Jim Sundberg to be Keynote Speaker
Panhandle FCA will celebrate their 22nd Annual Victory Banquet on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The Banquet will be held in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Ballroom with the doors opening at 4:30 PM. We are pleased to have Jim Sundberg, Texas Rangers Hall of Fame catcher, as our keynote speaker.
Jim Sundberg is known as one of the top defensive catchers in Major League history. He was the first catcher to win six American League Gold Glove awards (consecutively), and was a three-time American League All-Star during his 16-year major league career with the Rangers, Milwaukee, Kansas City and the Chicago Cubs. Jim was a member of the 1985 World Champion Kansas City Royals and voted by the Chicago writers as the World Series Hero.
Having been born in Galesburg, Illinois, Sundberg attended college at the University of Iowa. On January 10, 1973, he was selected by Texas Rangers in the 1st round of the secondary free agent draft. In 1974, he made the rare jump from Class A level baseball to the major leagues with the Rangers. As a rookie, Sundberg was selected to be a reserve in the 1974 All-Star Game and finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year balloting (behind teammate and Perryton, Texas native Mike Hargrove, who won the award). Sundberg had 101 assists in 1975, becoming the first American League catcher to have more than 100 assists in a season since the end of the Second World War...
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Doors open at 4:30 with dinner service starting at 5:15. To view the complete schedule, please click on SCHEDULE.
For Sponsorship information, call (806) 236-4358. No individual tickets will be sold.