ACCC HALL OF FAME
Timothy Adam Hudson – 2001
Timothy Adam Hudson is a 1993 graduate of Glenwood School in Phenix City, Alabama. Tim was the cornerstone of his high school baseball program as he led them to the 1993 AISA state championship. Tim signed a baseball scholarship to Chattahoochee Valley Community College in 1993.
As a freshman at CVCC, Tim blossomed into one of the best baseball players in the country, as he earned First-team All American honors. Tim led his team to the AJCCC Division II championship in 1994, while leading his team in batting average (.385), home runs ((9), runs batted in (42), wins (10-2), strikeouts (76), and was second on the team with a 2.76 ERA. Consequently, Tim was named Most Valuable Player of the AJCCC. Tim?s momentum carried over into his sophomore year, as he was named Second-team All American in 1995. Tim led the nation, set a school record, and then a conference record in strikeouts with 117. Tim helped his own cause as a pitcher by hitting .345 with 5 home runs, and 29 runs batted in. In addition, he had a team and conference leading 1.95 ERA.
Tim signed a baseball scholarship to Auburn university in 1995, where be became one of the finest baseball players in the history of the program. Tim led his team in ERA (3.25) and strikeouts (90) in 1996. However, his true breakout year was 1997 as a senior for the tigers. Not only did he lead the team in every pitching category (15-2, 2.97 ERA, 165 strikeouts), while setting an Auburn baseball record for strikeouts per nine innings (11.89), but led Auburn in batting (.396), hit 18 home runs, and set a school record for runs batted in, with 95. Tim was named First-Team All-SEC, SEC-Player of the Year, First-Team All American, and the recipient of the prestigious Smith Award, which recognizes the best collegiate baseball players in America.
Tim was selected in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics in June of 1997. After ripping though the minor leagues for two years, he was called up to the majors in June of 1999 where he continued his dominance of the sport. He finished 11-2 with a 3.23 ERA and led the Athletics with 132 strikeouts while pitching in only two-thirds of the season. He was named All American League Rookie of the Year by Baseball America. As an encore, in only his first full season with Oakland, Tim finished second in the American League for the Cy Young Award during the 2000 baseball season with a record of 20-6 wins and 169 strikeouts. Tim currently serves as the number one pitcher in the3 Athletics? starting rotation and is considered by many baseball experts as one of the top young pitchers in the game.
Tim is married to the former Kim Bruner and resides in Auburn, Alabama in the off-season.