WACO (AP) – Baylor University’s winningest baseball coach has died after a long battle with cancer.
School officials say Mickey Sullivan died Thursday at his Waco home. He was 80.

Sullivan led Baylor’s baseball program to 649 wins, the most in program history. He also led the Bears to three Southwest Conference Tournament titles and the 1977 and 1978 College World Series. Sullivan was elected to the Baylor Hall of Fame in 1983.

Sullivan was a standout football and baseball player at Baylor in the 1950s. He started his coaching career as an assistant football coach and then spent 21 years leading the baseball program.

Sullivan’s funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Monday at Baylor Ballpark in Waco, where his casket will rest on home plate.

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