Thanks to Baylor University Athletic Department
(7-1-22) Jay County 2008 grad Josh Ludy has been named to the Baylor University Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
Joining Ludy in the latest group to be inducted will be Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, Jeremy Alcorn (men’s golf), Taylor Barnes Fallon (volleyball), Demond “Tweety” Carter (men’s basketball), Doak Field (football), Gary Kafer (track & field) and Quentin Iglehart-Summers (track & field).
A career .287 hitter with five homers going into his senior season, Ludy had a monster final year to earn first-team All-America and Big 12 Player of the Year honors in 2012. In the “Feed the Beaver” season, he hit .362 with a Big 12-best 16 home runs and 71 RBIs in leading the Bears to a conference-record 24-game winning streak, a Big 12 title and one win away from the College World Series.
Starting 62 of Baylor’s 66 games that season at catcher, Ludy also was named a Johnny Bench Award semifinalist and selected to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team. An eighth-round draft pick by Philadelphia, he played two years in the Phillies’ organization and finished his six-year pro career hitting 42 homers in four seasons with the independent-league River City (Mo.) Cats.
At Jay County he played baseball and tennis. Josh was All-conference and All-State Honorable mention in Tennis during his senior year. Josh was All-Conference in baseball all 4 years, and made All-state in baseball during his senior year. He also was a member of the Portland Rockets.
Organized in 1960, the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes and honors individuals whose participation and contributions have enriched and strengthened the university’s athletics program. Student-athletes are required to wait 10 years after completing their eligibility before they can be nominated for the Hall of Fame.