Arizona baseball coach Jerry Kindall, left, celebrates with Chip Hale after Arizona beat Florida State 10-2 on June 9, 1986 to win the NCAA College World Series in Omaha. Photo by Bruce McClelland / Arizona Daily Star

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The third of Jerry Kindall’s national championship teams had it all: catcher Steve Strong hitting .396, pitcher Gil Heredia going 16-3, World Series MVP Mike Senne driving in 80 runs and leadoff hitter Tommy Hinzo stealing 45 bases. They also had the clutch element as pinch-hitter Dave Shermet hit a grand slam in the World Series opener to stun Maine 8-7. 

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Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.