Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Finally! Gamecocks to Honor Earl Bass




Gamecock baseball has a rich and storied tradition but when you look around Founders Park you only see one number retired. The guy who has had his number retired in connection with Gamecock baseball, has decided his #1 needs some company out on the left field wall.

The Gamecocks announced today that they will retire the #13 in honor of Gamecock great Earl Bass. Bass is considered the greatest pitcher in Gamecock history. His number will be retired prior to the May 4th game against Vanderbilt. The only bad news is that Bass won't be there to see it, he died a little over a year ago.

Bass deserved to have his number retired a long time ago and let's hope that this is the first of many who will be getting honored by Gamecock baseball. Bobby Richardson, the Father of Gamecock baseball needs to have his number retired next. Let's get that done while he is still with us. Jackie Bradley Jr., Kip Bouknight and Michael Roth should also have their numbers retired. Let's hope this is the start of many special ceremonies at Founders Park.

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