Anderson elected to O's Hall of Fame

Outfielder stole club record 307 bases

Umpires attendant Tyler also honored

April 07, 2004|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

Brady Anderson, who stole a club record 307 bases in 14 season, was elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame today.

Anderson, who played outfield for the Orioles from 1988 through 2001, will be formally inducted in pre-game ceremonies on August 21, before the Orioles' 4:35 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

In addition to being the all-time leader in stolen bases, Anderson is the Orioles' single-season home run leader with 50 in 1996. He ranks 2nd on the club's all-time list in triples (64) and walks (927), 4th in hits (1,614), runs (1,044), doubles (329) and extra base hits (602), 5th in home runs (209) and total bases (2,698), and 6th in RBI (744) and games (1,759).

Acquired by the Orioles during the 1988 season from Boston with Curt Schilling in exchange for another Orioles Hall of Fame member, Mike Boddicker, Anderson was named to the American League All-Star team three times, in 1992 and 1996-97. After his release following the 2001 season, Anderson played briefly for the Cleveland Indians in 2002 and finished his career with AAA Portland last year. He now lives in Southern California.

The Orioles also announced Ernie Tyler as the recipient of the Herb Armstrong Award, presented to non-uniformed personnel who have made significant contributions to the ballclub and the game of baseball. Tyler is the Orioles' longtime umpires attendant, and has not missed a home game in 44 seasons.

Originally published April 7, 2004, 4:08 PM EDT

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