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2011 College World Series: Proof That Baseball’s True Home Is the South

Published by on June 25, 2011

Baseball is a purely southern sport.

Now, don't think that I am referring to Major League Baseball with this statement. Those teams draft players from hundreds of high schools and universities across the country.

Also, I do not intend to offend baseball fans and players from the northern United States—I hope that all of you love America's pastime.

Plus, I understand that colleges have the ability to recruit from around the country, although many may favor homegrown talent.

However, when looking at the rosters of Florida and South Carolina—the two teams in the CWS final—there is almost exclusively southern talent. (The "south" is defined just below).

Thirty-one of 34 Florida Gators come from high schools in the southern United States, while 26 of 32 Gamecocks do the same.

To me, the level of competition found in the southern regions of America appears to be greater than that in the rest of the country, especially when based upon the 2011 College World Series bracket.

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