Finding great baseball players that will not burn out after their first year in the pros is not easy. There are several things that you need to look at when you are talking about great players to come from the State of Oklahoma .
Many people think that all of the talent from this state passes through the University of Oklahoma, little do they know that Oklahoma State University has produced their own line of great baseball players that went on to have successful careers on the professional level.
The Cowboys went to seven straight CWS appearances from 81-87, and have went to a total of 19 CWS appearances. They have been led to one National championship. And have made several other NCAA appearances in the past several years where they were runner-up in a number of those appearances.
One of the players that has made a lot of noise as being a Cowboy was Robin Ventura. He was one of the first players to be inducted in the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, as a player for Oklahoma State Ventura made quite and impression.
Earning several awards during his college career. It was 1993 that will be his lasting notoriety. This is the year that him and Nolan Ryan decided to mix it up. This came after Ventra was hit by a wild pitch from Ryan.
Now we all know that this was not on purpose, but Ventra saw things differently, and decided to throw punches in response to this incident.
Jeff Salazar is another player that has brought a sense of honor to the Oklahoma State name. While in the majors Salazar posted impressive numbers that even for a rookie can not be argued with.
The teams that he has played for have benefited from the contributions that he has brought. These teams have been led by a player that has a true love for the game and is just looking for a team upon which to share that love of the game with.
The players that have called The Oklahoma State Cowboys home in the past, are the same players that have went on to play for other great teams. These players have came to these teams to bring the same level of success that they had with the Cowboys, to these teams and make them a better team all around as a result of this desire to play the game.