The Grand Canyon University baseball program started in 1953 and Frank Snook was their first player to make it to the Major League level.
The Antelopes have retired only three uniform numbers. Two belong to head coaches (#20 Dr. Dave Brazell & #25 Dr. Gil Stafford). The third honoree is Tim Salmon whose entree reads as follows:
Retired Baseball Numbers
The only player among these men is the most famous of Canyon Baseball alumni. Tim Salmon was a student athlete from 1987-1989 before being drafted by the California Angels in the 3rd round of the amateur draft. During his GCU career he amassed more home runs in a career than any Canyon player with 51, more runs with 225, and is third in career average with a .383 mark. In addition to his success in the Major Leagues, Tim has given back to the Canyon community through academic scholarships and the donation of the baseball clubhouse which bears his name. His #10 was retired with Stafford's on January 20, 2001 as part of Canyon's Baseball Alumni weekend.
Source: Grand Canyon University Retired Numbers Web Page (link).
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