Aug. 19, 2017
LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Dressed in their commemorative Biola Dodger Day T-shirts and centennial visors, nearly 2,000 students, employees, faculty, alumni and friends of Biola University headed out to the ballpark on Sunday, Sept. 16 for hot dogs, baseball, and celebration.
While the Dodgers celebrated their 50th anniversary of being located in Los Angeles, Biola was celebrating its 100 years of being an institution and honoring new president Barry H. Corey. Dodger Day was one of the many events Biola is using to celebrate its centennial anniversary this year.
President Corey threw the first pitch of the game from the pitchers mound, officially beginning the festivities. Former major league pitcher John Verhooven, caught Corey's pitch. Verhoeven has been Biola's baseball coach since 1998 and has led the team to five conference titles, three regional championships, and two super regional crowns. Corey's 14-year-old son, Anders, stood as umpire for the pitch.
Biolans hardly noticed that the Dodgers, who were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks, lost 6 to 1.
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Biola University, founded in 1908, will celebrate 100 years of biblically centered Christian education on February 24. Located in La Mirada, Calif., on the border of LA and Orange Counties, Biola is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “National University,” which they consider the “major leagues” of higher education. Biola offers 145 academic programs through its seven schools, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. For more information, visit www.biola.edu.
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