The College Baseball Hall of Fame honored 2011 inductee Terry Francona before their game on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Francona wasn’t the only Red Sox staff membered honored as his hitting coach Dave Magadan was also part of the ceremony after being inducted in 2010.
He learned his Arizona lessons of practicing hard and bouncing back from adversity And now, in addition to his outstanding managerial laurels that includes the best record ever in postseason play (22-9), Francona can add the honor of being a College Baseball Hall of Fame member.
He remains very loyal to his alma mater and often returns at his own expense to the varsity-alumni games. It is that kind of loyalty that the College Baseball Foundation encourages.
Earlier this summer, three other 2011 inductees into the CBHOF were also honored by Major League teams: Duke University shortstop Dick Groat (the only man in history to be elected to both the college baseball and basketball halls of fame) by the Pirates; Arizona State outfielder Oddibe McDowell by the Rangers; and Cal State Fullerton third baseman Tim Wallach by the Dodgers.
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