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Tim Hudson donated $1 million to Auburn baseball program

May 14, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

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Many college baseball programs depend on former players who’ve gone on to do well financially to help them stay afloat as other sports get more attention and funding. Here in Minnesota, for instance, Twins reliever Glen Perkins donated $125,000 to help get the Gophers a new field after their old one basically fell apart.

Tim Hudson is the latest big leaguer to step up for his alma mater, donating $1 million to the Auburn baseball program. His donation will go specifically toward upgrading the clubhouse, which athletic director Jay Jacobs says “hasn’t been touched in 10 years” despite being “the most used place in the facility.”

Hudson starred for Auburn in the 1990s before being drafted by the A’s and has gone on to earn nearly $100 million in the big leagues.

  1. 13arod - May 14, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    good jpb tim

  2. 18thstreet - May 14, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    It never fails to amaze me that donations to college sports teams count as charitable contributions.

  3. billybawl - May 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    He probably should have donated the $1M to the A’s to update their clubhouse.

  4. jonpkay - May 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    10 years! Oh the humanity, how do the go to work each day knowing that they might have to use dial up.

    • badintent - May 15, 2013 at 1:15 AM

      Great minds think alike. ! Why college kids would give a rat ‘s ass if the clubhouse didn’t have the biggest flat screen to replay their errors is beyond me. Now if the $$$ was to bring in chicken wings and beer, then we have a legit reason for the donation .

  5. scoocha - May 15, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Auburn will probably use the money to pay Cam Newton again.

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