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Former Wildcat Brian Anderson Called Up By Chicago White Sox
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 15, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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            TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Former Arizona All-American outfielder Brian Anderson is scheduled to make his Major League debut with the Chicago White Sox tonight after getting called up from AAA Charlotte (S.C.) earlier today. Anderson’s big league appearance Monday night against the Minnesota Twins will make him the 54th former Wildcat to play at the highest level of professional baseball.

 

            “I’m very happy for Brian and his family,” Arizona head coach Andy Lopez said. “Any time a former student-athlete that played for you succeeds, whether on the field or just in life in general, you get excited for them.”

 

            A three-year starter for UA from 2001-03, Anderson was selected by Chicago with its first overall selection in the 2003 First Year Player Draft. Before getting called up by the parent club, he was batting .295 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 111 games at Charlotte.

 

            A career .342 hitter at Arizona, Anderson capped of his junior year in 2003 by being named second-team All-America by Baseball America and to third-team All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball and the ABCA after helping lead the Wildcats to their first NCAA postseason appearance since 1998.

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