At age 35, former OSU outfielder Jeromy Burnitz is on his way to his best season of a very fine major league career.
Burnitz has revived his career with the Colorado Rockies after signing as a free agent during the winter. He is batting .303 with 31 homers and 85 RBIs (through Aug. 11).
This is the sixth time Burnitz has reached 30 homers in a season. He has achieved 100 RBIs three times. Burnitz was the Milwaukee Brewers' MVP in 1998-99.
But except for the first half of 2003, Burnitz struggled for most of the previous three seasons before coming to Colorado.
From 1988-90, Burnitz played for OSU. His best season came as a freshman when he batted .403 with 15 homers and 57 RBIs in 55 games.
As a sophomore in '89, Burnitz batted .311 with 17 homers and 63 RBIs. He capped the year by being named to the NCAA Tournament All-Regional team at Austin, where he batted .600, including a game-winning homer in the opener against Sam Houston State.
After helping OSU reach the College World Series championship game in 1990, Burnitz signed with the New York Mets, who made him their first-round selection, 17th overall.
Burnitz reached the majors with the Mets in 1993-94. He also has played for Cleveland (1995-96), Milwaukee (1997-2001), Mets (2002-03) and Los Angeles (2003).
Pokes in the Pros - Jeromy Burnitz
GoPokes Top Stories
"Homer" Simpson Does It Again to WVUThe Cowboys pushed on to a fourth straight win powered by the home run ball from catcher Colin Simpson and now the Pokes are in the driver's seat to play for the Big 12…
GoPokesYesterday at 8:50 PM
Cowboys Get It Done Against Top Seed TechPlaying for their postseason in practically every game from here on out, Oklahoma State got off to a terrific start in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Tournament with a stellar…
GoPokesWednesday at 4:16 PM
Cowboys Fought for the Big 12 Tournament"And you know, Bedlam aside, it wouldn’t have mattered the opponent. We knew we needed to take care of business today. We wanted to continue to extend our season and I’m glad we…
GoPokesTuesday at 5:01 PM
Gundy Explains Season Is In Player's HandsWhile helping with the cause for OSU Coaches vs. Cancer at the golf fund raiser on Monday, Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy also talked some about the much anticipated…
GoPokesTuesday at 4:54 PM