Nine College Nines: A Closeup View of Campus Baseball Programs Today

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Covering nine teams from Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, and junior college, this book provides a view of college baseball from close up. Chapters draw on the action of nine weekend series, incorporating interviews of players, coaches, and administrators to cover topics such as recruiting, summer ball, academics, and the Major League draft. Fan support and the fundamentals of collegiate hitting, pitching, coaching, and conditioning are also closely discussed.

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Overview

Covering nine teams from Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, and junior college, this book provides a view of college baseball from close up. Chapters draw on the action of nine weekend series, incorporating interviews of players, coaches, and administrators to cover topics such as recruiting, summer ball, academics, and the Major League draft. Fan support and the fundamentals of collegiate hitting, pitching, coaching, and conditioning are also closely discussed.

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Journal of Sport History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786441280
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/14/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory J. Tully is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association and a former high school umpire. His articles have been published in the Oakland A's Magazine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Prologue 1

1 University of Southern California Trojans 7

2 University of Texas Longhorns 27

3 California State University Fullerton Titans 44

4 Lewis-Clark State College Warriors 64

5 Chico State Wildcats 84

6 San Jacinto Community College Gators 108

7 Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors 123

8 Louisiana State University Tigers 138

9 University of Miami Hurricanes 156

Epilogue 174

Sources and Resources 205

Index 207

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