The Start of Something Big

This television news story by WJW Channel 8 sports reporter Dan Coughlin aired on March 20, 1987, the same day the Yellow Jackets left for their spring break trip to Alabama. The Jackets opened their season with “unprecedented enthusiasm,” Coughlin reported, because of players like third baseman Joe Velky and outfielders Dave Rozzo and Erik Young, who returned from a big-hitting lineup that set school records in all offensive categories. He also interviewed head coach Bob Fisher and catcher Marty Kelly about their high expectations for the upcoming season.