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Mon, 02/21/2011 - 4:02pm  

Francona named to College Baseball HOF

Sox manager Terry Francona was named Monday as one of seven inductees to the 2011 National College Baseball Hall of Fame. 

 

Francona, who was an outfielder at the University of Arizona from 1978 to 1980, was named National Player of the Year in 1980, the same year he also won the Golden Spikes Award. For two years — 1979 and 1980 — he led the Pac-10 South in hits, RBI and doubles. He was named Most Outstanding Player at the 1980 College World Series after helping lead Arizona to the title. He also was named first-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association, The Sporting News and Collegiate Baseball.

 

The members of the 2011 Hall of Fame class will be honored during an induction ceremony on July 3 in Lubbock, Texas. The other 2011 inductees include Danny Goodwin, catcher, Southern University; Dick Groat, shortstop, Duke; Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, coach, Grambling State; Oddibe McDowell, outfielder, Arizona State; Tim Wallach, first baseman, Cal State Fullerton; and Bill Wilhelm, coach, Clemson.

 

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