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Friday, August 8, 2008

Olson to be inducted into Orioles HOF

Auburn just sent out a release about how former Auburn pitcher Gregg Olson will be inducted into the Baltimore Orioles team hall of fame before tomorrow's game against Texas.

He was the fourth overall pick in the 1988 draft and was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1989. That was in the middle of my bigtime baseball card phase. I had a ton of that dude's rookie cards. His curveball was ridiculous.

Here's the relevant portion of their press release, relating to his career at Auburn:
"During his three-year stay at Auburn, Olson compiled a 25-7 record with 20 saves and a 3.03 ERA, striking out 271. A Baseball America All-American in 1987 and an ABCA and Baseball America selection in 1988, Olson was also a 1987 USA National Team member. In 1987 he led the NCAA with a 1.26 ERA and led the SEC in 1988 with a 2.00 ERA. He still holds the honor of the highest-drafted baseball player to come out of Auburn."

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