Thursday, May 6, 2010

Buckeye Great Steve Arlin Named to College World Series Legend Team

Shocking, but there was a time when Ohio State was a true national power.

In the late 1960s Ohio State made three trips to Omaha, returning home to Columbus once with a championships as winners of the 1966 College World Series. The driving force behind the Buckeye dominance was the arm of Steve Arlin.

While current Buckeye ace Alex Wimmers puts up gaudy numbers and is recognized as one of the country's best, the career Arlin had is unfathomable.

In two seasons at Ohio State, Arlin went 24-3 with 294 strikeouts. His 165 strikeouts in 1965 is a program record, dwarfing the 132 strikeouts Wimmers had a year ago.

The most notable of his accomplishments is the 20-strikeout, 15-inning performance he had in the 1965 CWS against Washington State, a 1-0 Buckeye victory.

For his efforts Arlin has been named as one of top 25 players in College World Series' history.

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