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......