Jerry Kindall

Gerald Donald Kindall (May 27, 1935 – December 24, 2017) was a professional baseball player who played second base in the major leagues from 1956 to 1965 for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins. Kindall was originally signed up by the Chicago Cubs as a bonus baby.[1] No one since 1920 with at least 2,000 at-bats has a lower career batting average than Kindall's .213, but he did have above-average power for a second baseman.[2]

Jerry Kindall
Jerry Kindall - Chicago Cubs - 1961
Kindall in 1961
Second baseman
Born: May 27, 1935
St. Paul, Minnesota.
Died: December 24, 2017 (aged 82)
Tucson, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 1956, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1965, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average.213
Home runs44
Runs batted in198
Teams

Coaching career

A former baseball coach of the NCAA's Arizona Wildcats, Kindall is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the author of Baseball: Play the Winning Way and co-editor of The Baseball Coaching Bible.[3] Jerry Kindall also led Arizona to three College World Series titles.[4] The University of Arizona's former baseball field, Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium, is named in honor of Kindall and Frank Sancet.[5]

Broadcasting

Jerry Kindall broadcast NCAA Tournament baseball games on television, and his talents as a storyteller and analyst were famous.[6]

Death

Kindall was hospitalized on December 21, 2017, after suffering a major stroke in Tucson, Arizona.[7] He died three days later, at the age of 82.[8]

Noteworthy facts

Jerry Kindall was the first man to win College World Series titles as both a player and a head coach.[9] He is also the only batter to hit for the cycle in the history of the College World Series. While with the Chicago Cubs, Kindall coined the phrase “Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field”.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Jerry Kindall Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  2. ^ Snyder, John (2010). Twins Journal: Year by Year and Day by Day with the Minnesota Twins Since 1961. Cincinnati, Ohio: Clerisy Press. p. 39. ISBN 1-57860-380-3.
  3. ^ Kindall, Jerry (2000). The Baseball Coaching Bible. Human Kinetics. p. 384. ISBN 9780736001618.
  4. ^ "Ex-Wildcats coach enters Hall of Fame". Tucson Citizen. Associated Press. 5 July 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Sancet Field Renamed Jerry Kindall Field At Frank Sancet Stadium". CSTV. CBS Sports Network. 12 January 2004. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  6. ^ Tucson.com December 24, 2017
  7. ^ Star, Arizona Daily. "Jerry Kindall, who won three national titles at Arizona in Hall of Fame career, dies at 82".
  8. ^ "Legendary former UA baseball coach Jerry Kindall dies after stroke". December 24, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  9. ^ USA Today December 24, 2017
  10. ^ Chicago Tribune December 24, 2017

External links

External video
KGUN9 News at Youtube.com, December 24, 2017 – Jerry Kindall
1956 College Baseball All-America Team

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in United States team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.From 1947 to 1980, the American Baseball Coaches Association was the only All-American selector recognized by the NCAA.

1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team

The 1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1956 NCAA baseball season. The Golden Gophers played their home games at Delta Field. The team was coached by Dick Siebert in his 9th season at Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers won the College World Series, defeating the Arizona Wildcats in the championship game.

1968 Southern Illinois Salukis baseball team

The 1968 Southern Illinois Salukis baseball team represented the University of Southern Illinois in the 1968 NCAA University Division baseball season. The Salukis played their home games at Abe Martin Field. The team was coached by Joe Lutz in his 3rd season at Southern Illinois.

The Salukis lost the College World Series, defeated by the USC Trojans in the championship game.

1976 Arizona Wildcats baseball team

The 1976 Arizona Wildcats baseball team represented the University of Arizona in the 1976 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team was coached by Jerry Kindall in his 4th season at Arizona.

The Wildcats won the College World Series, defeating the Eastern Michigan Hurons in the championship game.

1976 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

The 1976 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1976 NCAA Division I baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its thirtieth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Seven regions held a four team, double-elimination tournament while one region included six teams, resulting in 34 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The thirtieth tournament's champion was Arizona, coached by Jerry Kindall. The Most Outstanding Player was Steve Powers of Arizona.

1980 Arizona Wildcats baseball team

The 1980 Arizona Wildcats baseball team represented the University of Arizona in the 1980 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team was coached by Jerry Kindall in his 8th season at Arizona.

The Wildcats won the College World Series, defeating the Hawaii Rainbows in the championship game.

1980 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

The 1980 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1980 NCAA Division I baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its thirty fourth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Seven regions held a four team, double-elimination tournament while one region included six teams, resulting in 34 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The thirty-fourth tournament's champion was Arizona, coached by Jerry Kindall. The Most Outstanding Player was Terry Francona of the Arizona.

1986 Arizona Wildcats baseball team

The 1986 Arizona Wildcats baseball team represented the University of Arizona in the 1986 NCAA Division I baseball season. The team was coached by Jerry Kindall in his 14th season at Arizona.

The Wildcats won the College World Series, defeating the Florida State Seminoles in the championship game.

1986 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

The 1986 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1986 NCAA Division I baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its fortieth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Four regions held a four team, double-elimination tournament while the remaining four regions included six teams, resulting in 40 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The fortieth tournament's champion was Arizona, coached by Jerry Kindall. The Most Outstanding Player was Mike Senne of Arizona.

1995 USC Trojans baseball team

The 1995 USC Trojans baseball team represented the University of Southern California in the 1995 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Trojans played their home games at Dedeaux Field. The team was coached by Mike Gillespie in his 9th season at USC.

The Trojans lost the College World Series, defeated by the Cal State Fullerton Titans in the championship game.

2008 Arizona Wildcats baseball team

The 2008 Arizona Wildcats baseball team represented the University of Arizona in the 2008 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Wildcats played their home games at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium. The team was coached by Andy Lopez in his 7th season at Arizona.

Arizona Wildcats baseball

The Arizona Wildcats baseball team is the intercollegiate men's baseball program representing the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, United States. They compete in the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12) of NCAA Division I. The baseball team had its first season in 1904. The baseball team has captured four national championship titles in 1976, 1980, 1986 and 2012, with the first three coached by Jerry Kindall and the most recent by Andy Lopez. The team has appeared in the NCAA National Championship title series eight times (1956, 1959, 1963, 1976, 1980, 1986, 2012, and 2016). They have appeared in 34 baseball tournaments in their rich history. Arizona is ranked seventh in all-time regular season game wins with 2,347.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (also known as Collegiate Baseball Magazine and Collegiate Baseball) is an American publication based in Arizona that considers itself the "voice of amateur baseball" which has been published for over 40 years. It is most noted for handing out the following awards: Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year, Collegiate Baseball Coach of the Year, and Collegiate Baseball All-Americans.It is published twice a month from January until June, and then once each in September and October.The "Collegiate Baseball" newspaper poll is college sports' oldest baseball poll. A ranking of the top 30 teams is released prior to the season, weekly throughout the season, and after the conclusion of the College World Series. It started with the 1957 college baseball season.

Don Buschhorn

Donald Lee Buschhorn (born April 29, 1946) is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Kansas City Athletics during the 1965 season. He is right-hander stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

Buschhorn spent the entire 1965 campaign — his second as a professional — on the Athletics' roster per the bonus rules of the mid-1960s. His first three appearances of that season were as a starting pitcher, and in his debut game against the eventual American League champion Minnesota Twins, Buschhorn struck out the first two big-league batters he faced: Zoilo Versalles and Rich Rollins. Versalles would be the AL Most Valuable Player for 1965. The Twins eventually reached Buschhorn for two runs, including one on a home run by Jerry Kindall, and Buschhorn was tagged with the 2–0 loss, his only MLB decision.

In 31 innings for the Athletics that season, Buschhorn yielded 36 hits and eight bases on balls, striking out nine. His professional career continued in 1966 and 1968–1969.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an international non-profit Christian sports ministry based in Kansas City, Missouri. FCA was founded in 1954. It has staff offices located throughout the United States and abroad.FCA's mission is "to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church." Its vision is "to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes."The organization's headquarters are located across Interstate 70 from the Truman Sports Complex.

Frank Sancet

Frank Sancet (August 24, 1907 - March 1985) was a college baseball coach for the Arizona Wildcats baseball team.

Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium

Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium was a college baseball stadium in Tucson, Arizona, on the campus of the University of Arizona. Until 2011, it was the home field of the Arizona Wildcats of the Pac-10 Conference.

Opened in 1967 and originally called "Wildcat Field," the stadium was named after Frank Sancet (head coach from 1950–72) in 1986, and was renamed in 2004 to include former head coach Jerry Kindall. Beginning in the 2012 season, the Wildcat baseball team plays at Hi Corbett Field, a former spring training facility located about three miles southeast of campus; the Wildcat football program has been using Jerry Kindall Field as a football practice facility since the 2012 preseason, and the 2013 football spring game was held there, due to renovations at Arizona Stadium.

The stadium was fully demolished in 2018 to clear space for a new indoor sports center. A monument to Jerry Kindall and Frank Sancet was erected on the site of the stadium.

Kevin Ward (baseball)

Kevin Michael Ward (September 28, 1961 – March 9, 2019) was an American professional baseball outfielder for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, on September 28, 1961, Kevin Ward was the youngest of four children to parents Robert and Paula. Ward was raised in Chalfont and attended Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, where he was an American football quarterback and baseball pitcher. He played football and baseball at the University of Arizona from 1979 to 1983. Ward's first year of college football was played under coach Tony Mason. In his sophomore season, Ward started three games at quarterback for coach Larry Smith before Smith moved Ward to receiver. Ward played collegiate baseball under coach Jerry Kindall between 1981 and 1983. In 1982, Ward hit for a .403 batting average, 46 runs batted in, and fourteen stolen bases. All three were team-leading totals, and Ward was named to the All-Pac-10 South team.Ward was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round of the 1983 Major League Baseball draft. He spent time the Oakland Athletics organization before making his major league debut with the San Diego Padres in 1991. Over two seasons with the team, Ward played in a total of 125 games, and hit for a .217 average, with five career home runs alongside twenty runs batted in.Ward was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2018, and died of the disease on March 9, 2019, aged 57. He was married to Christy, with whom he had two children.

Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball

For information on all University of Minnesota sports, see Minnesota Golden GophersThe Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate athletic team of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I and are members of the Big Ten Conference.

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