i will be honest, i did not know who Don Lund was until today when I read a Det News article about his passing.
Don earned 3 letters each in football, basketball and baseball during his time at Michigan in the 1940s. He was drafted in 1945 in the first round of the nfl draft by Chicago as a running back but decided to play baseball, which he played 7 seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers, St Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers. After that, he coached Michigan baseball from 1959-62, winning a Big Ten championship in '62. He then went on to be the head of the Tigers' farm system until 1970, when he returned to the University of Michigan to work in the athletic department until 1992. He passed of natural causes at the age of 90.
Michigan is lucky to have had figures like this making up its rich history. We should take a second to send off a final thanks of HAIL to Don Lund, Wolverine.
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