The high school jersey of former Springville High School student and Major League Baseball player Casey Mize was retired in a ceremony on January 10 in the Springville High School gymnasium. Springville Baseball Coach Jonathan Ford and Vice-Principal Jeff Smith retired the #4 jersey, which will remain on display in the trophy case at Springville High School.
Mize was chosen as the number one draft pick for the MLB in 2018 and was selected to play as a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Mize was a star pitcher for the Springville Tigers Baseball Team. He went on to pitch for the Auburn University Tigers Baseball Team before becoming a Detroit Tiger. Mize has always donned a Tiger mascot for all three teams.
Coach Ford said, “Above Casey’s talent is his character and his drive to be successful, which led him to where he is today.” Ford, who coached Mize throughout high school remembers Casey as a player who was always working around the baseball fields, helping younger players and demonstrating high character. Ford is proud of the accomplishments Mize has achieved and said that, “Casey has worked tirelessly to get where he is today.”
Springville Mayor William “Butch” Isley and Springville City Council Members held a meet-and-greet event on June 30, 2018 where Isley declared June 30th as “Casey Mize Day” for the City of Springville.