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Jeffrey Bryan Hammonds

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Jeffrey Hammonds was a teammate of Mike Mussina at Stanford University. He was selected as Baseball America's Freshman of the Year in 1990, batting .355 with 48 stolen bases. He had a 37-game hitting streak that tied him with Clemson University's Brian Kowitz for longest of the season.

Hammonds competed for the United States at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and batted .414 in the Games. Hammonds was looked at as a potential #1 pick overall in the 1992 amateur draft, but his contract demands were too high and scared off the [1992 Astros|Houston Astros]], Cleveland Indians and Montreal Expos. The Baltimore Orioles took Hammonds 4th overall and awarded him with a $975,000 signing bonus, the second-highest ever at that point. He was the first 1992 draftee to make the majors, a little over a year after the draft, and had a double and two-run home run in his first start.

His brother, Reggie Hammonds, played in the minors in the 1980s.

As of 2007, he had re-enrolled at Stanford and was finishing up his degree in History.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (2000)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1997 & 2000)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (2000)

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