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Beckham's blast ignites Georgia rally

Originally Published: June 23, 2008
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- With a safe lead earlier in the tournament, Georgia coach David Perno joked that he was finally ready to see slugging shortstop Gordon Beckham snap the school record for career homers.

Perhaps owing to his sense of heightened drama, Beckham told his coach he was willing to wait a few nights to make his record-breaking blast really memorable.

"Everybody was giving me a bunch of grief for not breaking that record," Beckham said. "I told Coach I wanted to break it ...

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