Two of the most respected college coaches in history join five outstanding players with a good deal of Major League Baseball experience in the 2013 class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
“This class brings a different flavor to the induction process because it features our first Division III coach, perhaps the greatest Division II player ever and three players from the 1950s, ‘60s and early ‘70s, which is a time period that has been a bit underrepresented in past inductions,” said Mike Gustafson, executive director of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. “We are excited to welcome them to the Hall of Fame.” Continue reading
The Internet has been abuzz the past 24 hours with the news of the Baseball Writers Association of America pitching a shutout and keeping its doors closed to new members for the first time since 1996. Even now, a full day after the announcement the topic is still trending on Twitter, which is actually quite remarkable considering how quickly public interest can be pulled by a single event. Unfortunately the nation is always a Kardashian nipple-slip, Alabama beauty pageant winner or Twinkie epidemic away from burying all other news.
Lost in the all hullabaloo of the MLB HOF, there was a major announcement regarding the collegiate version of the hall. On Tuesday the Moody Foundation, an organization created for “the perpetual benefit of the present and future generations of Texans” by William Lewis Moody, Jr. and his wife, Libbie based in Galveston, awarded the fledgling College Baseball Hall of Fame a $5 million capital campaign grant. The monies will substantially help the CBHOF create a permanent home and continue to preserve the history of the college game. Continue reading