Giants' Shawon Dunston to Speak at Pacific Baseball Lead Off Dinner

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STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific baseball team has announced San Francisco Giants' assistant Shawon Dunston as the guest speaker for the program's Lead Off Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, February 1st.

Dunston, a former Major League shortstop, was the first overall selection in the 1982 MLB draft out of Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, NY. He spent 10 years (1985-95) with the Chicago Cubs before spending the next seven seasons with seven different organizations, including the Giants, Pittsburg Pirates, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, and the New York Mets.

The two-time MLB All-Star (1988, 1990) concluded his 17-year major league career with the San Francisco Giants, helping the 2002 team to its first World Series appearance since moving West. His career statistics included a .269 batting average, 668 RBI and 150 home runs.

The event will be held at Brookside Country Club and is a chance for the Stockton Community to meet and greet the 2018 Tigers. The evening will be begin with a no-host bar at 6:00 p.m., followed by a buffet-style dinner. 

Get to know new Pacific Head Coach Ryan Garko, and his staff: including former player and now assistant coach Joey Centanni, assistant coaches Michael Reuvekamp and Bob Macaluso. The Tigers players will be in attendance including 24 returning players and 11 newcomers.

Reservations for the event will be accepted until Friday. Please contact Bri Rodriguez at brodriguez@pacific.edu or by calling 209-946-2230.

The Tigers open the 2018 season on February 16, and open their 23-game home slate on February 23, opening a four-game series at Klein Family Field with Utah Valley. Season tickets for the 2018 Pacific baseball slate are on sale now at the Pacific Ticket Office. Order online or by calling (209) 946-2474.