’Mad Dog’ Madlock to appear at Cerro Coso sports dinner

’Mad Dog’ Madlock to appear at Cerro Coso sports dinnerFormer Major League baseball player, Bill “Mad Dog” Madlock, Jr. will be the guest of honor at the Second Annual Celebrity Sports Dinner hosted by the Cerro Coso Community College Boosters on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. in the college gymnasium.

Madlock played for the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, San Fran-cisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers.

A World Series champion as the third baseman of the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, Madlock won back-to-back batting titles in1975 and 1976 with the Chicago Cubs.

With baseball in his blood, when he retired from the game as a player he joined the coaching ranks, working in Taiwan, Columbia and Panama before becoming a hitting coach with the Detroit Tigers in 2000.

These days Mad-lock, a four-time batting champion, gives hitting les-sons to young people.

“Catch the baseball fever and enjoy an evening of great speakers, raffles and a live auction in support of Cerro Coso athletics,” said a CCCC spokesperson.

Auction items will include an authentic autographed Bruce Springsteen guitar and stand, Garth Brooks guitar and stand, Billy Joel autographed album with frame and plaque, Jimmy Buffett autographed album with frame and plaque, Johnny Depp autographed 8 x 10 photo, Joe Namath autographed 16 x 20 sports photo and lots more.

A tri-tip dinner catered by Casey’s Steaks and BBQ is included. Tickets at $20 per adult and $10 per child (12 and younger) are available at Red Rock Books and the Cerro Coso Business Office. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event. Partner with the college as a sponsor and increase awareness of your business or service and showcase your local community involvement.

For more information call Tom Heck at 760-384-6384 or visit

cerrocoso.edu.

Story First Published: 2013-02-06