Appreciating Jake Mangum, Mississippi State’s SEC ‘Switch-Hitting Hit King’

Image credit: Jake Mangum (Photo by Getty Images)

Baseball has its own switch-hitting ‘hit king’ in Pete Rose. 

Now the SEC has one, too. 

Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum set the SEC all-time hits record Saturday, breaking Eddy Furniss’ record of 352 hits within the conference. Mangum’s knock came during a 9-3 Bulldogs win, one of three last weekend in a Top 10 matchup with Georgia. 

Mangum now has 355 career hits and is hitting .394 this season. 

Coach Dave Serrano spent a couple minutes praising Mangum, a four-year starter at Mississippi State who he recognized as “a coach’s dream” while competing against him from opposite dugouts. 

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