The file on Tim Hudson
Timothy Adam Hudson was born in Columbus, Georgia. Hudson enrolled at Glenwood High School, where he finished with a 12-1 record and a 1.78 ERA as a member of the varsity team. Due to his small build, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound pitcher was not scouted by any pro teams. Hudson eventually received a Division-I scholarship to Auburn after playing at Chattahoochee Valley Community College.
The 'Big Three'
After two seasons at Auburn, Tim Hudson was drafted by the A's in the sixth round of 1997 MLB Amateur Draft. After moving steadily through the minors, he made his major league debut on June 8, 1999 at the age of 23. He was the first of the "Big Three" to reach the big leagues. Mark Mulder and Barry Zito would join him in 2000. After going 11-2 with a 3.23 ERA in 21 starts, Hudson finished fifth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting
Hudson announces presence
Coming off a strong rookie season, Hudson followed that up in 2000 with the one of the best seasons of his career. In 32 starts, he finished with a career-high 20 wins and finished second in the AL Cy Young voting to Boston's Pedro Martinez, who posted a 1.74 ERA that season.
Hudson's Oakland career
Hudson pitched six seasons for the A's, compiling a 92-39 record and a 3.30 ERA in 183 starts. He made two All-Star teams while pitching for Oakland, and finished sixth in Cy Young voting in 2001 and fourth in 2003.
A's trade Hudson
On December 16, 2004, the A's dealt Hudson to the Atlanta Braves for Juan Cruz, Dan Meyer and Charles Thomas. Hudson spent nine seasons in Atlanta, where he won 113 games, including the 200th game of his career. He was selected to the 2010 NL All-Star team and finished fourth in the Cy Young voting that season.
Elbow surgery for Huddy
In August of 2008, the Tommy John bug bit Hudson. He was forced to miss the remainder of that season and did not return until September 1, 2009. He faced pitched 5.1 innings, gave up six hits and two earned runs while striking out five in a win over the Marlins.
On July 24, 2013, while pitching in the eighth inning against the Mets, Hudson suffered a fractured ankle after Eric Young Jr. stepped on Hudson's foot in an attempt to beat a throw to first base. The injury would end Hudson's season and would be the last time he would put on a Braves uniform.
Hudson joins Giants
On November 18, 2013, Hudson signed a two-year, $23 million deal with the Giants. In his first season in San Francisco, Hudson made 31 starts and posted a 9-13 record with a 3.57 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 189.1 innings. He was selected to his fourth NL All-Star team after compiling a 2.87 ERA in the first half of the season.
Hudson climbs the mountain
After never making it past the NL Division Series in six previous tries, Tim Hudson finally got past the first round in 2014. The veteran helped the Giants win their third World Series in five seasons. In four postseason starts, Hudson gave up 10 earned runs in 21 innings pitched. He started Game 7 of the World Series, but was knocked out after giving up two runs in 1.2 innings. No matter, as the Giants went on to win the game 3-2.
Hudson's last hurrah
Prior to the 2015 season, Tim Hudson announced it would be the final year of his career. On July 26, Hudson pitched five innings against the A's and picked up the first win of his career over his former team. He became the 15 pitcher in major league history to record a win against all 30 teams.