Tim Hudson is one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. He has been almost his entire career. Just this week Hudson signed a 2 year 23 million dollar contract with the San Francisco Giants. This will be his second time playing out on the west coast and in the bay area. The thing is, it won’t be with the Oakland Athletics this time.
Hudson has the reputation of being a bulldog. A guy who will pitch inning after inning and grit his way out of every start. His career has been absolutely fabulous. His first 6 seasons he pitched for the Oakland Athletics. He was a key factor in their success. In 6 seasons with the A’s Hudson racked up a number of wins and even a 20 win season. He won the rookie of the year award in 1999 and has been steadily consistent ever since.
After he left the A’s he went to the Atlanta Braves. He played there for 9 seasons and continued to pitch with the best of them. He pitched great for the Braves in those 9 seasons and proved to everyone why he is considered one of the best pitchers this game has ever seen.
Hudson is a great pitcher. He has a career record of 205 wins and 111 loses. He has 25 complete games and 13 shutouts. his career earned run average is is 3.44. Are those Hall of Fame numbers? I am not sure. But I do know that people will remember him for being one of the toughest pitchers that has ever played.
Now he goes to the San Francisco Giants at the age of 38 and his 16 season. Will he have the same success? We will eventually see. But having been a huge fan of Hudson over the years I will without a doubt say that he still has some tread on those tires. Go get em Bulldog. I will be watching.