Gamecock Encore: The 2011 University of South Carolina Baseball Team's Run to Back-to-Back NCAA Championships

Gamecock Encore: The 2011 University of South Carolina Baseball Team's Run to Back-to-Back NCAA Championships

by Travis Haney
     
 

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The University of South Carolina Waited More than a Century for its First Major National Championship in any Sport.

It Waited 364 Days for its Second.

After the Gamecocks baseball team's historic, heart-pounding run to the 2010 College World Series title, another swing at the title seemed unlikely. But in 2011, the team once again made history, returning home

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The University of South Carolina Waited More than a Century for its First Major National Championship in any Sport.

It Waited 364 Days for its Second.

After the Gamecocks baseball team's historic, heart-pounding run to the 2010 College World Series title, another swing at the title seemed unlikely. But in 2011, the team once again made history, returning home champions and parading in style to the State House steps. The dramatic parallels to the Gamecocks's first championship season were remarkable. In 2010, they honored the life of seven-year-old Bayler Teal, a cancer victim who died during the College World Series. In 2011, they celebrated the life of Omaha native Charlie Peters, a thirteen-year-old cancer survivor and the team's batboy. After defeating rival Florida, the Gamecocks celebrated with a traditional dogpile near the pitcher's mound, and Peters jumped on top of the mass of players and coaches. It was a powerful moment and a fitting encore.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609495992
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
04/08/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,420,192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Travis Haney has covered University of South Carolina sports for The (Charleston, South Carolina) Post and Courier since April 2007. Prior to that, he traveled with the Atlanta Braves, covering more than four hundred Major League games for Morris News Service in two-plus seasons. Haney, twenty-nine, has won numerous writing awards and had a 2004 feature story published in the Best American Sports Writing series. The 2003 graduate of the University of Tennessee lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and considers the 2010 College World Series the greatest event he has ever covered, thanks in large part to the Gamecocks' dramatic run to the national title.

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