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Signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1990 after his junior year at Tech … Was called to the majors during July of 1992 … Pitched a three-hitter in his second major league start for a 9-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers … Split time between the majors and Triple-A in 1993 and 1994 … Appeared in 33 games for the Phillies in 1995, including eight starts … Compiled a 3-3 record and 3.29 ERA … Moved into the starting rotation in 1996 … Signed as a free agent with Kansas City and saw action on the AAA and major league levels in 1997 … Pitched in 37 major league games as a reliever for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1998, compiling a 4-2 record and 1.97 ERA … Led the Pirates in saves with 23 during the 1999 season … Made 72 appearances in 2000, posting 24 saves and a 3.50 ERA … Had 22 saves for Pittsburgh in 2001 before being traded to the Houston Astros in August … Finished with a 6-4 record, including a 4-0 mark with the Astros … Re-signed with the Pirates … Set a Pirates club record with 16 consecutive saves in 2001, then posted a club-record 46 saves in 2002 … Pitched in the 2002 Major League All-Star game and was chosen for the game again in 2003 … Posted 25 saves in 40 games for the Pirates in 2003 before being traded to Philadelphia … Had three saves for the Phillies as a setup man… Retired before the 2004 season. ×
Was a first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1982 after his junior season at Tech … Got his first call to the majors in April of 1984 … Shared first base duties for the World Champion Dodgers in 1988 and started all five World Series games against Oakland that season … Was traded to the Houston Astros prior to the 1990 season … Set a Houston club record for home runs by a left-handed hitter with 23 … Signed a three-year free agent contract with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1991 and played 195 games over two seasons … Hit 20 home runs and drove in 80 runs with the Brewers … Finished playing career in Detroit, playing 62 games for the Tigers in 1995 … Joined the Atlanta Braves’ organization after retiring as a player … Spent five seasons as a roving hitting instructor for the Braves and two as the hitting coach for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans … Coached for the Mississippi Braves in 2007 …After 11 seasons coaching in the Braves’ farm system, returned to the Dodgers’ minor league system in 2009 as the hitting coach at Class A Inland Empire. ×
A three-sport letterman at Tech who turned to pro baseball following his graduation in 1956 … Played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1958 … Also played for the Los Angeles Angels, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs … Saw action at every position except pitcher during his major league career, which lasted through the 1965 season. ×
A member of the 16-man first team of the 2003 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America team … Also named third team on the 2003 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings A-A squad … Did not surrender a run during his first 26 appearances of the season … Finished with a 0.76 earned run average … Posted a 3-1 record and tied a school single-season mark for saves with 14 … Pitched 35 2/3 innings during 29 appearances … Allowed just 16 hits, only one of which went for extra bases … Struck out 28 batters and walked just six … Became the first pure relief pitcher to be named first-team All-BIG EAST. ×
Earned third-team All- America honors from the American Association of Baseball Coaches as a sophomore in 1987 … Hit .406 with 21 home runs, 66 RBIs and 48 bases on balls … Led the team in 11 offensive categories … Was named the University Division Player of the Year in the state of Virginia and led the Metro Conference in batting, home runs and RBIs. ×
Was a third team All-America selection by Ping!Baseball (now College Baseball Lineup) after the 2010 season … Broke or tied three single-season school records, two that had stood since the 1980s … Equaled the hits mark with 92 and set the doubles mark with 27 … Behind the plate, had 55 assists, also a school record … Led the team with 62 runs scored, 160 total bases and a slugging percentage of .635 … Tied for the team-lead with 13 home runs and 14 hit-by-pitches … Ranked second in average (.365), RBIs (60), and stolen bases (12). ×
Led the nation in home runs with 29 as a junior (1986) on the way to earning first team All-America honors from Baseball America and The Sporting News … Led the team in hitting with a .373 average … Also contributed 71 runs batted in, 76 runs scored and a team-high 47 bases on balls … Established school career marks for home runs (76), total bases (502) and runs batted in (227) … Considered Tech’s top defensive first baseman. ×
A second-team pick as an outfielder on the 1996 Baseball America All-America team … Was voted the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year after finishing his junior season with a .361 batting average, 20 home runs and 62 runs batted in … Led the team with 73 hits, 52 walks and a .492 on-base percentage … Set a school single-season mark for triples with nine and became the Hokies’ all-time leader in that category with 17 … Started all 59 games in center field, committing just one error … Was only the fifth Tech player to hit 20 homers in a season. ×