Former Illini CF Kyle Hudson back with the Orioles again

The Baltimore Orioles must have remembered something they liked in Kyle Hudson.  A little over a year after they designated the former Illini centerfielder for assignment, they signed him up again. Word came down yesterday that the Orioles will be re-signing Hudson to a minor league deal. The deal reportedly…

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The Illini who made it big: Batting Average

Over the winter, I’m taking a historical look at some of the Illini baseball alums. Today let’s look at the top hitters all-time in the majors by former Illini.  Unfortunately, you won’t find any .300 hitters here but one comes close. Former Illini From To BA Lou Boudreau 1938 1952…

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The Illini who made it big: Wins

Last week, I started a series entitled “The Illini Who Made it Big” with the intention of bringing some historical perspective to University of Illinois Baseball.  I’ll be talking about some of the former Illini who had made to the majors.  And to make it interesting, I introduced a stat…

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The Illini who made it big: Homeruns

During this off-season, I thought I would occasionally take a look the former Illini who had played in the Major Leagues.  To take it a step further, why not post the all-time leaders among Illini alumni in particular stat categories?  It would give us a starting point for some discussion…

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