Florida State University’s reputation as a national baseball power is due in large part to Danny Litwhiler, the coach who first brought the Seminoles national acclaim. From 1955 to 1963, Litwhiler posted a record of 188-82, winning 70 percent of his games. Three times he took FSU to the College World Series and seven times Litwhiler’s teams went to the NCAA regionals. Among the great players developed by Litwhiler were FSU Hall of Famers Dick Howser and Woody Woodward. While in Tallahassee, Litwhiler also made great contributions to teenage recreation. From 1940 through 1951, he starred in the National League with the Phils, Cards, Braves, and Reds. He became head coach at Michigan State in 1964.