Feature: Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Returns After Cancer Battle

April 9, 2013

VIDEO: Andrew Christina, GopherSports.com

Gopher baseball pitching coach Todd Oakes was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in June of 2012 and had to undergo a bone marrow transplant and significant recovery time in the hospital. With the help of his family (including his son Tyler Oakes, a volunteer assistant for Minnesota) and the Gopher baseball team, Oakes returned in time for the 2013 season.

Watch this video story by GopherSports.com's Andrew Christina and be sure to support Coach Oakes and the Gophers at new Siebert Field this spring! Ticket information is available here.

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