Texas first baseman Brandon Belt prepares to get UTSA's Tyler Carpenter out at first base during a game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on April 23, 2008. KELLY WEST/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Ex-Texas standout Brandon Belt names newborn son after Augie Garrido

Posted July 21st, 2018


Ex-Texas baseball player Brandon Belt and his wife, Haylee, welcomed their second son into the world on Friday.

The 9-pound, 9-ounce boy was named August Kyle Belt. The name is a tip of the cap to August “Augie” Garrido, who coached Belt at Texas. Belt currently plays for the San Francisco Giants.

Garrido, 79, passed away in March after suffering a stroke in California.


Garrido spent 20 years at Texas and Belt was on his roster for two of those seasons. From 2008-09, Belt hit .321 with 14 home runs and 108 RBIs. Belt also pitched 16 times during the 2008 season.

During Belt’s two seasons, Texas went 89-38-1. The Longhorns were beaten by LSU for the NCAA championship at the College World Series in 2009.

The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 12 Brandon Belt, baseball

Belt was selected by San Francisco in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB Draft. Belt made his debut in the major leagues in 2011. He was named an all-star in 2016.

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