Tim Hudson
American baseball player
Tim Hudson
Timothy Adam Hudson is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves. Hudson began his major league career with the Oakland Athletics and played his last two years of college eligibility at Auburn University. In a 13-season career, Hudson has compiled a 181–97 win-loss record with 1,699 strikeouts and a 3.40 ERA in 2,503.1 innings with the Oakland Athletics and the Atlanta Braves.
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Let's Get Personal: Paths to Meaningful Individualized Learning
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Personalization in education is a hot topic. Conferences on blended or personalized learning are huge draws. The EdTech space is filled with products and promises. So how does a teacher or parent or district leader separate hype from promising strategies? Let's start with a basic premise: personalization is not a pedagogy (a theory and method for teaching and learning). Simply adding technology tools to old school models will at best reproduce better 'old' outcomes, and we ask is that what we want for students today? Take a look at this great article by Tim Hudson on why less instructional time will solve the math problem we have in this country. We think the aim of "personalized learning" should be to move students through increasing levels of independence and self-direction while addressing critical knowledge and skills development. To achieve true personalization as an outcome for all students, we believe in a focus on the whole school design and on changing district and state po ...
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Hudson hopes for run support in clash with Rockies
Fox News - almost 2 years
(SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Hudson hopes for a little run support on Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants resume a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park.Hudson struggled with his control on Thursday in San Diego, but didn't give up a run over 6 1/3 innings, despite walking five batters
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Tim Hudson Throws 5 Shutout Innings, Giants Beat A's 2-1
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Tim Hudson tossed five shutout innings, then stuck around in the dugout long enough to watch old pal Barry Zito pitch a perfect inning of relief for the Oakland Athletics during the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory Saturday in the final spring tuneup for both teams.
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Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games
Yahoo News - over 2 years
- - - Athletics 6, Giants 1 Scott Kazmir continues to make hay while the sun shines, the left-hander enjoying another dominant daytime performance by striking out nine and allowing the San Francisco Giants just three hits over seven innings in Oakland's 6-1 victory. The A's backed Kazmir with a powerful offensive assault, bombing Giants right-hander Tim Hudson (7-6) for six runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. First baseman Stephen Vogt drove in three runs with two singles and third baseman Josh Donaldson belted a two-run homer for the A's, who won the Bay Bridge series 3-1. - - - Indians 9, Yankees 3 Asdrubal Cabrera's bases-loaded triple highlighted a four-run Cleveland seventh inning, and Roberto Perez and Carlos Santana each hit two-run home runs to highlight a five-run eighth, as the Indians rallied past the New York Yankees 9-3.
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Giants' Madison Bumgarner deserves Opening Day start
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
The Giants said Bumgarner canceled because of a sinus infection and an extremely sore throat, which is fine with them. Bumgarner led the rotation in wins (13), innings (201 1/3 ), strikeouts (199) and WHIP (1.03) and was the saving grace in a group that ranked 13th in a 15-team league in ERA after ranking in the top five the previous four seasons. Cain was last season's Opening Day starter after enjoying a career year in 2012, which happened to be the first off year for Lincecum, whose string of four straight Opening Day starts ended. The Giants play at Dodger Stadium in the second series, and the decision-making will take into account the Evil Empire of the West. The Giants' eighth game is the home opener (a D'backs rematch), and that assignment would fall to the No. 3 pitcher, either Lincecum or the guy with the most career Opening Day starts - Tim Hudson, with six. To announce anything now would be premature because health is part of the equation, and that'll play out in spring ...
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Follow the Chronicle at SF Giants FanFest
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
The Chronicle is at SF Giants media day today and Giants FanFest tomorrow, where they’ll be filing stories and taking lots of photos. Some early notes, especially for those going to FanFest: Tim Hudson won’t be there, due to Atlanta’s weather conditions. Nor will Madison Bumgarner, who  is sick. Other no-shows will include Pablo Sandoval, Marco Scutaro and Angel Pagan. The good news? Hudson is expected to throw bullpen sessions with teammates as soon as spring training starts. Scutaro is said to be doing well. Pablo looks good from afar. New Giant Michael Morse says he feels “120 percent.” Buster Posey says he gained 10 pounds of “good weight” in [...]
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Giants GM Brian Sabean on left field, Brandon Belt staying put and the return of Ryan Vogelsong
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Just got off a conference call with Brian Sabean and Ryan Vogelsong, whose one-year, $5 million contract became final after he passed his physical. Sabean stayed on course, saying the acquisition of a left fielder might not come soon — or might not be a major add. “We’re open-minded, but I’m not optimistic it’s going to be a big piece or anything earth-shattering,” he said. Sabean, who has suggested the missing piece might come in a trade, ruled out the top remaining free-agent outfielders, including Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran, reasoning the team spent considerably re-signing its own free agents, including Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, Javier Lopez and Vogelsong, plus Tim Hudson. Sabean Read More
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SF Giants announce Ryan Vogelsong deal, plus how much he will earn
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
The Giants on Friday announced their tentative deal to re-sign starter Ryan Vogelsong, apparently ending their quest to complete their 2014 rotation. Sources said the contract, which does not become official until Vogelsong passes a physical next week, is worth roughly $5 million, not that much less than the $6.5 million he would have earned had the Giants exercised his option. They paid him $300,000 to buy out the option. With incentives, Vogelsong can earn more than $6.5 million in 2014. The Giants are not expected to pursue another starter after signing Tim Lincecum, Tim Hudson and Vogelsong to join Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner. All three signees carry question Read More
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Most Ohio Derailment Evacuees Allowed Back Home - TIME
Google News - about 3 years
Hudson Hub-Times Most Ohio Derailment Evacuees Allowed Back Home TIME (WILLARD, Ohio) — Most of the estimated 425 families evacuated after a train derailment and chemical spill were allowed to return home Thursday. About three dozen homes closest to the scene of Tuesday night's derailment remained off-limits and residents ... Railroad car in Ohio derailment known to be unsafe and prone to ruptureNBCNews.com (blog) Ohio train derailment model has troubled historyABC7Chicago.com Most families returned home on ThanksgivingBucyrus Telegraph Forum FOX19 all 590 news articles »
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Javier Lopez: ‘I’m happy to be back in San Francisco’ — three-year deal with Giants done, pending physical
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
By John Shea Two days after GM Brian Sabean said the Giants were “fully engaged” in contract talks and one day after assistant GM Bobby Evans said the sides were “close,” an agreement was reached today on a three-year contract for reliever Javier Lopez, the Giants announced moments ago. The deal will be official when Lopez has his physical, scheuled for Tuesday in San Francisco. With $13 million earmarked for Lopez, the Giants have committed $161 million to four players since season’s end, including $90 million to Hunter Pence, $35 million to Tim Lincecum and $23 million to Tim Hudson. Lopez, 36, posted a 1.83 ERA in 69 outings last season and Read More
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Tim Hudson on the Oakland A’s
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
By John Shea So Tim Hudson, who signed with the Giants for two years and $23 million, made a case for returning to the A’s, the team for whom he played his first six seasons. “Oakland was a place I very seriously considered,” he said. “You’d be foolish not to want to play for a winner like that. They have a good ballclub over there and a front office that tries to do whatever it takes to win.” As Hudson said on Tuesday, signing with the Giants was about staying in the National League,  pitching in a nice park in front of a packed house and getting deep into the Read More
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Newest Giant Tim Hudson: ‘I feel I can pitch toward the top of any rotation’
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
By John Shea The Tim Hudson signing (two years, $23 million) was announced today, and the pitcher appeared on a conference call along with GM Brian Sabean, assistant GM Bobby Evans, president Larry Baer and manager Bruce Bochy. Hudson said several times he’s excited about joining the Giants, especially because it’s a chance to remain in the National League and pitch in a nice park for what he believes will be a contender. He said he got emotional over the A’s interest and praised GM Billy Beane but said the Giants were the right fit. The only Giant he has played with is Marco Scutaro, in Oakland. Hudson said it’s Read More
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Giants reach deal with Tim Hudson
Yahoo News - over 3 years
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Hudson is headed back to the Bay Area.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Hudson
  • 2015
    Age 39
    On September 26, 2015, Hudson started against Zito and the Athletics in a matchup that was arranged as a tribute to the A's "Big Three" of the early 2000s.
    More Details Hide Details Both pitchers received lengthy standing ovations from the sold-out Oakland Coliseum crowd (which included the third Big Three member, Mulder) upon leaving the game. Hudson is a sinkerballer, using that pitch about half the time and at a speed of 87-91 mph. His next-most used pitch is a cutter at 84–87. He expands his repertoire to left-handers with a curveball (75-77) and splitter (78-81). He also has a four-seam fastball (88-91 mph). His favored pitch with 2 strikes to right-handed hitters is his cutter, while he stays with the sinker to lefties. Hudson is married to the former Kim Bruner, whom he met while a student at Auburn. The couple have two daughters, Kennedie and Tess, and one son, Kade. They currently live in Auburn, Alabama. Hudson is a Christian. Hudson has spoken about his faith saying, "It's been one of those things, where anybody that's played a sport at the professional level there's always a lot of challenges. And the one thing that's always been a constant for me is Jesus Christ and my faith... And not only that, but just being an example for other players, my teammates, my friends from home. You know I think it's one of those things where you need to be a beacon of light and just shine on people."
    Following a 4-3 win against the Oakland Athletics on July 26, 2015, Hudson became the 15th pitcher in MLB history to register at least one win against all 30 current teams.
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    Prior to the 2015 season, Hudson stated it would likely be his last.
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    With a win against the Oakland A's on July 26, 2015, he has won a game against every team in the majors, the 15th pitcher to do so.
    More Details Hide Details Hudson is one of twenty-one pitchers in Major League history to win at least 200 games, strikeout 2,000 batters and have a win-loss percentage above .600. Of those twenty-one, fourteen are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
    Before retiring in 2015, Hudson was the winningest active Major League pitcher, as well as one of four active pitchers with at least 200 career wins.
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  • 2014
    Age 38
    Hudson started game 2 of the 2014 NLDS, a game that went 18 innings, Hudson also started the only other postseason game to go longer than 16 innings while on the Braves in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details On October 29, Hudson became the oldest pitcher to start Game 7 of the World Series. The Giants went on to win the game, 3–2, and the series, 4–3, over the Kansas City Royals, giving Hudson the first and only World Series ring of his 16-year career.
    On August 27, 2014 in a 4–2 team win over the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park, Hudson recorded his 2,000th career strikeout.
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  • 2013
    Age 37
    On November 18, 2013, Hudson agreed to a two-year, $23 million contract with the San Francisco Giants.
    More Details Hide Details Hudson set a franchise record by pitching 30 2/3 innings in the season before issuing a walk. The record was snapped on April 25 when he walked Carlos Santana. In his first year with the Giants, he was selected to participate in the All-Star Game. Accomplishing this feat, he has made the All-Star team at least once with every team he has pitched for.
    This resulted in an ankle fracture that ended Hudson's 2013 season.
    More Details Hide Details After the season, Hudson became a free agent. His record with the Braves was 113–72 with an ERA of 3.56.
    On July 24, 2013, Hudson was pitching a 4-hit shutout against the New York Mets when Eric Young, Jr., who was trying to beat a throw to first base, accidentally stepped on Hudson's leg above the ankle.
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    On April 30, 2013, Hudson became the 113th major league pitcher to reach 200 wins, with an 8-1 victory over the Washington Nationals at Turner Field.
    More Details Hide Details Hudson went 7 innings, giving up only 3 hits and 1 run while recording 6 strikeouts and 2 walks. Hudson also went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and a home run.
  • 2012
    Age 36
    On October 30, 2012, Hudson had his $9 million option exercised by the Braves.
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    Hudson went 16–7 with a 3.62 ERA in 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    On July 15, 2011, Hudson was the winning pitcher in the Braves' 10,000th win in franchise history.
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    On June 20, 2011, in Atlanta, Hudson hit his second career home run, a two-run home run which provided the only scoring of the game in a 2–0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
    More Details Hide Details On the same day, he got his 1,600th strikeout in the top of the fifth inning against J. P. Arencibia.
  • 2010
    Age 34
    On October 5, 2010, Hudson was awarded the 2010 NL Comeback Player of the Year award.
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    On August 28, 2010 against the Florida Marlins, Hudson set a career high in strikeouts with 13.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    On November 12, 2009, Hudson signed a $28 million, three-year extension with the Braves with a $9 million option for a fourth year.
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    He gave up only two runs and earned his first win of the 2009 season.
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    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/braves/stories/2009/07/02/tim_hudson_braves.html After completing several minor league rehab sessions, Hudson returned to the Atlanta Braves starting pitching rotation on September 1, 2009.
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    On July 2, 2009, he threw a 90-pitch bullpen session and Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox said: "He's ready to go....
    More Details Hide Details He's really come along. He's got major-league stuff right now, his normal stuff." But Cox added that the Braves would not rush the timetable on Hudson's return, which was scheduled for mid- to late-August. Hudson's first minor-league rehab start was tentatively scheduled for July 19 at Class A Myrtle Beach.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    On August 2, 2008, Hudson revealed that he would undergo Tommy John ligament transplant surgery on his pitching elbow, and missed the remainder of the 2008 season.
    More Details Hide Details He started the season on the 60-day DL, and did not play prior to the All Star break.
  • 2007
    Age 31
    On April 29, 2007, both Hudson's grandmother and St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Josh Hancock, his college teammate at Auburn, died.
    More Details Hide Details He drew his grandmother's initials on the pitcher's mound before his next start, and wore them on his spikes. He also sewed Hancock's initials (JH) on his jersey. He pitched 8 innings, giving up 2 earned runs against the Philadelphia Phillies. He did not get a decision, but the Braves ultimately won, 5–2.
    Hudson is one of only 7 ballplayers who pitched in the NL in 2007 who won at least 12 games in each year from 2004–07, the others being Carlos Zambrano, Greg Maddux, Roy Oswalt, Jason Marquis, Derek Lowe, and Jeff Suppan.
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  • 2006
    Age 30
    His second season with the Braves was disappointing. He posted career-highs in losses (12) and ERA (4.86) in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to his earlier form in however, finishing with a 16–10 record and a 3.33 ERA. He was in the midst of a 9-game winning streak, the second of his career, at one point in the season. Hudson struck out a career-high 12 batters on April 25 against the Florida Marlins.
    In January, Hudson was named to the Team USA roster for the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
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  • 2005
    Age 29
    Before the season, Hudson was traded to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Charles Thomas, Dan Meyer and Juan Cruz. On August 6, 2005, Hudson won his 100th career game, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 8–1.
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  • 2004
    Age 28
    In 2004, Hudson failed to pitch 30 games due to injury.
    More Details Hide Details He went 12–6 in 27 starts. Hudson's record while with the A's was 92 wins, 39 losses, and an ERA of 3.30.
  • 2001
    Age 25
    Over the course of the next three seasons, Hudson's records were 18-9 in 2001, 15–9 in 2002 and 16–7 in 2003 with a career low 2.70 ERA.
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  • 2000
    Age 24
    In 2000, he posted a career-high 20 victories along with a 4.14 ERA for Oakland.
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  • 1999
    Age 23
    He made his Major League debut with a five inning start on June 8, 1999 against the San Diego Padres, where he allowed three earned runs in a game the Athletics eventually lost 5–3.
    More Details Hide Details He recorded his first career win in his next start, on June 13 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed only one run in seven innings of the 9–3 victory. In his rookie season, Hudson had an 11–2 mark and finished 5th in the AL Rookie of the Year vote. He became a member of Oakland's so-called "Big Three", along with left-handed pitchers Mark Mulder and Barry Zito.
  • 1994
    Age 18
    Hudson was drafted by the Oakland Athletics twice, in the 35th round of the 1994 MLB Draft and again in the 6th round of the 1997 MLB draft, signing in 1997.
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  • 1993
    Age 17
    Hudson attended Glenwood School in Phenix City, Alabama where in his senior season he led the team to the 1993 AISA state championship.
    More Details Hide Details He finished his high school career with a 12–1 record and a 1.78 ERA. Despite his record, Hudson was considered undersized by scouts at 6'0" tall and 160 pounds and was not drafted nor was he offered a scholarship to a major college. Hudson decided to attend a local two-year college, Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC). In, his freshman year at CVCC, he earned First-team All American honors while leading his team to the AJCCC Division II championship. He also led CVCC team in batting average (.385), home runs (9), RBI (42), wins (10–2), strikeouts (76), and was second on the team with a 2.76 ERA. As a sophomore, he was named Second-team All American and set a school and conference record with 117 strikeouts which also led the nation. As a hitter, Hudson batted .345 with 5 home runs, and 29 RBI. His sophomore season ERA of 1.95 was the team and conference best.
  • 1975
    Born on July 14, 1975.
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