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The Curious Case of Johnny Temple: A Glimpse into Catawba's Baseball History

July 5, 2011

Category: Alumni, Athletics

by Mike London, ;

When former Catawba slugger Jerry Sands was with the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this year, Catawba sports information director Jim Lewis naturally watched his games.

There were times when a play-by-play man, unfamiliar with Sands, was astonished to learn he was from a Division II school in North Carolina called Catawba.

Almost instantly, researchers would inform the play-by-play guy that the most famous baseball player to come out of Catawba was Johnny Temple. Read more...


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