Monday, May 13, 2013
The New England Legacy
As Vanderbilt continues its very special 2013 baseball season by clinching this past weekend its 3rd Southeastern Conference regular season championship in the last 7 years, the Saturday (May 11) sports section of THE NEW YORK TIMES did a front page story about the unique relationship that has developed between high school baseball stars from the Boston and New England area and Vanderbilt.
That includes senior outfielder and all-star Mike Yastrzemski (right) whose grandfather (left) is Hall of Famer and Boston Red Sox icon, CarlYastrzemski. This is great publicity for both the baseball program and the University that in many ways money can't buy. Read more at the link below.....
As Vanderbilt begins its final week of the regular season, it has the chance to be the winningest team ever in a single season in Southeastern Conference history. The team is already an incredible 24-2 in conference play, the best start ever by an SEC club. Two or more wins this weekend (Thursday-Saturday) versus Alabama and Vandy will hold the mark for most SEC wins in a season, playing in what most think is the toughest colege baseball league in the nation.
We will be posting more this week on Vanderbilt baseball, especially Friday night when our own Centennial Class team, the 1973 Vanderbilt Commodores, will be honored for the SEC crown it won (the school's first ever) 40 years ago this spring. The 1974 team also won the SEC the following year and will be honored as well Friday night.
It's a Vanderbilt legacy of champions that began we were on campus and which is continuing today.