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Tim Hummel Makes Major League Debut

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: August 27, 2003
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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

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