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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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' first championship season were remarkable. In 2010, they…  See more details below

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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' 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 dog pile 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014474474
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/13/2012
Series:
sports , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Travis Haney has covered University of Oklahoma sports for the Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, since August 2011. He previously followed University of South Carolina sports for the Post and Courier for four and a half years. While in that position, he chronicled the Gamecocks' two NCAA baseball championships, writing Gamecock Glory in 2011 about the team's first national title. Haney also spent more than two seasons covering the Atlanta Braves for Morris News Service. Haney, thirty, has won numerous writing awards and had a 2004 feature story published in the Best American Sports Writing series. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

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