May 23, 2012
#SunDevilNation reacts to Kole Calhoun becoming the 100th Sun Devil to play Major League Baseball
OAKLAND, Calif. - Former Arizona State outfielder Kole Calhoun became the 100th Sun Devil to play Major League Baseball after making his debut for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. Calhoun entered the game against the Oakland Athletics in right field in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The 100 players Arizona State has sent to the Major Leagues is tied with the University of Texas and the University of Southern California for the most all-time, and is the most of any school since 1959, the year baseball became a varsity sport at ASU. There are currently eight former Sun Devils on active Major League Baseball rosters, including Arizona Diamondback Willie Bloomquist, two-time All-Star Andre Ethier and 2008 American League Most Valuable Player Dustin Pedroia.
@ASU_Baseball Barry Bonds came to one of my H.S. baseball practices in 1985. Our coach was Bobby's roommate in the minors.-- Chris Votroubek (@chrisvot) May 23, 2012
Calhoun's first big league hit is a double and I'm not surprised whatsoever by that @ASU_Baseball-- Brendan Cunningham (@bcunningham25) May 23, 2012
Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) May 23, 2012
We asked #SunDevilNation who their favorite ASU Major Leaguer was and why:
@ASU_Baseball Reggie Jackson. Legen. 'Nuff said.-- Thomas Weintraub (@akaJoban) May 23, 2012
@ASU_Baseball BarryBonds...nuff said-- Big Jeff (@BIG_JC_33) May 23, 2012
@ASU_Baseball BLOOOOOM!!!-- Tanner Jobe (@TannerBJobe) May 23, 2012
@ASU_Baseball pedroia or bloomquist-- Aaron Jobe (@aaronjobie7) May 23, 2012
@ASU_Baseball There are just too many to pick just one, but best name hands down goes to Oddibe McDowell.-- Jeremy Bradshaw (@devilgrad03) May 23, 2012
@ASU_Baseball pedroia. Love the way he plays.-- Ryan (@ryankaboly) May 23, 2012
@ASU_Baseball Definitely Pedroia I'm not a red sox fan but always want him to do good.!-- Harrison hanna (@harrison_hanna) May 23, 2012