David Yates

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David Yates is one of the most outstanding players in University of Delaware baseball history. As a senior in 1970, the Mount Pleasant High graduate led the Blue Hens (22-6) to their first, and
only, NCAA College World Series appearance. He held several season records that year including batting (.363), home runs (4), runs-batted-in (31, tied for team lead) and runs scored (30). Yates was
named to the NCAA Division I All-American team at second base. As a junior, he batted .444, second highest in the nation, and was named the Blue Hens Most Valuable Player. His three-seasons batting
average was .377 and he set a school record for stolen bases (60). When he graduated from Delaware, Yates held 12 University of Delaware baseball records. Yates was an All-State basketball player at
Mount Pleasant High School. He also played baseball and was a fine amateur golfer who later became a major college golf coach. Yates was inducted into the University of Delaware Sports Hall of Fame
in 2013. He played three seasons of minor league baseball in the Phillies organization before a shoulder injury ended his career. His golfing skills led to coaching jobs at the United States Military
Academy at West Point, Stanford and the University of Oklahoma. Yates has held several executive positions in sports management companies.

 

 

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