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    Share Your Remembrances Of Hankin

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    The Florida State baseball community has lost one of its most passionate and recognizable supporters. Drew Hankin, 37, passed away at his Tallahassee home on Jan. 12, 2011.

    Hankin, known to many as the "Zookeeper" for the Animals of Section B, was a true ambassador for the Seminoles' baseball program. A gracious host of out-of-town visitors to Dick Howser Stadium at Mike Martin Field each spring, he spread FSU baseball news in a variety of ways, including his weekly columns on a pair of websites.

    "On top of being a true Seminole, Drew was a great American, because he never asked for anything in return," said Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin. "He supported Florida State baseball to the mountaintop."

    A 1990 graduate of Tallahassee Godby High School and a former member of FSU's Marching Chiefs, Hankin has been a regular at Howser each spring since 1986, often leading the cheers from his home away from home - the middle of Section B.

    "Drew Hankin will always be remembered by Seminole baseball," Martin added. "The clock is ticking for the 2011 season to begin. It's because of you, Drew, and I will miss you deeply."

    Here's your chance to share your condolences, as well as your favorite memories of the "Head Zookeeper":

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    Drew was an awesome person and a loyal Seminole fan. The baseball games will not be the same with out him leading cheers from Section B. He will be missed.

    I don't know for sure, but I think Drew started the "Hot dog" cheer. That is my #1 favorite cheer of all-time.


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