No. 19: Brian Anderson, LHP, Kansas City Royals
Brian James Anderson and his wife Anna reside in Moreland Hills, Ohio…graduated from Geneva High (Ohio) in 1990…parents, Jim and Janice, still reside in Geneva…lettered twice in basketball, 3 times in golf, and was a 4-year letterman in baseball at Geneva…”Brian Anderson Day” was held in Geneva on Nov. 7, 1996…In 3 seasons at Wright State University in Dayton, he compiled a career mark of 28-8 with 4 saves and a 2.23 ERA in 46 games (39 starts)…was was selected as Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher and Player of the Year in 1992 after posting a 12-3 mark…Went 10-1 with a 1.14 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) in 1993…walked just 6 batters in 95.0 IP…was a 1st Team All-American according to Mizuno and Baseball America and was named to the GTE All-American Team…Was a finalist for the 1993 Golden Spike Award given to the nation’s best collegiate player…was inducted into Wright State’s Hall of Fame and had his number 34 retired, as well as earning the Distinguished Alumni Award…Despite his Ohio ties, Brian is a die-hard University of Nebraska football fan…participated in the 2004 Royals Caravan…Received the Steve Palermo Award from The Baseball Assistance Team for his courageous efforts, along with then teammate Carl Sadler, in apprehending a purse snatcher in 2003. Player Profile and Stats >]]>
<![CDATA[Despite coming from Ohio and still living there in the offseason, I am a die-hard University of Nebraska football fan. Expect a few words about the Huskers here on occasion.