Augie Garrido sings "The Eyes of Texas" after Texas defeated Baylor 7-6 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on May 21, 2016. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman)

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Report: Former Longhorn baseball coach Augie Garrido hospitalized

Posted March 12th, 2018

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According to a report, former Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido has been hospitalized with a “very serious medical condition.”

On Sunday, D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers reported that Garrido had been hospitalized over the weekend. Greg Swindell, the Longhorn Network broadcaster whose number has been retired by the Longhorns, later Sunday posted on Instagram that Garrido was in “serious condition.”

The university has not yet responded to the American-Statesman’s request for comment.

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With 1,975 wins, Garrido, 79, is the all-time winningest coach in the history of Division I baseball. Garrido compiled 824 of those wins while coaching at Texas from 1997-06. He won the College World Series with the Longhorns in 2002 and 2005.

Garrido was dismissed from his position following the 2016 season. He has since served as a special assistant to the athletic director. Late last month, Garrido joined legendary LSU coach Skip Bertman for a ceremonial first pitch before their ex-teams opened a series in Baton Rouge, La.

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