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Friday, June 13, 2014
MLB.com writer David Wilson takes a look at former Bison baseball standout Caleb Joseph's family connection to the Lipscomb baseball program.
BALTIMORE -- Caleb Joseph never wanted to he'd end up at Lipscomb. He thought he'd go somewhere bigger -- maybe Vanderbilt or Arkansas.
When Joseph finally ended up there, he realized that it was always what made the most sense.
"I wanted to try and go somewhere bigger," Joseph said. "Things got messed up. I tried hard not to go there and I really didn't have any other offers. It was weird how it all happened. I was kind of forced to go there, but looking back in the end, it was definitely where I should've been."
Caleb's father, Mark Joseph, played for the Bisons in the 1980s. His grandfather on his mother's side, Gary Waller, also played there. The Josephs are a baseball family, and the small school in Nashville, Tenn., is their baseball home.
Mark Joseph played at Lipscomb when it was still just Lipscomb College of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Waller, who also played basketball for the Bisons, was a fixture around the program, and Mark grew close with him before he even knew he had a daughter.