Casey Fossum

Casey Fossum

Jan. 6, 1973: Casey Fossum, class of 2000, was born. Fossum, a left-handed pitcher, was a seventh-round draft pick in 1996 for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but elected to play for the Aggies from 1997 to 1999. He was an All-American in 1998 and 1999 and led the Aggies to Big 12 titles both years.

The Aggies made an appearance in the College World Series in 1999. Fossum set the records for number of innings pitched (133) and strikeouts (162) during a single season, both during the 1999 season. Fossum also set the record for career strikeouts with 404. He was inducted into the Aggie Lettermen Hall of Fame in 2007.

After the 1999 season, Fossum was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the second round. He played two seasons in the minor leagues before making his debut with the Red Sox in 2001 as a relief pitcher. He was named the team's Rookie of the Year in 2002. Fossum was traded in 2003 to Arizona after undergoing surgery. He was a starting pitcher in 2004, then was traded to Tampa Bay in 2005, where he played for three seasons.

Jan. 6, 1988: Darryl McDonald set the record for number of steals in a men's basketball conference matchup. He stole the ball nine times in the Aggies' 58-53 win over SMU.

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