Nine College Nines

A Closeup View of Campus Baseball Programs Today


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

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.

Bibliographic Details

Gregory J. Tully
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4128-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5287-3
Imprint: McFarland

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

Book Reviews & Awards

“well worth the read…compelling”—Journal of Sport History.