In his final collegiate game, lead-off man and NorthWood High School graduate Yoder was plunked by three pitches while hitting a home run and double. He also scored six runs and stole a base.
The right-hander pitcher pitched a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in his fourth appearance and went on to win a National League Championship Series MVP and World Series championship with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is now pitching coach with the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Class-A Midwest League.
Seats are already sold and a few outfield lawn tickets remain for the 2015 season opener Thursday, April 9. So popular has the team become with its new ties to the Chicago Cubs that walk-up sales on some dates this spring and summer may not even be available.