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Auburn's Sonny DiChiara (Aaron Fitt)


GSA Spotlight: Instant Folk Hero Sonny DiChiara Keeps Raking For Auburn


It did not take long for Sonny DiChiara to win the hearts of Auburn baseball fans. A larger than life presence with a burly 6-foot-1, 263-pound physique, DiChiara got off to a torrid start with the bat in nonconference play, and by the time Auburn opened SEC play against Ole Miss, DiChiara was already a local folk hero.

Every DiChiara at-bat feels like an event — because of his fearsome righthanded bat, but also because he has college baseball’s most infectious walk-off song. Every time he walks up to the plate to Louis Prima’s “C’é La Luna Mezz’o Mare,” the[…]