Houston Mule Nation

Join us in Houston for a Major League Event!

Join UCM President Roger Best and his wife, Robin, for the annual Houston Winter Invitational, hosted by UCM alumnus and Astros owner Jim Crane, '76. Alumni and friends are invited to gather at Minute Maid Park's Insperity Club at noon on Saturday, Feb. 2, for lunch and drinks before the Mules take the field! Make your reservation today!

  

 

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Jim Crane, a resident of Houston, has owned the Houston Astros since 2011. A St. Louis native, Crane was a standout pitcher for Mules Baseball in the mid-1970s. He was 21-8 with a 2.42 earned run average and ranks first in career complete games (23) and shutouts (7), and third in career strikeouts (215). He holds the program's single-game strikeout record (18), and in 1997 was inducted into the Central Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame.   

 

In 1998 Crane was a primary underwriter of a $1.2 million renovation of the Mules Baseball field, now named the James R. Crane/Robert N. Tompkins Field. He funded an upgrade of the field in 2015 with a new synthetic turf playing surface and continues to fund annual enrichment scholarships for UCM students. Please join Crane in supporting Mules Baseball at this major league event! 

 

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While the reception is free, guests must have a game-day ticket to access the building. Tickets to the Winter Invitational can be purchased here, and game times are as follows:

 

5 p.m. Friday, February 1

1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2 (Reception at Noon)

1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 3

 

To register for the Mule Nation alumni reception before Saturday's game, click here.

 

We appreciate your generous support of the Mules Baseball legacy and future through your participation in the 2019 Houston Mule Nation Winter Invitational. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call 660-543-8000 or email events@ucmo.edu.

 

 

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