Roman named SABR Metroplex Player of the Year
The Ernie Banks-Bobby Bragan DFW Chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) has named its Collegiate Players of the Year for the 2017 season. Texas Wesleyan University’s Luis Roman received the SABR Metroplex Carroll Beringer Award recognizing him as the area’s College Division Player of the Year. Dallas Baptist University’s Austin Listi received the Howard Green SABR Metroplex University Division Player of the Year Award.
The awards were chosen by the 2017 SABR Banks-Bragan Chapter awards committee and will be presented during an on campus athletic event in the spring by SABR President Paul Rogers and Vice President Bo Carter.
Roman, a third baseman from Ponce, Puerto Rico, is the fifth Ram to receive the recognition since 1993 and the second to claim the College Division award since it was named for Texas Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame member Carroll Beringer in 2011. Jake Howeth was the last Ram to accomplish the feat in 2014.
The award celebrates the memory of former Fort Worth Cats standout and longtime SABR member Carroll Beringer, who pitched in professional baseball for 14 years, was the 1959 Texas League Player of the Year with the Fort Worth Cats and served as the bullpen coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1961-72) and Philadelphia Phillies (1973-78). Beringer was inducted into the Texas Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 for his meritorious support of the TXWES Baseball Program.