1984 College World Series | In all of baseball, the College World Series, which began in 1947, is one of the pinnacle events for the sport.
Only eight Division 1 teams survive a grueling playoff process to make it to Omaha to crown a national champion.
Mota played for Cal State Fullerton and would leave Omaha as part of a national championship team.
1984 College World Series | The Semi Final Match Up
These two players faced each other in a semifinal game that saw Cal State Fullerton eliminate Arizona State 6-1. Fullerton would then go on to beat Texas for the title.
What was the experience for Mota and Medina in Omaha? How did Cal State Fullerton prepare itself in a tournament where they were not favored to win? There were two different mental states for these teams entering the semifinal game and Mota and Medina lay that out for you.
Both players would go on to play professional baseball and stay involved in the game after their playing days: Mota in the broadcast booth and Medina in the front office of the KC Royals. Both are forever conscious of the impact that 1984 College World Series had on their lives and they share those feelings here.
The game may have been played in 1984, but the memories are vivid and emotionally charged.
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