Ray Rosthenhausler, right, teaches his younger brother Roman how to hold a baseball bat in 1985. Arizona Daily Star file photo

Arizona Daily Star file photo

His 1984 season might be the best in PCC’s long history of success; the shortstop from Sunnyside hit .492 with 19 home runs and 51 stolen bases. Even better, he had a 44-game hitting streak, stopped only when Central Arizona walked him purposely four times in succession. A year earlier, the Arizona State signee who was drafted by four MLB teams, hit .415 with 14 homers and 39 stolen bases as a first-team NJCAA All-American. 

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