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Vanderbilt Fans Celebrate College World Series Win -- Sky Arnold

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There are events you wouldn't miss for anything.

For Jerry Keen, Thursday's Vanderbilt baseball rally was just such an occasion.

Keen has been a fan for 55 years and he wasn't about to let a recent car accident rob him of seeing Vanderbilt celebrate a National Championship.

"Been waiting for this for a long time.  Everybody said Vanderbilt could never win nothing no championship but they did," said Keen.

Vanderbilt won the College World Series in dramatic fashion Wednesday night defeating Virginia.

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Thursday night the team met with thousands fans at a rally to celebrate at the university's indoor athletic facility.

"We finally did it.  We brought back a national championship,"said Vanderbilt 2nd baseman Dansby Swanson to the the crowd.

Vanderbilt's coach Tim Corbin told the crowd the national title run came because of something that happened right after his team lost in the SEC Tournament.

"What you saw come together was a perfect storm of kids who's actions and emotions came together at the right time."

Keen waited 5 decades for that right time and not even being confined to a wheelchair is stopping him from enjoying it.

"I was on a walker and I was jumping up and down on a walker," said Keen.

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