Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tim Hulett, 1993 Topps Gold #327

If you've been wondering what would become of the Hulett family name in the annals of Major League Baseball (and really, why wouldn't you be?), wonder no more. Tim Hulett, Jr., a.k.a. "Tug", made his big league debut in 2008 for the Seattle Mariners. The 2004 14th-round draft pick of the Texas Rangers didn't turn many heads with his .224 average in 49 at-bats, but he did hit his first career home run off of Cleveland's Anthony Reyes on August 30, sparking a 4-3 win for Seattle.

It really is great to see positive things happening for the Huletts. Tim was a valuable utility player for the O's for six years, and is currently managing in the Rangers organization. His Spokane Indians just won the Northwest League crown in his second year at the helm. Many Baltimore fans remember him as a quiet, classy guy who had to overcome personal tragedy in 1992, when his son (and Tug's younger brother) Sam was struck by a car and killed. Sam was only six years old. Though he never had a chance to follow his brother and father into the family business, or even to blaze his own trail, I'm sure he would be proud to see what his loved ones have acheived.

3 comments:

night owl said...

I'm so old. Hulett has a son playing in the majors? It seems like Hulett just retired yesterday.

dinged corners said...

This is wonderful to know. You bring humanity to little bits of cardboard. Thank you for telling us this sort of thing.

Kevin said...

Night Owl- Tell me about it. Think about how Jamie Moyer feels...he's probably pitched to several father-son duos (the Fielders, maybe the Boones and Griffeys...)

Patricia - Thanks :)