John Olerud got an award named after him yesterday.
The College Baseball Foundation announced today the creation of the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award to be presented annually as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.
Speaking of the College Baseball HOF, the 2010 inductees have been chosen. Leading the way was former Met Dave Magadan who hit .525 as a senior for the Crimson Tide. That was 1983, the year he was Baseball America’s Player of the Year.
Also on the list:
Alan Bannister from Arizona State. He was a .355 career hitter.
George Sisler (you might have heard of him): He hit .445 his sophomore year and .451 his senior year for Michigan.
B.J. Surhoff who played for North Carolina from 1983-1985. Career BA of .392.
Others include: Bob Bennett (Fresno State, coach 1977-2002), Eddy Furniss (LSU, 1995-1998), Don Heinkel (Wichita State, 1979-1982), Charles Teague (Wake Forest, 1947-1950) and Richard Wortham (Texas, 1973-1976).
The induction ceremony will take place on July 1.