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University of Arizona baseball player Terry Francona in 1980. Tucson Citizen

Tucson Citizen

As Arizona won the College World Series, Francona, a junior, had the season of his young life: he hit .402, drove in 84 runs (still second in UA history), had 105 hits (second in UA history), stole 28 bases and struck out only 16 times in 305 plate appearances. He was named the NCAA player of the year. 

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Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.