Forty years ago, the Cyclones played in the CWS

On a day when Major League Baseball’s biggest showcase – the World Series – starts, it is appropriate that Iowa State Athletics is finalizing preparations to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its last College World Series team.

The 1970 Cyclones, coached by L.C. “Cap” Timm, will have a team reunion this weekend and 13 players, one coach and four support staff will be recognized at halftime of Saturday’s homecoming football game.

Iowa State registered a 19-11 record (13-5 in the Big 8) that season and defeated Tulsa All-America pitcher Steve Rogers (later an All-Star with the Expos) to advance to the CWS. The Cyclones lost to Dartmouth (6-7), beat Arizona (7-1) and lost to Ohio (6-9) in the World Series.

Pitcher Larry Corrigan posted an 8-1 record and Don Powers registered a school-record 0.76 ERA. Corrigan, Bob Case and Ed Tadelman were named to the All-District team.

The team members who will be in Ames for the reunion include: Clair Rierson (assistant coach), Al Bolty (OF), Corrigan (P/C), Steve Crandell (INF), Larry Dietrich (OF), Dave Erusha (P), Mike Gillespie (P), Jerry Lundin (INF), Steve Mohr (INF), Don Powers (P), Glenn Reynolds (P), Tadelman (OF/INF), Ray Wood (OF), Mike Zuk (OF), Curt Anderson (MGR), Jan Westerman-Beatty (Diamond Darling), Ann McCarthy (Diamond Darling) and Marsha Grandick (Diamond Darling).

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