Former Auburn baseball player Tim Hudson became the 110th Major League Baseball pitcher to win 200 career games as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals, 8-1, on Tuesday night at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Hudson, who was a sixth-round draft pick out of Auburn in 1997 after winning the Rotary Smith Award as the nation's top player, threw seven innings in the win, allowing three hits and striking out six. The veteran right-hander also helped himself at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a fifth-inning solo home run. He is the third active player to reach the milestone, joining Andy Pettitte (248 wins) and Roy Halladay (201).
Hudson, who played at Auburn in 1996 and 1997 and helped the team to a College World Series appearance in '97, won number 200 in his third try, but his first in front of the home fans. He is now 200-105 in 15 big league seasons with the Oakland A's (1999-2004) and Braves (2005-present).
Hudson is the first former Southeastern Conference pitcher to collect 200 career MLB wins.
(courtesy: Auburn Sports Information)
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