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<tr style="background:#0f437c;"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Selected MLB statistics (through 2006 season)</th></tr> <tr><th style="text-align:right">Earned run average  </th><td>  3.53</td></tr> <tr><th style="text-align:right">Win-loss  </th><td>  119-60</td></tr> <tr><th style="text-align:right">Strikeouts  </th><td>  1,155</th></tr> <tr style="background:#af0039;"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;"> Teams</th></tr> <tr><td colspan="2">
Tim Hudson
Atlanta Braves — No. 15
Starting pitcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 8, 1999 for the Oakland Athletics

Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Atlanta Braves (since 2005). Previously, Hudson played for the Oakland Athletics (1999-2004). He bats and throws right-handed.

In an eight-season career, Hudson has compiled a 119-60 record with 1,155 strikeouts and a 3.53 ERA in 1651.0 innings with the Oakland Athletics and the Atlanta Braves.

Hudson played two seasons as a collegiate player at Auburn University where he is still at or near the top of many school records. In 1997 he played all 65 games for the Tigers while both pitching and playing outfield. That season, he hit .396 with 18 home runs and 95 RBI. As a pitcher, he finished 15-2 with a 2.97 ERA to earn SEC Player of the Year and consensus All-American honors. He was drafted by Oakland in the 6th round of the 1997 amateur draft.

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. His most productive season came in 2000, when he posted career-high 20 victories. The next four years he won 18, 15, 16 and 12, being selected an All-Star in 2000 and 2004.

Before the 2005 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.

In January 2006, Hudson was named to the Team USA roster for the 2006 World Baseball Classic.


  • Professional
    • Major League record for the longest streak of 10 or more wins and 9 or fewer losses in a season (7 straight from 1999-2005)
    • Two-time All-Star (2000, 2004)
    • 3-time Top 10 in American League Cy Young Award voting (2000-01, 2003)
    • Led MLB in winning percentage (2000)
    • Led AL in wins (20, 2000)
    • Led AL in games started (35, 2001)
    • Twiced led AL in shutouts (2003-04)
    • Twice second in AL in shutouts (2000, 2002)
    • 4-time 15-game winner (2000-03)
    • 3-time Athletics' Opening-Day starter (from 2001-04)
    • Has had a winning record in each season he's been in the majors (1999-current)
    • Pitched two complete-game one-hitters: August 28, 2000, against the Chicago White Sox and May 1, 2006, against the Colorado Rockies.
  • College
    • Won Rotary Smith Award (1997)
    • Consensus All-American (1997)
    • NCAA East Regional Tournament MVP (1997)
    • SEC Player of the Year (1997)
    • All-SEC, both pitcher and outfielder (1997)
    • ABCA All-South Region, both pitcher and outfielder (1997)
    • Letterman (1996-97)
    • Led NCAA in winning games (15, 1997)
  • High School
    • Finished varsity career with a 12-1 record and a 1.78 ERA

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