I just found this comment in Marc Lancaster's blog. Wanted to see if it was true, or Internet lore. I knew Grande graduated from USC, but I didn't know he was a ballplayer for the team. Any truth?
George Grande - have to admit I hate his "He gahhhht it!" and other exclamations..enough to listen to Marty instead...but I didn't know this about George and its' changed the way I look at him now. Grande played ball at USC with Seaver. Who knew?
George graduated in 1969 from the University of Southern California, where he played baseball for 4 seasons and was a member of the 1968 College World Series championship team. While at USC he played with 14 future Major Leaguers, including Hall of Famer Tom Seaver and slugger Dave Kingman. Grande is on the board of directors for USA Baseball.