It is our honor and privilege to announce that '02 @NCAACWS MVP and Longhorn Legend @HustonStreet's No. 2️⃣5️⃣ will be forever retired at the Disch.— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) January 14, 2020
Congrats, Streeter. #HookEm 🤘 pic.twitter.com/ATsxDcxZyP
About damn time.
“Greatness is just doing one good thing at a time, over and over again” — Huston Street. And Hudson did a lot of good things, over and over, season after season.
Statistically he’s one of the best collegiate closers of all time. He ranks in the top 20 for career saves (41), has the fewest hits allowed per nine innings (5.46) and was an All-American all three years he played for Texas. And of course, was a key factor in Texas bringing home the College World Series in 2002:
He went on to be selected with the 40th pick in the 2004 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics, getting off to a hot start by winning the 2005 AL Rookie of the Year award. When it was all said and done, he pitched in 668 major league games, amassing 324 career saves, and was a two-time All-Star.
The only Longhorn baseball player who has reached this type of legendary status would be Roger Clemens. Which makes this move by Longhorn baseball a long time coming.
By the way, you got to love Huston joining the coaching staff this season. Obviously, he doesn’t need the money — the dude racked up over $50 million playing in the MLB. I don’t even think assistant student coaches have a salary? Bottom line, it’s strictly about Huston having a passion for coaching, learning and wanting to see Longhorn baseball turn the ship around. Love it.
“Today I consider myself, the luckiest man, on the face of the earth” – Lou Gehrig— Huston Street (@HustonStreet) January 14, 2020
To my teammates, my coaches, my family, friends, to everyone that loves The University of Texas, every choice I made was about being a Longhorn, and my life has been forever blessed!#HookEm https://t.co/R4Mqfnqjvl