Sunday, February 28, 2010

Four Players Inducted Into Wall of Fame...

On Saturday, four former Auburn baseball players were inducted into Auburn's "Wall of Fame" at a ceremony at Plainsman Park. Bo Jackson, Greg Olson, Tim Hudson and Frank Thomas were all honored with a mural on the "Wall of Fame" for their efforts in making Auburn baseball what it is today. Below is each players Auburn bio...

Bo Jackson - Jackson lettered for the Auburn baseball team in 1983, 1985 and 1986. In his most productive season (1985), Bo had a .401 batting average, hit 17 home-runs and drove in 43 RBI's. His .864 slugging percentage from that season is still an Auburn record. Bo was a fourth round pick to the Kansas City Royals in 1986.

Greg Olson - Olson lettered as a pitcher for Auburn in 1986, 1987 and 1988. In 1987 Olson was 11-1 with 10 saves and led the nation with a 1.26 ERA in 42 appearances, all as a relief pitcher. Olson is also Auburn's only two-time All-American to date. When his AU career ended, he was the highest draft selectee in AU baseball history, taken 4th overall by the Baltimore Orioles.

Tim Hudson - Hudson lettered two years at Auburn in 1996 and 1997. In 1997, he went 15-2 with a 2.97 ERA and won the Rotary Smith Award for the top player in college baseball. His 15 wins that year led the nation and he was named a consensus All-American and also won SEC Player of the Year. Hudson was taken in the 6th round by Oakland.

Frank Thomas - Thomas lettered at AU in 1987, 1988 and 1989. In 1989 he had an SEC-best .403 batting average, hit 19 home-runs and drove in 83 RBI's. The Big Hurt finished his Auburn career with a .382 batting average, which is second all-time at Auburn, and also hit a school-record .722 slugging percentage. Thomas was drafted as the 7th overall pick by the Chicago White-Sox.

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