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JOHN OLERUD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Who are the Top 5 all-time players from Seattle?

John Olerud is one of the best players to come out of Seattle and to play for the hometown team. We rank the best players from each city and list some excellent names that couldn't crack the top five.
Via Mariners.com
20 days ago

It Was 20 Years Ago Today: Joe McIlvaine’s Best Deal Ever

December 20, 1996: The New York Mets trade RHP Robert Person to the Toronto Blue Jays for 1B John Olerud. What I remember most about this announcement was that it was the first ever trade news that I ever got via the Internet. it came over a clipping service that the company I worked for at the time subscribed to. I had added the phrase “New York Mets” to a search string weeks...
Via MetsToday.com
December 19, 2016

SSU Congratulates Former Mariner John Olerud named Pac-12 Player of the Century

Former Washington State Cougar and beloved Seattle Mariner was named the Pac-12 player of the Century. A panel of experts on the Pac-12 Network went through the scores of fantastically qualified players and chose Olerud as the best of the best in the 20th century. Olerud wasnt just the best hitter in the NCAA, 3 years running he was also the best Pitcher. www.spokesman.com While...
Via Seattle Side Up!
April 20, 2016

QUIZ: Name every player on both of the Toronto Blue Jays back-to-back World Series teams of 1992 and 1993

12 players were on both of the Toronto Blue Jays back-to-back World Series teams of 1992 and 1993. Can you name them all?
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

Following the defection of John Olerud to the Seattle Mariners as a free agent following the 1999 season, the Mets found themselves casting about for a first baseman. To the surprise of many, Steve Phillips announced the signing of Todd Zeile to fill the position. Zeile had come to the majors as a catcher with the Cardinals […]
Via Mets Merized Online
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chuck “Bobo” Brayton (1925-2015)

While watching the broadcast of the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Cactus League contest this afternoon, I learned that the Pacific Northwest baseball community had lost a legend. That legend is Frederick Charles Brayton. He was known to friends, family and players alike as “Bobo” Brayton. Bobo was the head coach at Washington State University from 1962 to 1994, which also...
Via Baseball Essential
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Mets season was the best? Part VII – John Olerud vs. Dwight Gooden

Six weeks ago, the “Which Mets Season Was the Best” bracket began, and John Olerud’s 1998 season came out victorious over Jose Reyes’ 2011 season. The very next week, Dwight Gooden’s 1985 season beat out Jesse Orosco’s 1983 season. Last week, Gooden beat out Tom Seaver’s 1969 season by 21 votes. That being said, it is time for these two to go head to head in...
Via Mets360.com
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Mets season was the best? Part VI – Tom Seaver vs Dwight Gooden

Last week, John Olerud went up against David Wright in the semifinals of the “Which Mets season was the best” competition, and Olerud was victorious by fewer than 10 votes. Needless to say, it was a close competition, and this week may be even closer. In the first round of the bracket, Tom Seaver’s 1969 season beat R.A. Dickey’s 2012 season, so he will face Dwight ...
Via Mets360.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Mets season was the best? Part V – John Olerud vs David Wright

Last week, round one of the “Which Mets season was the best” bracket came to a completion, with Tom Seaver’s 1969 season topping R.A. Dickey’s 2012 season by 30 votes. Now, it is time to begin round two, which will be between John Olerud and David Wright. Both of these players won their respective matchups in the first round, and now they will go head to head to see...
Via Mets360.com
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ Reed Honored as Nation’s Top Dual-Threat College Baseball Player

Kentucky Wildcats star AJ Reed has been named the winner of the 2014 John Olerud Award, given annually to the nation’s top two-way player, it was announced by the College Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday afternoon. Reed put together one of the finest seasons in the history of college baseball in 2014, winning the Dick Howser Trophy, Baseball America’s College Player of the Year...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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