The Met’s Eric Young,Jr. shakes the hand of injured Braves pitcher Tim Hudson
It was a hard thing to watch when replays of former Auburn great and Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson’s injury were shown last night in a game against the New York Mets. He will have to undergo surgery for a broken ankle.
Hudson a probable MLB Hall of Famer, was one of the greatest college baseball players to ever play the game. The consensus All-American was the first player ever to be voted All-SEC both as an outfielder and as a pitcher. He batted close to 400 as a senior, was the SEC Player of the Year, and won the Rotary Smith Award (baseball’s version of the Heisman) as the nation’s top player.
Hudson is an Atlanta Brave but he is also a loyal Auburn Man who loves his Alma Mater. He contributed a million dollars last year to refurbish the Auburn player facilities and he aided in the coaching search for new baseball coach Sunny Galloway.
Tim had struck out nine batters in 7 2/3 innings when the accident occurred. The Mets Eric Young Jr stepped on the back of Hudson’s ankle as he was trying to beat out a grounder. Young was reportedly near tears over the injury and stayed by Hudson till he was carted off the field.
The Eastern Division leading Braves will sorely miss the right hander. We just hope Tim will be able to recover from this and, if he chooses, be able to continue his stellar career.
Get well soon Tim. Your Auburn Family is pulling for you!
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