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25 heroes of the College World Series through the years

Yardbarker Logo By Jeff Mezydlo of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 25: It's been 53 years, but Bando's performance helping Arizona State to its first College World Series title in 1965 is still hard to top. The junior third baseman set tournament marks with 12 hits and 21 total bases and tied records for runs (10), RBI (nine), doubles (four) and stolen bases (four). He also batted .480 while hitting safely in each contest. Bando's success carried over to the majors, where he was a four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion with the Oakland A's.

Sal Bando, Arizona State (1964-65)

It's been 53 years, but Bando's performance helping Arizona State to its first College World Series title in 1965 is still hard to top. The junior third baseman set tournament marks with 12 hits and 21 total bases and tied records for runs (10), RBI (nine), doubles (four) and stolen bases (four). He also batted .480 while hitting safely in each contest. Bando's success carried over to the majors, where he was a four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion with the Oakland A's.

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