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Garko becomes a college baseball Legend

Former Stanford All-American named to 28-member team

Stanford grad Ryan Garko, currently playing with the Texas Rangers, was voted onto the 28-member College World Series Legends Team as announced Thursday.

The team was named as part of the commemoration of the final Series in Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium this year.

The Legends Team, pared down from an original list of 95 nominees, were selected after more than 100,000 votes were cast by college baseball fans, college baseball writers and Division I head baseball coaches.

Garko, a catcher in his college days, played in the CWS in 2001-03. He was the Johnny Bench Award winner in 2003, an honor given to the nation's best collegiate catcher.

Garko and Sam Fuld, currently in the Chicago Cubs organization, are the only two players in Stanford history who are two-time all-College World Series team honorees.

A total of 22 Cardinal players have earned 24 All-CWS recognition. John Hudgins, Paul Carey and Lee Plemel were named CWS Most Outstanding Players.

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