We congratulate Coach Tanner for his new position of Athletics Director for the University of South Carolina. We welcome new, baseball head coach, Chad Holbrook, who will do well in his new position in the coming season(s). These changes come as new steps in a journey that began in 1892 with the inception of the baseball program in Columbia, S.C.
For a look back at the history of the game of baseball, Carolina’s storied history and the players and coaches, which played the game as Gamecocks, the book, Carolina Baseball: Pressure Makes Diamonds by J. David Miller & Ron Kule, foreword by Head Coach Ray Tanner, is the definitive account. Special, Limited Edition, leather-bound (real baseball leather) copies are available while supplies last only. These are collector’s items; some are numbered and may be signed by coach Tanner.
The book tells the story of Gamecocks baseball from 1892 — and the story of baseball from before that — right through the back-to-back national championships in 2010 and 2011 under Coach Tanner. Buy your limited edition copies through www.theraytannerfoundation.org or at a Jewelry Warehouse outlet in Columbia, S.C.
(Photo courtesy of Sherry Kule. Subject: co-authors, J. David Miller & Ron Kule at TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE at the 2012 College World Series Finals.)