Bud Hollowell

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Biographical information[edit]

Bud Hollowell was a baseball catcher who is notable for multiple reasons. He won the 1963 College World Series Most Outstanding Player award while a junior at University of Southern California after hitting .250 in the Series. He participated in the 1964 Olympics, he was a minor league baseball manager from 1970 to 1971 and he is an author.

He is one of seven players from University of Southern California to win the College World Series Most Outstanding Player award. The others are: Bill Thom, Bill Seinsoth, Russ McQueen, George Milke, Rod Boxberger and Wes Rachels.

He stood at 6'0" tall and he weighed 190 pounds.

He played for the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska Baseball League in 1964, hitting .316 with 14 homer runs and 71 RBI for them and winning the team's MVP award. He later coached for them in 1975, 1983 and 1997.

From 1965 to 1969 he played professionally in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, although he never reached the majors. In 1965 he played for the Santa Barbara Dodgers and Pocatello Chiefs, hitting a combined .271 with 11 home runs. He played for Santa Barbara again in 1966, hitting .256/.346/.429 with 12 home runs. In 1967, he played for Santa Barbara once more, hitting .279/.373/.460 with 14 home runs and 68 RBI while stealing 13 bases in 16 tries. His .991 fielding percentage that year led California League catchers. He played for the Albuquerque Dodgers in 1968, hitting .270/.343/.445 with 11 home runs and 54 RBI. In 1969, his final professional season, he again played for Albuquerque, hitting .291/.387/.448 with three home runs and 21 RBI.

From 1970 to 1971, he served as the manager of the Ogden Dodgers. He led them to a second place finish in 1970 and a sixth place finish in 1971. 1970 was the first year that they were not league champions.

Since retiring from baseball, he has taught with the American Military University and been the Area Chair of Philosophy and Religion at Florida Southern College. He holds a Ph.D., master of arts and bachelor of science in physical education, all of which he received from the University of Southern California.

He has authored one book, The Eternal Dance, which discusses religion and spirituality.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1970 Ogden Dodgers Pioneer League 43-27 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers Unknown
1971 Ogden Dodgers Pioneer League 22-48 6th Los Angeles Dodgers Unknown