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David Eckstein: Major Leaguer, World Series MVP, and now UF Graduate

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The not-so-subtle reminders faded away for the better part of a decade.
Whitey Eckstein understood the situation. His son David, a former walk-on baseball player at Florida, was living a most improbable dream.

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If he had been an Alabama grad, they'd claim the World Series victory as a National Championship.

 bmccall, on 17 July 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:

Our phenominal fan base and support is our tradition. Unfortunately winning isnt.

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Alabama claims the 1941 season as a national championship, even though they finished the season with a 9-2 record, including losses to Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, and were ranked #20 in the final AP poll.

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I got to say that I loved Eckstein when he was with the Cardinals.