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Award named for Olerud; 2010 College HOF inductees chosen

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.

john-olerud Olerud (right) who is now a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame, was a pitcher and first baseman, and a pretty good one at that, with Washington State University in the years 1987-1989.

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‚Äôs 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.

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