Sunday, June 2, 2013

How Far We've Come.....


Vanderbilt baseball has come so far since the school won its first SEC championship our senior year back in 1973. That's shortshop Ted Shipley sliding into third as the fans sit on the hillside down the first base line (including a lot of students).

Old McGugin Field was a great place to see a game and enjoy your favorite beverage as we did 40 years ago...



. But it's nothing like Hawkins Field, the "Fenway Park of the South" where the VandyBoys play today on the same site. Now they are under the lights and on national TV (ESPN) as the SEC regular season champs seek another Regional pennant and hopefully a Super Regional title and a  second berth in the College World Series later this month.

Vandy has won its first two games in the Regional at The Hawk (with one more win to go for the title). Here are the details from VUCommodores.com, as well as a look at the ebb and flow of Vanderbilt's season beginning in the depths of winter, then stretching through the spring and the climaxing with advent of summer......

http://www.vucommodores.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/060113aaa.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqiz_Rxut4o&feature=youtu.be

http://www.vucommodores.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/060213aac.html

Go Vandy!

2 comments:

vandy pitcher said...

great picture from back in 1972 or 1973.....can you believe we actually PLAYED on that " baseball field " ??any way, the new stadium is really really beautiful....we all love to come back and see it.....built on the shoulders of JEFF PEEPLES and COACH SCHMITTOU.....the rest of us just hitched--up for the ride.....what a ride !! our favorite thing was all the students coming each game and supporting us..they were the best in the SEC !! mark bode ( 1970--1973 )

vandy pitcher said...

by the way..........COACH CORBIN is by FAR the finest college baseball coach /leader and developer of young men in the country TODAY ! vandy is very very lucky to have him......a finer gentleman you will never find and hes also the best game--day baseball coach in the nation....mark bode ( 1970--1973 )