Thursday, January 7, 2010

Interesting Fact of the Day: Which SEC Coach was Drafted by the Atlanta Braves

In the thirteenth round of the 1982 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, the Atlanta Braves selected a 6'2'' high school shortstop from Ohio. That player is none other than Florida Head Coach (or Coach in Waiting or Former Head Coach or Whatever) Urban Meyer. Meyer spent two years in the Braves farm system, compiling a whopping .182 batting average in 44 games. After failing to get out of the Gulf Coast League (Rookie Level), Meyer gave up his baseball career.

Coach Richt: ".182, that's just pathetic."

You can check out Meyer's stats here.


Andy Coleman said...

I met him when I was a coach and he was recruiting Keith Wells. He came into summer training one morning at like 5am. The dude is in darn good shape. Too bad he can't hit the broad side of a barn!

MT said...

i wonder what the odds are someone could dig up a rookie ball card of corch meyers... i'm sure they existed back then