Vincent Beck Stadium

aka Cardinal Field

Lamar University

Home of the
LU Cardinals

Former home of the Beaumont
Golden Gators

and the Beaumont
Among those who have gone all the way, Kevin Millar is perhaps Lamar’s most proudest son, having played professional baseball from 1998 until 2009 with the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays as a 1st baseman before giving up his baseball career to become a famed TV Analyst for ESPN in 2010. His exploits in Boston caused him to be the man to throw out the first pitch for the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2007 ALCS despite being an everyday player for the Orioles. While this drew tremendous controversy, it showed that Millar’s 3 seasons in Boston made an impact on the fans and the team as he helped lead the Red Sox to the post season twice, including coming back from 3 games down in the ALCS against the arch-rival Yankees to win it all. Millar‘s clubhouse demeanor was credited as one of the key components for the Red Sox triumphant comeback.