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Vandy … Boy!: Baseball team clinches second NCAA championship

Vandy … Boy!: Baseball team clinches second NCAA championship

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.

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

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

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.

Accolades: JJ Bleday and Kristin Quah

Accolades: JJ Bleday and Kristin Quah

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.

David Price (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Pitched Battle: Vanderbilt’s reputation for producing top-notch pitchers was on full display at the 2018 World Series

Last year 13 former Commodores played in the big leagues. Of those 13 players, eight were pitchers, including David Price and Walker Buehler, who both pitched in the 2018 World Series.

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Milestone Victory: Tim Corbin becomes baseball program’s all-time winningest coach

Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin became the program’s all-time winningest coach March 4 when the ’Dores defeated Houston 9–4.