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    I like him

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Probably just Jesse Jackson up to his usual hijinks.
    Here's a link to the 2013 USC baseball media guide. Page 47 is entirely devoted to the 1968 USC team, and George Grande isn't listed on the roster. And on the alphabetical all-time roster of USC baseball letterwinners, George's name is nowhere to be found (should be on page 70). Did they mistakenly omit him, or does he have a different birth name? I'd always been curious who he played with, what position, etc., so I decided to look it up, and was puzzled why all bios of him talk about his USC days, but I can't find any verifiable sources. Somebody out there must know the answer to this riddle! http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...MediaGuide.pdf

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    I remember him on ESPN when I first got cable in 1985. I am not surprised he did not last into the 90's when ESPN turned into the goliath that it did....Along with the stupid catchphrases, some were food yes,....But then it became a caricature of itself. A guy like him would have never fit in or last in the culture of ESPN now.

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    Grande was the first person ever seen on ESPN. He gave inductory comments on what ESPN was going to be about when it first went on the air.
    As for his playing at USC, I'm sure as much as he has mentioned it if it weren't true it would have been refuted long before now. Grande is highly respected in the TV industry and he wouldn't be if he was out there making up stuff like this.
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    Re: George Grande = USC baseball player?

    Quote Originally Posted by CometKid24 View Post
    Here's a link to the 2013 USC baseball media guide. Page 47 is entirely devoted to the 1968 USC team, and George Grande isn't listed on the roster. And on the alphabetical all-time roster of USC baseball letterwinners, George's name is nowhere to be found (should be on page 70). Did they mistakenly omit him, or does he have a different birth name? I'd always been curious who he played with, what position, etc., so I decided to look it up, and was puzzled why all bios of him talk about his USC days, but I can't find any verifiable sources. Somebody out there must know the answer to this riddle! http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...MediaGuide.pdf
    Good stuff, CK24.
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    It's gunna be.......GONE!

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    Re: George Grande = USC baseball player?

    Quote Originally Posted by CometKid24 View Post
    Here's a link to the 2013 USC baseball media guide. Page 47 is entirely devoted to the 1968 USC team, and George Grande isn't listed on the roster. And on the alphabetical all-time roster of USC baseball letterwinners, George's name is nowhere to be found (should be on page 70). Did they mistakenly omit him, or does he have a different birth name? I'd always been curious who he played with, what position, etc., so I decided to look it up, and was puzzled why all bios of him talk about his USC days, but I can't find any verifiable sources. Somebody out there must know the answer to this riddle! http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...MediaGuide.pdf
    Maybe he scampered home before they could list him?
    "And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.

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    Probably just never played.

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    Re: George Grande = USC baseball player?

    Quote Originally Posted by CometKid24 View Post
    Here's a link to the 2013 USC baseball media guide. Page 47 is entirely devoted to the 1968 USC team, and George Grande isn't listed on the roster. And on the alphabetical all-time roster of USC baseball letterwinners, George's name is nowhere to be found (should be on page 70). Did they mistakenly omit him, or does he have a different birth name? I'd always been curious who he played with, what position, etc., so I decided to look it up, and was puzzled why all bios of him talk about his USC days, but I can't find any verifiable sources. Somebody out there must know the answer to this riddle! http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...MediaGuide.pdf
    UPDATE: Well, I emailed both the Reds and the USC baseball sports info office a couple of months ago -- no reply from anyone. Still a mystery!


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