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PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Brad BardinC6-1 205 R-R 1975-05-27 Abilene,Texas Ind1997-1999-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Christian BartholomewP5-10 195 R-R 1993-01-16 Abilene,Texas NCAA2013-2016-   Jesuit College Prep (Dallas,TX)Wake Forest U.  
Lane BourlandC5-10 180 B-R 1997-04-11 Abilene,Texas NCAA2017-2018-   Wylie (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Caleb BrownP6-2 195 B-L 1976-04-27 Abilene,Texas Ind1995-1998-
1995-31- 865-HOU
Wylie (Abilene,TX)Howard Col  
Jerrod CarrollIF-OF5-10 174 R-R Abilene,Texas NCAA2007-2007-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)Arkansas  
Cooper ChandlerP6-2 190 R-R 1999-- Abilene,Texas NCAA2018-2018-   Wakeland (Frisco,TX)Pepperdine U.  
Chris ChurchillC   - 1981-- Abilene,Texas --
Abilene (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Paul CiancioloP6-4 225 R-R 1986-03-05 Abilene,Texas NCAA2008-2009-   Fort Dorchester (Charleston,SC)Penn St  
Payton CoffmanP6-3 210 R-R 1997-02-06 Abilene,Texas NCAA2017-2017-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)Texas-Arlington, Cisco Junior Col  
Paul DarnellP6-6 205 B-L 1976-06-04 Abilene,Texas AAA1998-2004-
1999-11- 338-CIN
  Tarleton St  
Odis DoltonOF6-4 220 R-R 1980-04-03 Abilene,Texas Rk1999-2000-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)  
Lee DriggersCOACH5-9 190 R-R 1950-09-06 Abilene,Texas --
1968-63- 905-LAN
Colonial (Orlando,FL)Central Florida  
Miles DurhamOF6-3 195 L-R 1978-08-19 Abilene,Texas A1998-2002-
1997- 7- 228-LAN
Cooper (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U.  
Robert DurhamOF6-3 195 L-R 1978-08-19 Abilene,Texas Rk2000-2000-
2000- 5- 138-DET
  Texas Tech U.  
Trey ForkerwaySS5-10 180 R-R 1971-05-17 Abilene,Texas AA1993-1998-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)Oklahoma, Texas Tech U.  
Kerr FosterP6-4 240 L-R 1984-11-07 Abilene,Texas NCAA2005-2008-   Athens (Athens,TX)Baylor U., Utah  
Caleb FreemanP6-3 205 R-R 1998-- Abilene,Texas NCAA2017-2018-   Cooper (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U.  
Jimmy FrushP6-4 195 R-R 1975-01-22 Abilene,Texas A-1994-1997-
1997-19- 566-PHI
Cooper (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U.  
Bill GilbrethP6-0 180 L-L 1947-09-03 Abilene,Texas MLB1969-19741971-1974
1969- 3-  67-DET
Abilene (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Jerry GriderP6-3 178 R-R 1970-10-28 Abilene,Texas --
Cooper (Abilene,TX)  
Brian GrubbsP6-0 175 L-L 1976-12-12 Abilene,Texas --
Cooper (Abilene,TX)  
Tyler HaileIF5-8 150 R-R 1986-- Abilene,Texas NCAA2006-2006-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)Dallas Baptist U.  
Chris HallIF5-8 172 R-R 1988-04-20 Abilene,Texas NCAA2007-2008-   Cooper (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U.  
Rusty Hamric2B6-0 175 R-R 1958-02-06 Abilene,Texas AAA1979-1985-
1979-10- 254-PHI
  Hardin-Simmons U.  
Josh HarrisP6-0 205 R-R 1980-11-23 Abilene,Texas AA2003-2006-
  Texas A&M U.-Kingsville, Lamar U.  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Chuck Harrison1B5-10 190 R-R 1941-04-25 Abilene,Texas MLB1965-19711965-1971
1963-   UDFA-HOU
Abilene (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U.  
Robin HarrissC6-1 205 R-R 1971-08-07 Abilene,Texas AAA1993-2000-   San Angelo Central (San Angelo,TX)Texas Tech U.  
Kyle HellerC-SS5-10 205 R-R 1970-08-25 Abilene,Texas Ind1995-1996-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
John HerreraIF5-10 170 R-R 1978-12-13 Abilene,Texas NCAA2000-2001-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)New Mexico St  
Scott JenkinsP6-2 200 B-R 1973-02-05 Abilene,Texas Ind1995-1998-      
Dave JohnsonP6-1 183 R-R 1948-10-04 Abilene,Texas MLB1974-19781974-1978
1967- 5-  99-BAL
Cooper (Abilene,TX)  
Scot KinzlerP6-1 205 R-R 1995-09-01 Abilene,Texas NCAA2014-2015-   Brownwood (Brownwood,TX)Abilene Christian U., Ranger Col  
John LackeyP6-6 205 R-R 1978-10-23 Abilene,Texas MLB1998-20172002-2017
1999- 2-  68-ANA
Abilene (Abilene,TX)Grayson County Col, Texas-ArlingtonFree Agent  
Blake LemenIF6-0 167 L-R 1987-12-11 Abilene,Texas NCAA2007-2008-   Wylie (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U.  
Grady LittleC5-11 190 R-R 1950-03-03 Abilene,Texas AA1969-1973-
1968-15- 331-ATL
Garinger (Charlotte,NC)  
Grant LittleLF6-1 185 R-R 1997-07-08 Abilene,Texas A-2017-2018-
2018- 2-  74-SDN
Midland Christian (Midland,TX)Texas Tech U.MinorsSan Diego Padres (A-)
Phil LombardiC-OF6-2 200 R-R 1963-02-20 Abilene,Texas MLB1981-19891986-1989
1981- 3-  77-NYA
Kennedy (Granada Hills,CA)  
Louis MaberryP5-11 180 R-R 1970-12-06 Abilene,Texas A+1992-1997-
Cooper (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Mason MacnollOF5-10 176 L-L 1989-08-11 Abilene,Texas NCAA2009-2009-   Wylie (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U.  
Jameson MajP6-4 225 R-R 1985-10-22 Abilene,Texas A2007-2013-
Colfax (Colfax,WA)Abilene Christian U.  
John MalerP6-4 189 R-R 1988-11-05 Abilene,Texas NCAA2009-2011-   Big Pasture (Randlett,OK)Arkansas-Little Rock, Cowley Col  
Billy Martin1B6-2 225 R-R 1976-06-10 Abilene,Texas AAA1996-2005-
Wylie (Abilene,TX)Texas-Arlington  
Kelly MartinP6-4 195 R-R 1978-09-27 Abilene,Texas Ind1999-2003-
Arcadia (Phoenix,AZ)South Mountain CC  
Billy MitchellOF6-1 200 R-R 1963-10-15 Abilene,Texas A-1983-1984-
1983- 7- 177-CAL
Cooper (Abilene,TX)Howard Col  
Jon MorrisC6-4 205 R-R 1971-10-25 Abilene,Texas A1994-1994-
1994-17- 458-SDN
  Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Col, Northeastern St  
Conner NicholsC5-11 170 R-R 1996-09-18 Abilene,Texas --   Abilene (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Jonathan NicholsonP6-4 255 R-R 1996-- Abilene,Texas NCAA2016-2018-   Cooper (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U., Midland Col, Abilene Christian U.  
Carey PaigeP6-3 175 R-R 1974-03-02 Abilene,Texas AA1992-1998-
1992- 3-  89-ATL
Cooper (Abilene,TX)  
Mark PearsonIF-P6-3 195 R-R 1997-01-14 Abilene,Texas NCAA2016-2017-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Nate Recknagel1B6-2 220 R-R 1986-04-29 Abilene,Texas A+2005-2010-
2008-19- 591-CLE
Lake Orion (Lake Orion,MI)Oakland U., Michigan  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Adam RiddleOF6-1 200 R-R 1981-10-04 Abilene,Texas NCAA2002-2002-
Cooper (Abilene,TX)Nebraska, New Mexico Junior Col  
Brett RudrudeP6-3 195 R-R 1979-01-23 Abilene,Texas AA2001-2005-
2001-31- 933-BOS
Santana (Santee,CA)Cal St San Bernardino  
David RuotIF-P5-11 195 R-R 1996-10-29 Abilene,Texas NCAA2016-2018-   Cooper (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Cody SalyersOF5-10 175 R-R 1976-06-21 Abilene,Texas Ind1999-2001-     Texas Tech U.  
Jason SatreP6-1 180 R-R 1970-08-24 Abilene,Texas AAA1988-1996-
1988-27- 696-CIN
Abilene (Abilene,TX)  
Derek ScottOF-P6-0 185 L-L 1996-07-09 Abilene,Texas NCAA2016-2018-   Abilene (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Joe Shallenberger2B6-4 225 R-R 1980-05-23 Abilene,Texas Ind1999-2004-   Patrick Henry (Minneapolis,MN)Concordia Col  
Matt SherwoodP6-4 220 R-R 1971-09-20 Abilene,Texas NCAA1994-1994-
Abilene (Abilene,TX)Blinn Col, Texas A&M U.  
Bill ShoresP6-0 185 R-R 1904-05-26 Abilene,Texas MLB1928-19361928-1936      
Zach SmithIF5-11 166 R-R 1998-05-09 Abilene,Texas NCAA2018-2018-   Wylie (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
Cliff SuggsP   - 1967-- Abilene,Texas --
1985-23- 595-BOS
Cooper (Abilene,TX)  
Cole TownsendP6-3 220 L-L 1995-- Abilene,Texas NCAA2015-2018-   Wylie (Abilene,TX)Arkansas-Little Rock, Cisco Junior Col  
Jeff WalkerP6-3 200 L-L 1984-01-21 Abilene,Texas --
Abilene (Abilene,TX)Vernon Col, Pacific  
Joel Wells1B6-3 220 B-R 1983-10-21 Abilene,Texas --
2006-21- 634-NYN
Cooper (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.  
B.J. Wheeler2B6-1 205 R-R 1984-10-28 Abilene,Texas Ind2007-2009-   Cooper (Abilene,TX)Oklahoma City U., Clarendon Col  
Gibbs WilsonP6-2 170 R-R 1985-06-09 Abilene,Texas A2005-2006-
Abilene (Abilene,TX)Weatherford Col  

High Schools

High School NameLocationNickname

College and PRO Teams

Abilene Christian UniversityCollege BaseballNCAA
Hardin-Simmons UniversityCollege BaseballNCAA
McMurry UniversityCollege BaseballNCAA

Player/Team Statistics

2013Abilene Christian UniversityLone Star ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2014Abilene Christian University WildcatsSouthland ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2015Abilene Christian University WildcatsSouthland ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2016Abilene Christian University WildcatsSouthland ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2017Abilene Christian University WildcatsSouthland ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2018Abilene Christian University WildcatsSouthland ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2013Hardin-Simmons UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College
2014Hardin-Simmons UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College
2015Hardin-Simmons UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College
2016Hardin-Simmons UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College
2017Hardin-Simmons UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College
2018Hardin-Simmons UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College
2013McMurry UniversityHeartland ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2014McMurry UniversityHeartland ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2015McMurry UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College
2016McMurry UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College
2017McMurry UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College
2018McMurry UniversityAmerican Southwest ConferenceNCAA Div 3College

Ballparks and Stadiums

Stadium Name
Crutcher Scott Field
Walt Druggers Field