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Baseball - Thu, Sep. 19, 2013

The campus of Spring Hill College lost one of its iconic legends this week as the majestic Live Oak that stood for decades behind home plate at historic Stan Galle Field collapsed after splitting down its center during baseball practice on Wednesday night.

Generations of SHC baseball fans enjoyed games while under its shady branches and untold numbers of children played in its limbs while parents watched.

"I'm sad to see it go," said head coach Frank Sims. "It's just always been there and always been a part of the unique character of the field. Many times it was just me and that tree out here raking the plate area or lining the field."