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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Who was better?— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) July 29, 2019