Windsor Baseball Retiring Corey Lawson’s #19

(IMPERIAL)    Before their game Friday afternoon against MICDS, the Windsor Owls baseball program will hold a ceremony to retire the uniform number of perhaps one of the most outstanding players in its history. Corey Lawson, who wore number 19 from 1995 through ’98 for the Owls, will be honored in front of his family, friends, former coaches and members of his Windsor family. Lawson excelled in several sports at Windsor but he made his mark in baseball. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 49th round of the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft but then went on to Missouri State University. While in college, he suffered a career ending injury when he was working out in the weight room.

According to current Windsor coach Randy Green, the #19 jersey has been on the hanger for 25 years.

Green says, the commemoration of Lawson’s #19 will be seen from the street.

Corey says he heard through the grapevine that Windsor was going to retire the number.

Dave Weiss was Lawson’s baseball coach at Windsor and Weiss remembers a number of long homeruns off the bat of Lawson… especially a particular blast at North County against the Raiders.

Weiss says he is very proud of Corey.

Friday afternoon’s Windsor game against MICDS is slated for 4:30.

Listen to Hal Neisler’s interview with Dave Weiss below.