Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Alma Maters of Some MLB Hall of Famers 9/30/15

Hey baseball fans!

This past weekend, I started my college search tour, so I decided to write about colleges in today's post. You may know what MLB teams the following Hall of Famers played for, but did you know they played for the following college teams?

Dave Winfield: University of Minnesota
Winfield was actually born in Minnesota so it makes sense that he became a Golden Gopher. He won the MVP Award for the 1973 College World Series as a pitcher and was drafted by the San Diego Padres that same year. He was eventually moved to the outfield because the team needed his power but still wanted to utilize his rocket of an arm. Winfield was actually drafted into three other professional sports leagues: the NBA, ABA, and NFL, but decided to stick to baseball. Nice career move, Mr. Winfield.

Robin Roberts: Michigan State University
Roberts enrolled in MSU after his stint in the United States military to fight in World War II. He was actually the team captain for the Spartans' basketball team for two years, but after two years of playing on the courts, he took his talents to the field and was eventually signed by the Phillies because of his pitching success.

Frank Thomas: Auburn University
Thomas went to Auburn on a football scholarship but grew into baseball soon into his collegiate career. He eventually made baseball his sole college sport and was drafted by the White Sox in the 1989 MLB Draft. Because of his greatness at the plate he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Did you know that these Hall of Famers went to these colleges? Were you surprised at these facts? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Anyway, thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it. Check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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