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Special honors between baskets for Waldrop


Introduced as “the most honored baseball player to graduate from Farragut High School,” minor league baseball millionaire Kyle Waldrop (left) was formally presented his 2004 state and national high school honors during a brief ceremony at halftime of the Bearden-Farragut varsity boys basketball game Friday, Jan. 21, in Farragut’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium.

In addition to the Louisville Slugger bat Waldrop holds — signifying his choice as an All-American by Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger, the 19-year-old Minnesota Twins organization pitcher — the 25th overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft — was presented his other honors in a special package. Presented by FHS head baseball coach Tommy Pharr and created by the FHS Dugout Club, the framed plaque holds some of Waldrop’s other honors such as All-American recognition by Baseball America, ABCA/Rawlings and EA Sports/Student Sports. Ranked by one publication as the No. 6 prospect in the entire Twins organization, Waldrop was also recognized as the 2004 Tennessee State Player of the Year by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association, Louisville Slugger and Pro-Line. TCBA, Tennessee Sports Writers Association and Tennessee Baseball Report also recognized him as an All-state selection.

 

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