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Baseball records, 1933-[ongoing] 12.8 Linear Feet — 13,100 Items

The Sports Information Office provides information about Duke athletics to the media. They also facilitate press interviews with Duke athletes and coaches. The collection includes clippings, press releases, statistics, rosters, programs and press brochures/media guides about the baseball team at Duke University. The material ranges in date from 1933-ongoing.

The collection includes clippings, press releases, statistics, rosters, programs and press brochures/media guides about the baseball team at Duke University. There are files regarding the freshman (junior varsity) baseball team, The Big Four and ACC Tournaments, the Alumni baseball game played on September 27, 1986, and a compilation of Duke University players that went on to play in the Major Leagues (compiled 1989). The material ranges in date from 1933-ongoing.

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Dick Groat collection, 1948-1955 0.25 Linear Feet — 14 Items

Dick Groat (Class of '52) received numerous accolades for his performances in baseball and basketball while at Duke. Groat then served two years in the United States Army. He went on to play 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, winning World Series Championships with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 and St. Louis Cardinals in 1964. He was also named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1960. The collection includes a scrapbook containing clippings that document Groat's athletic career at Duke and several issues of the Belvoir Castle that contain articles documenting his baseball and basketball career while playing in various armed services leagues with inclusive dates 1948-1955.

Collection consists of a scrapbook and several issues of the Belvoir Castle pertaining to the amateur athletic career of Dick Groat with inclusive dates 1948-1955. The scrapbook contains clippings pertaining to Groat's career at Duke University while a two-sport student-athlete in baseball and basketball, although a majority of the material pertains to his basketball career. The clippings document athletic contests including baseball and basketball tournaments, the numerous awards and honors received by Groat while at Duke, and his social life. Issues of the Belvoir Castle, the newsletter of the Engineer Center of the United States Army located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, contain articles pertaining to Groat's two years in several armed service baseball and basketball leagues while in the United States Army from 1953-1955. The actual creator of the collection is unknown.