Pitt baseball standout Joe Leonard picked up an award nomination - the John Olerud two-way Player of the Year Award
. Not only have I never heard of this award, I never knew John Olerud was a pitcher. Leonard is continuing a pretty good year:
On the year, Leonard holds a .452 batting average in a 186 at-bats. He has accumulated 57 RBI’s, seven home runs and 20 doubles, along with a 3.60 ERA and seven saves.
I'm sorry, but everytime I hear John Olerud's name, the first thing I think of is the old Rickey Henderson story
. It may not be true, but I still laugh out loud every time I hear it.