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Scoring position: A man buys his hometown team
Summer 2012
In the 1970s, when Mikal Thomsen ’79 was a budding business student at WSU, he earned his tuition by compiling the stats for the football, basketball, and baseball teams. The job not only let him parlay an interest in numbers and sports into ...
Categories: Athletics, Business
Tags: Baseball, Tacoma


John E. Olerud ’65—Science is a lot like baseball
Summer 2012
Whether he’s studying how wounds heal or he’s tagging a runner out at home plate, John E. Olerud ’65 knows two techniques to succeed: work hard and stick with it.Olerud credits those lessons to the man who recruited him to Washington Stat...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics, Health sciences
Tags: Baseball, Dermatology, Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award, Doctors


A Coug’s Numbers, A Hollywood Story
Winter 2011
By traditional baseball standards, Scott Hatteberg’s big league days were numbered.He had been a Cougar standout, team captain, Most Valuable Player, and catcher for future All-Star Aaron Sele, with whom he went to the Red Sox in 1991. But ...
Categories: Alumni, Mathematics, Athletics
Tags: Statistics, Sabermetrics, Moneyball, Baseball


John Olerud x’88: Faith, Hope, and Horses
Winter 2011
 John Olerud was not enamored with New York City during his playing days with the Toronto Blue Jays. “Every time we went there and played I was so intimidated by the city.” he recalls. “I just thought, man, it was just a matter of tim...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Disabilities, Major League Baseball, Baseball


Tools for training
Fall 2010
Early one afternoon in June, former head football coach Jim Walden drops by the newly-renovated WSU Athletics weight room to check in on the project.Just a few students are w...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Athletic facilities, Weight training, Rowing, Baseball


Dave Edler - "A real tough kid"
Fall 2008
During his years as a Cougar baseball player, Dave Edler got chewed out many times by Bobo Brayton for his wild and headstrong ways. Once, Brayton caught his young star using marijuana. Edler told the coach that his father didn't mind. "...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Baseball, Politicians


Baseball's my game
Summer 2007
"Bobo's my name, baseball's my game," says Frederick Charles "Bobo" Brayton as he sits down across from me. His face crinkles into a grin. "That's what I tell everybody."At age 81, Brayton doesn't appear intimidating--former Washington State Unive...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Baseball


Kelly Smith
Spring 2006
You don't want to be around him when he loses...Kelly Smith harbors such desire to win, that the coach gets testy for days before an ordinary baseball game. From the first pitch to the last, he's usually demonstrative, typically pessimistic, and o...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Coach, Baseball


Baseball is a Family
Spring 2005
We hear about his time with the Padres; about teammates Dave Winfield, Willie McCovey, and Tito Fuentes; how he'd faced Hank Aaron and Johnny Bench and Pete Rose and Joe Morgan; and how a tear of his rotator cuff had brought an end to his major league career.
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Baseball


Brayton has his day in the sun, as WSU retires his number
Fall 2003
Dan Wodrich couldn't attend Bobo Brayton's banquet. He wanted to be there when Washington State University honored its winningest coach May 24 by retiring baseball jersey  no. 14. He played second base for Brayton in 1977-80, fulfilling a dre...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Coach, Baseball


Mooney banking on improved pitching
Spring 2002
Good pitching is like money in the bank. It’s there when you need it, and it can carry you over the rough spots.That’s the philosophy of Washington State University baseball coach Tim Mooney.Last season, Mooney’s first at WSU, quality pitchin...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Baseball


Mariner Mania
Winter 2001
“You kinda have to pinch yourself every day.” —Alex WoodEVERYONE LOVES A WINNER. Home attendance at Seattle’s 47,116-seat Safeco Field exceeded three million in 2001. Baseball fans arrived early. They came to watch batting practice, se...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Baseball, Seattle Mariners