Six Degrees of [Former M Baseball Coach/Player] Don Lund

Submitted by MGoShoe on March 27th, 2010 at 7:02 PM

For all mgoblogger Michigan sports history buffs out there on the interwebs, I highly recommend you check out this piece on Don Lund, former M Baseball Head Coach (and three sport M letterman).

The story is an account of the relationships or contacts Lund had with a wide array of notables including:

Branch Rickey, George Sisler, Ray Fisher, Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Tom Selleck, Honus Wagner, Lefty Grove, Charlie Gehringer, Mickey Mantle, George Kell, Al Kaline and most of the 1968 World Series Champions, Jim Campbell, Pee Wee Reese, Otto Graham, Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, and Chuck Connors.

The article is another example of the rich heritage of Michigan athletics. Jim Irwin's recent biography of Lund, Playing Ball With Legends is available for purchase at this website.