Dodgers News: Trevor Bauer Elected to UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame
Trevor Bauer

Less than a year after taking home the 2020 National League Cy Young Award, Trevor Bauer has been recognized with yet another prestigious honor. On Tuesday, one night after a strong outing against the San Francisco Giants, Bauer was elected into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

The UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1984 and honors the university’s most accomplished athletes. Student-athletes become eligible for the Hall of Fame 10 years after competing at UCLA.

The Los Angeles Dodgers star joins seven Bruins in this year’s Hall of Fame class, the other individuals being Jeanette Bolden (track & field), Tiffany Joh (women’s golf), Megan Langenfeld (softball), Marcedes Lewis (football), Tracy Murray (men’s basketball), Keiko Price (women’s swimming & diving), and Kate Richardson (gymnastics).

Bauer played three seasons for the Bruins and put together as impressive a resume as any collegiate pitcher. After a standout debut season, he was named the 2009 National Freshman Pitcher of the Year and earned the first of his three All-American selections.

Bauer’s greatest feat at UCLA came in his junior year, when he took home the 2011 Golden Spikes Award, an annual honor bestowed upon the best amateur baseball player in the country. Other notable players to earn the award are Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper and Buster Posey.

Throughout his illustrious three years in Westwood, Bauer accumulated a 34-8 record and a 2.36 ERA. He ranks second for strikeouts in program history with 1,416 and holds the team’s single-season record with 203. He is the only Bruin to eclipse the 200 strikeout mark in a single season.

Bauer joins prestigious list of Dodgers in UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame

The Dodgers’ clubhouse now features two Bruin Hall of Famers, as manager Dave Roberts was inducted in 2020. Overall, Bauer is the seventh Dodger to earn the honor.

Prior to Roberts’ induction, the most recent Dodger to earn the honor was former fan favorite Chase Utley, who was named to two All-Pac-10 teams in his three collegiate seasons.

Eric Karros, who ranks third all-time in home runs for the Dodgers, was elected in 1998.

The most impressive name among Dodgers in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame is MLB Hall of Fame infielder Jackie Robinson. Robinson was an all-around athlete at UCLA, letting in baseball, football, basketball and track.

Tim Leary, who played a big role in the Dodgers’ 1988 World Series run, was elected to the Bruins’ Hall of Fame in 1991. Former infielder Todd Zeile was inducted in 2008.

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