2019 Pac-12 Hall of Honor inductee: Washington State baseball legend John Olerud
Mar 06, 2019
During his three seasons in a Cougar uniform, John Olerud had one of the finest careers of any WSU student-athlete, in any sport, in school history. In 1988, Olerud became the only player in NCAA history to win 15 games on the mound and hit 20 home runs in the same season. Olerud played for Toronto, the New York Mets and Yankees, Seattle and Boston during his 17-year career, winning back-to-back world series titles with Toronto in 1992 and 1993. The John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, given annually by the College Baseball Hall of Fame, was named in his honor and in 2016, he was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Century.