Tim Hummel Makes Major League Debut
Aug. 27, 2003
CINCINNATI, OH- Former Old Dominion University All-American shortstop and CAA Player of the Year Tim Hummel ('2000) made his major league debut last night for the Cincinnati Reds against Milwaukee. He is the ninth Monarch to play in the Major Leagues.
Hummel pinched hit and went 0-1. Hummel was traded earlier in the week by the Chicago White Sox to Cincinnati. He was playing mostly at third base for Chicago's AAA affiliate Charlotte Knights. Hummel hit .284 with 15 home runs, 80 runs batted in, 25 doubles and 72 runs scored.
Hummel earned first team All-American honors at ODU in 2000 by Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and Baseball Weekly. That season, Hummel hit .408 and helped lead ODU to the NCAA tournament as an atlarge team. He completed his career with a .388 batting average. He was also a Freshman All-American selection and CAA Rookie of the Year in 1998. Hummel was a second round selection of the Chicago White Sox in the June 2000 draft.
PAST ODU MONARCHS TO PLAY IN THE MAJORS John Montague pitcher 1973-80 Dennis Riddleberger pitcher 1970-72 Paul Mitchell pitcher 1975-80 Mark Wasinger infielder 1986-1987 Kevin Bearse pitcher 1990 Jeff Ware pitcher 1995-1996 Terry Bell catcher 1986-87 Wayne Gomes pitcher 1997-2002