A Few More Stories On A Legendary Team

A couple follow-ups to yesterday’s story on the Crenshaw Post 715 American Legion baseball team. The coach, Benny Lefebvre, ran a summer baseball camp on Catalina Island in the 1950’s. Catalina, which was owned by William Wrigley, had its own private security at the time. One day, Benny wanted to use the facilities. A warden said no and started giving Lefebvre a hard time. They … Continue reading A Few More Stories On A Legendary Team

Former USC Baseball Player Oscar Brown Dies

Oscar Brown, an outfielder on USC’s 1966 baseball team, died on June 3. He was 74. Brown was the younger brother of former USC All-American tailback Willie Brown, who died in 2018. Another brother, Ollie Brown, spent 13 years playing major-league baseball. Oscar Brown spent one season at USC when the Atlanta Braves selected him in the first round of the secondary draft in 1966. … Continue reading Former USC Baseball Player Oscar Brown Dies

Former USC All-American Hank Workman Dies

Hank Workman, the captain of USC’s first College World Series championship team in 1948, died Monday. He was 94. Workman was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame in 2009. He was drafted by the New Yankees and was called up to the team near the end of the 1950 season, when the Yankees won the World Series. His career ended when he hurt his … Continue reading Former USC All-American Hank Workman Dies

Former USC Pitcher Orrin Freeman Dies

Orrin Freeman, a USC pitcher in 1970-71 and USC baseball assistant coach, died following complications from diabetes, according to reports. Freeman was the head coach at San Francisco State from 1979-82 and had a record of 130-78-3. He is probably best known for many years with the Florida Marllins, where he was assistant scouting director; scouting director; special assistant to the GM and senior advisor … Continue reading Former USC Pitcher Orrin Freeman Dies