By Steven Travers

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Bush. Bush and Yale came back the next year, only to be beaten this time by Dedeaux’s Trojans. Eventually, the CWS found a permanent home in Omaha, Nebraska. “He never looked like a ballplayer, but he had eyes in the back of his head,” said Bill Lee, who played four years under him from 1965 to 1968, winning the national title in his senior year. ” “Dedeaux was the sharpest tack in the box,” recalled Mike Gillespie, who played on his 1961 College World Series champions. An extraordinary amount of athletic talent flowed to the professional sports leagues from USC and California in general.

The team was put together by a man named Red Boucher,” said former Mets pitcher Danny Frisella, who was a teammate of Seaver’s in Fairbanks. Boucher was the mayor of Fairbanks. ” Andy Messersmith of the University of California became a 20-game winner with the California Angels. Mike Paul pitched for Cleveland. Graig Nettles played for Minnesota. USC quarterback Steve Sogge, a baseball catcher, played on that team. Rick Monday was an All-American at Arizona State, where he was a teammate of Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando in a program that captured the 1965 national championship (also producing Mets pitcher Gary Gentry).

Swam at the University of California. Carol majored in physical education at UCLA before joining the Peace Corp in Nigeria. Charles Seaver’s plans for his youngest son were quite pedestrian: study business at Fresno City College while working for the Bonner Packing Company, then begin as an executive, rising up the ranks. Tom, however, saw a world beyond Fresno. He had his heart set on studying dentistry at the fourth of the great California colleges, USC, a private school with steep tuition costs and one of the best dental schools in the nation.

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