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Four baseball student-athletes selected in MLB Draft

Jun. 12, 2020—Junior standout Austin Martin was selected fifth overall by the Toronto Blue Jays, and junior pitchers Tyler Brown, Jake Eder and Mason Hickman were selected on the second and final day of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft.

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Corbin inducted into American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Jan. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin was one of six individuals inducted in the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame class of 2020 on Friday night as part of the 76th annual ABCA/Diamond Sports Hall of Fame Banquet held in Nashville.

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Wholehearted: Pitcher Tyler Brown and his 1-year-old daughter, Bella, both fight to overcome long odds

Nov. 7, 2019—The 2019 College World Series produced a number of compelling storylines as Vanderbilt’s baseball team claimed its latest NCAA championship. But one in particular—that of relief pitcher Tyler Brown and his daughter, Bella—captured the hearts of ’Dores fans across the nation.

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Yaz to Yaz: Mike and Carl Yastrzemski share a moment in the spotlight

Nov. 7, 2019—San Francisco Giants rookie outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, BA’13, shared an embrace with his Hall of Famer grandfather, Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski, after catching his ceremonial first pitch at Boston’s Fenway Park on Sept. 18.

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David Williams Fall Classic exhibition baseball game is Nov. 10, will honor history of Negro Baseball League

Oct. 25, 2019—The Vanderbilt and Michigan baseball teams will play each other in a Nov. 10 exhibition game named in honor of former Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams II. Admission to the David Williams Fall Classic, scheduled to begin at noon at Hawkins Field, will be free.

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Zeppos, Corbin honored by Metro Council for their contributions to the Nashville community

Oct. 2, 2019—Nashville Metro Council honored Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos and head baseball coach Tim Corbin during the council’s Oct. 1 meeting with separate resolutions honoring their achievements at Vanderbilt and commitment to the city of Nashville. 

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Take a photo with VU Baseball’s championship trophy Sept. 5

Aug. 29, 2019—The VU community is invited to take photos with Vanderbilt's national baseball championship trophy on Thursday, Sept. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. The trophy will be displayed in front of the newly designed entryway between Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall that features a Commodore Baseball backdrop.

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State legislature honors Corbin, VandyBoys

Aug. 23, 2019—The Tennessee General Assembly on Aug. 23 honored Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin and the Vanderbilt Commodores for winning the 2019 College World Series, with the House of Representatives unanimously passing a resolution.

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Vandy … Boy!: Baseball team clinches second NCAA championship

Aug. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt’s baseball team clinched its second NCAA championship June 26, winning a final Game 3 against the Michigan Wolverines at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

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‘The Wing of a Butterfly’: Why the ugliest pitch in baseball is a thing of beauty

Aug. 20, 2019—Because knuckleballers want no spin at all, they don’t engage the same muscles as conventional pitchers. If a robot could pitch, it would throw like a knuckleballer, like one mechanical piece instead of a flexible acrobat stressing multiple leverage points to impart spin. The physical dangers of repeated throws at maximum effort do not apply for these craftsmen. Theirs is the safest pitch of all, but the trade-off is severe: It is also the hardest to master, and to trust.

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Accolades: JJ Bleday and Kristin Quah

Aug. 20, 2019—The Miami Marlins selected junior right fielder JJ Bleday with the fourth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft on June 3, and bowler Kristin Quah, BE’19, became just the third student-athlete in Vanderbilt history to win the H. Boyd McWhorter Award in April.

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Student-athlete: The Champions

Aug. 9, 2019—In the magical run to a national championship, Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin said he was often asked when he first realized the 2019 edition of the Vandy Boys could be something special. His answer reveals all you need to know about the program he has built over 17 years in Nashville.

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