Paul Molitor elected to National College Baseball Hall of Fame
Former All-American infielder for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Paul Molitor, will be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020.
"We are happy to recognize another outstanding group," Mike Gustafson, president and CEO of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, said Thursday. "This class touches so many levels of college baseball."
Molitor will become the second Gopher player and third member of the Minnesota Baseball program to be enshrined in the hall, joining Dave Winfield (2006) and Dick Siebert (2007).
Molitor is already a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. From 1975-1977, he batted .350 with 18 home runs, 11 triples, 159 hits, 245 total bases, 112 runs scored, 99 RBI and 52 stolen bases. He was named a First Team All-American and First Team All-Big Ten recipient in both 1976 and 1977.
He went on to be drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1977 MLB Draft and played 21 years in the MLB, collecting 3,319 hits, which is ninth most all-time in MLB history. He was also a seven-time All-Star and World Series MVP in 1993 as part of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 2020 College Baseball Hall of Fame class is set to be inducted in a virtual ceremony later this month.