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In 1968, Ron Fraser, one of the
greatest coaches in University of Miami Baseball history,
came up with the idea
to sponsor the first-ever group of collegiate batgirls.
His idea sparked the
Sugarcanes, a group of girls who love UM Baseball
and work hard to make it the
best. The Sugarcanes are a group of students who
serve as ambassadors for
Hurricane Baseball as well as for the entire University.
The organization has
been going strong every baseball season since 1968. Although
the uniforms have
changed over the years, the organization still does the same job.
We would like
to note that we do not discriminate against boys trying out it has
been that only girls try out for the Sugarcanes.
We are still one of the few
schools that have batgirls.
What are the duties of a Sugarcane?
The Sugarcanes first job and main job
is to work each and every home
game as well as some away games. We get the
baseball players’ bats
after each at-bat and that is just not for the Miami
side, but for the
visiting teams as well. We retrieve foul balls that go onto
We help out the umpires which includes getting them water, baseballs,
and whatever else they may need. We run the Lucky Numbers raffle
which is a
raffle where fans buy raffle tickets for $1 and they have a
chance to win such
prizes as autographed items from the team, gift
certificates, and other UM
baseball memorabilia. We assist the
Maniac, the baseball mascot. We help out
with promotions at the
stadium which include The Not So Newlywed Game and games that
can occur on the field. We not only work on the field, but we work
off the field
as well. We have carwashes to help raise money for our
organization. This year
we have started to work in the community
and build philanthropy. We are very
excited about this!
This information was taken from the Sugarcanes' informational packet for new members.
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