Former Texas baseball coach Cliff Gustafson had a 1,466-377-2 career record, and won two College World Series titles. (Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman file photo)

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Former Texas baseball coach Cliff Gustafson suffers heart attack

Posted July 15th, 2020

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Cliff Gustafson, the winningest coach in Texas baseball history, underwent surgery on Wednesday after suffering a major heart attack.

He remains in stable condition at Ascension Seton Medical Center, his daughter, Jann Shepperd, told the American-Statesman.

Gustafson, 89, had two stents placed in, Shepperd said. She added that her father also is suffering from pulmonary edema.

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Gustafson, who has been inducted into four halls of fame, including the College Baseball Hall of Fame, won more baseball games than any other Longhorns coach with a record of 1,466-377-2 during an illustrious career that spanned 29 seasons, stretching from 1968 to 1996.

He won a pair of national championships in 1975 and 1983 and took a record 17 of his 29 teams to the College World Series. Twice he was named national coach of the year. Texas also won 22 regular-season Southwest Conference titles under Gustafson.

Before coming to Texas, he won six state championships at South San Antonio High School.

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