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Arizona slugger who complained of SC racism moves to Charleston

Robert Refsnyder (Source: Arizona Wildcats Athletics Department) Robert Refsnyder (Source: Arizona Wildcats Athletics Department)
CHARLESTON, SC (WIS) -

Someone start playing Alanis Morissette's Ironic, because the former Arizona Wildcats outfielder who said he'd never live in South Carolina because of racism is moving to Charleston.

Robert Refsnyder, the College World Series most outstanding player who ended USC's chances for a third straight national championship, has moved to the Palmetto State to play for the Charleston RiverDogs.

Refsnyder made his RiverDogs debut Tuesday night and went 1-for-4 against Asheville, but Charleston lost 6-1.

The slugger drew some controversy after the CWS shutout of the Gamecocks. According to him, several USC fans mocked him with racist remarks.

"I will never live in South Carolina because they can't accept Asians playing baseball," Refsnyder tweeted.

Refsnyder was born in South Korea, and said fans made death threats to his family and himself for being "a certain color or race".

He ended up apologizing and deleting the series of tweets a short time later, saying he had nothing but respect for Ray Tanner and the Gamecocks.

Refsnyder was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft this year. The RiverDogs are a Class-A affiliate of the Yankees.

Who would've thought? It figures.

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