Anthony Jenkins

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Anthony Jenkins (born November 29, 1967) was an American college athlete, known best as a college baseball player for The Citadel Bulldogs baseball team. He was a member of the 1990 College Baseball All-America Team, chosen by the American Baseball Coaches Association as an outfielder. He late played minor league baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jenkins was raised in Ladson, South Carolina and attended Stratford High School in Goose Creek, South Carolina, where he earned three varsity letters each in football and baseball. He earned a number of honors in each sport, including all-conference in baseball and all-conference and all-state in football. As a senior, Jenkins was an outfielder and occasional pitcher, earning a 6–1 record from the mound while batting .340 with four home runs and 17 rbi. On the gridiron, Jenkins played defensive back and recorded 10 interceptions in his senior season. Chal Port announced his national letter of intent to play baseball and football at The Citadel on July 12, 1986.[2]

College career[edit]

In his senior season, Jenkins and the Bulldogs made their dramatic run to the 1990 College World Series. Jenkins set school records for runs, hits, home runs, and total bases in the 1990 season, and most notably scored the winning run in the Bulldogs win over Cal State Fullerton in the 12th inning of an elimination game in Omaha. Jenkins was rewarded for his breakout season with a 29th round selection in the 1990 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played two seasons of professional baseball, reaching the South Atlantic League before returning home to Ladson to pursue a business career.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Jenkins played cornerback for The Citadel Bulldogs football team in his freshman and sophomore seasons before devoting his efforts to baseball.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alumni Career Night". citadelsports.com. March 8, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jenkins signs with Citadel". News and Courier (Charleston, SC). July 12, 1986. p. 8B. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Former Bulldogs star has only one regret". Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). June 27, 2010. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Citadel Has Ties to Two of the Four New Members of the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame". citadelsports.com. August 2, 2007. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Past Male Athlete of the Year". soconsports.com. June 22, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Louisiana State 8, Citadel 2". dataomaha.com. June 2, 1990. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame". citadelsports.com. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Citadel Wins a Place In N.C.A.A. History". New York Times. May 30, 1990. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 

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