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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by MatsideObserver, Jun 9, 2022.

  1. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

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    I’ve been twice myself. I was lucky enough to be there in 2017 to watch us win the college World Series.

    Omaha was a very large city compared to what I thought I might be. People were wonderful and very knowledgeable about college baseball. Make no mistake though that LSU is their favorite team.
     
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  2. 74nole

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    Myself and Terry Farmer pitched in the Valley League for the Harrisonburg Turks in 1973. They got us jobs with the City Maintenance-we changed traffic light bulbs out most of the time.
     
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  3. apkgator

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    Bowden the Qb? Did he play baseball at uf too?
    Corbett was a stud
     
  4. shane4three

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    I was there in 17 also!!!

    People are so kind in Omaha. City was very clean. Some of the nicest people throughout the entire town everywhere we went.
     
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  5. wingtee

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    Yes and yes ! David played 3rd , switch hitter . We finished .500 both years I was there. I came in from a JC to UF.
    Corbett could also swing the bat . He was the DH when not pitching. I think he was 12-2 his senior year. He was a year older than me and David.
     
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  6. wingtee

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    Did you know Mark Hopper ? Played at Florida Southern. He might have played with the Turks in 73 . I know he played in 74 in Harrisonburg. Shortstop, Jacksonville guy like me
     
  7. 74nole

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    Can’t recall his name to a face. We had a few guys out of Miami, and USCe but sad to say the names kinda fade. We did have a pitcher named Earl Bass out of USCe that played for Bobby Richardson.
     
  8. apkgator

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    I was at the game when Bowden threw the ball out of bounds on 4th down to stop the clock vs Ole Miss....was 8-9 yrs old and felt awful for him.
    My grandad was old UF 2B, he would take me to baseball, I remember Corbett cause he was so good
     
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  9. wingtee

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    Yeah Bass was pretty good ! Lol
     
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  10. GatorLurker

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    I sure as hell remember Doug Corbett.
     
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  11. GatorLurker

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    @wingtee the description of local folks taking kids in made me flash back to Field of Dreams when Archie "Moonlight" Graham as a teen was describing baseball at the minor league level back then after being picked up as a hitchhiker.

    One of the best scenes in the movie.
     
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  12. wingtee

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    Yes it was Lurk
     
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    Doug Corbett is from Sarasota. My older sister dated his older brother. The older brother became a podiatrist, now retired.
     
  14. jdgator

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    Earl was a legend.
     
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  15. 74nole

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    He was definitely the real deal. We had some pretty good arms on that staff.
     
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  16. MatsideObserver

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    UPDATED LIST:


    Cape Cod League (Began June 12)
    LHP Philip Abner – Falmouth Commodores
    OF Ty Evans – Wareham Gatemen
    INF Deric Fabian – Wareham Gatemen
    INF Colby Halter – Falmouth Commodores
    RHP Blake Purnell – Harwich Mariners
    OF Michael Robertson – Wareham Gatemen
    RHP Ryan Slater – Falmouth Commodores

    Coastal Plains League (Began May 26) / USA Collegiate National Team
    OF Wyatt Langford – Peninsula Pilots

    Valley League (Began June 3)
    LHP Carsten Finnvold – Strasburg Express
    RHP Fisher Jameson – Charlottesville Tom Sox
    OF Matt Prevesk – Charlottesville Tom Sox
    RHP Anthony Ursitti – Strasburg Express
     
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  17. wingtee

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    Doug’s Dad was a Podiatrist also
     
  18. wingtee

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    I do remember one thing Horns there was a time you were know “as Earl”
    BUT YOU WERE A REAL EARL. I was on the other end of that shutout. 9 inn probably 145 pitches and expected the ball on the 4 th day
     
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  19. 74nole

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    Chap—

    You feeling any better?