin at 12 p.m. with a silent auction and player autographs. Lunch and a formal program will follow at 1 p.m.

This year’s event will feature East Lansing native and producer, director and Emmy Award-winning actor Timothy Busfield as the keynote speaker, while honoring Eric Rosekrans as the Alumnus of the Year.

Busfield has over 700 professional credits as actor, producer and director. He’s been a series regular or recurring character actor in over 20 television series including “Thirtysomething,” “The West Wing,” and “Entourage,” and also was a director on “Sports Night.” Busfield has also appeared in over 40 movies and feature films including “Field of Dreams” and “Little Big League.”   

Born in Lansing, Busfield has an honorary PhD from Michigan State. He played nine seasons of semi-pro baseball in Sacramento, California. He posted a record of 30-12 as a starting pitcher. His father, Roger, taught in the drama department at Michigan State, while his mother, Jean, was the director of the Michigan State University Press.

Rosekrans is a 1980 Michigan State graduate and was a left-handed pitcher for the Spartans, lettering from 1978-80 and was a member of the 1979 Big Ten Championship team. 

An East Lansing native, Rosekrans is also a former MSU Baseball Bullpen Club President and was the 2022 Henry Bullough MSU Varsity “S” Alumni Award recipient. He is the Senior Vice President for Martin Commercial Properties in East Lansing, with over four decades of experience there, establishing himself as the leading office property specialist and commercial real estate advisor in Mid-Michigan.

The 2023 MSU Baseball First Pitch Dinner will feature a silent auction, door prizes, player autographs, a team poster, 2023 season ticket card and special tribute to the Annual Crosstown Showdown between the Spartans and Lansing Lugnuts.

Tickets for the 2023 First Pitch Dinner range in price from $30 per person for children and students (8th grade and under), $40 for college students (with student ID), $55 for Spartan baseball alumni and $65 each for adults. Sponsored tables of eight are also available.

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