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ASU Best Teams: No. 2 1969 Baseball vs. No. 3 1990 Men’s Golf

Two title teams

Photos by USGA Museum and Sun Devil Athletics

We continue our best teams from ASU ever this summer with our next matchup. No. 9 1971-72 Football beat No. 12 2018-19 Hockey in our last matchup. Now it’s No. 2 1969 Baseball vs. No. 3 1990 Men’s Golf.

Here’s the current bracket:

No. 2 1969 Baseball

Record: 56-11, (15-3 WAC), Won College World Series

Head coach: Bobby Winkles

Notable players: Larry Gura, Paul Powell, Billy Cotton

The rundown: In ASU’s last of the trio of championships in the 1960’s, Winkles club was led by senior pitcher Larry Gura. With a 19-2 record, he recorded a 1.01 ERA. Between the MLB Draft and the secondary phase, the team had four first round picks. The Sun Devils lost their opening College World Series game to Texas before winning five straight to secure their third title.

No. 3 1989-90 Men’s Golf

Record: NCAA Champions, PAC-10 Champions

Head coach: Steve Loy

Notable players: Phil Mickelson, Per Johansson, Jim Lemon, Scott Frisch

The rundown: Led by some guy named Phil Mickelson, ASU captured its first title on the Men’s side of the course. Mickelson, also had the back half of his back-to-back Individual title as well this season. At the Innisbrook Island Course in Tarpon Springs, Florida the Sun Devils beat Florida by two strokes to take home the title. The Women’s Golf team also won that season.

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