Tim Hudson

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30+23 innings in the season before issuing a walk. The streak was snapped on April 25 when he walked Carlos Santana. [17] In his first year with the Giants, he was selected to participate in the All-Star Game. Accomplishing this feat, he has made the All-Star team at least once with every team he has pitched for.[ citation needed ] On August 27, 2014 in a 4–2 team win over the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park (then called AT&T Park), Hudson recorded his 2,000th career strikeout. [18] Hudson started game 2 of the 2014 NLDS, a game that went 18 innings; Hudson also started the only other postseason game to go longer than 16 innings while on the Braves in 2005. [19] On October 29, Hudson became the oldest pitcher to start Game 7 of the World Series. [20] The Giants went on to win the game, 3–2, and the series, 4–3, over the Kansas City Royals, giving Hudson the first and only World Series ring of his 16-year career.

Prior to the 2015 season, Hudson stated it would likely be his last. [21] Following a 4-3 win against the Oakland Athletics on July 26, 2015, Hudson became the 15th pitcher in MLB history to register at least one win against all 30 current teams. [2] On September 26, 2015, Hudson started against Zito and the Athletics in a matchup that was arranged as a tribute to the A's "Big Three" of the early 2000s. Both pitchers received lengthy standing ovations from the sold-out Oakland Coliseum crowd (which included the third Big Three member, Mulder) upon leaving the game. [22]

Scouting report

Hudson was a sinkerballer, using that pitch about half the time and at a speed of 87-91 mph. His next-most used pitch was a cutter at 84–87. He expanded his repertoire to left-handers with a curveball (75-77) and splitter (78-81). He also had a four-seam fastball (88-91 mph). His favored pitch with two strikes to right-handed hitters was his cutter, while he stayed with the sinker to lefties. [23]


Personal life

Hudson is married to the former Kim Bruner, whom he met while a student at Auburn. [3] The couple have two daughters and one son. They currently live in Auburn, Alabama. Hudson and his wife are very active with their philanthropy for children, the Hudson Family Foundation. [24]

Hudson is a Christian. Hudson has spoken about his faith saying, "It's been one of those things, where anybody that's played a sport at the professional level there's always a lot of challenges. And the one thing that's always been a constant for me is Jesus Christ and my faith ... And not only that, but just being an example for other players, my teammates, my friends from home. You know I think it's one of those things where you need to be a beacon of light and just shine on people." [25]

On April 29, 2007, both Hudson's grandmother and St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Josh Hancock, his college teammate at Auburn, died. He drew his grandmother's initials on the pitcher's mound before his next start, and wore them on his spikes. He also sewed Hancock's initials (JH) on his jersey. He pitched 8 innings, giving up 2 earned runs against the Philadelphia Phillies. He did not get a decision, but the Braves ultimately won, 5–2.

In 2016, Hudson served as a guest instructor at both the Braves and Giants respective spring training camps. [26] [27] In 2016, Hudson joined Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast as a part-time broadcaster for select Braves games. [28] In 2017, Hudson returned as a spring training instructor for the Giants. [29] He served in the same role for the Braves in 2018. [30] In January 2020, Hudson was named the pitching coach for the Auburn Tigers baseball team. [31] [32]

On July 27, 2022 it was announced Hudson would be stepping away from Auburn. Shortly thereafter, Hudson accepted the position as Head Coach of the Lee Scott Academy baseball team.

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Tim Hudson
Tim Hudson 2008.jpg
Hudson with the Atlanta Braves
Born: (1975-07-14) July 14, 1975 (age 48)
Columbus, Georgia, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 8, 1999, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2015, for the San Francisco Giants