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Waldron to be Inducted into BC Hall of Fame

Waldron played at the Heights from 1996-99.

Waldron played at the Heights from 1996-99.
Aug. 13, 2014

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Former Boston College baseball player Jeff Waldron `99 is one of nine student-athletes in a class of 10 members that will be inducted in the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame in the fall.

The honorees will be inducted in a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 17 at Conte Forum. They will also be recognized at halftime of the Eagles' football game against Clemson on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Waldron spent his time at Pellagrini Diamond behind the plate, as the starting catcher for the Eagles. A career .341 hitter, he recorded 198 hits, including 42 doubles and 18 home runs, in his four years at the Heights. Serving as captain of the 1999 season, he earned All-Big East first-team honors for the second time in as many seasons and captured American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast first-team honors.

The Lynn, Mass., native still holds the record for career walks (99), while ranking third in on-base percentage (.441), fifth in runs (138) and seventh in batting average on BC's career record lists. Following play in the Cape Cod League for two summers, Waldron was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 12th round of the 1998 MLB First-Year Players Draft.

Along with Waldron, the 2014 class consists of Allison Anderson '07 (volleyball), Bob Dirks '09 (field hockey), Jeff Farkas `00 (men's hockey), Kasey Hill '08 (track and field), William Hogan '33 (men's hockey), Marty Reasoner '98 (men's hockey), Kim (Ryan) Scavone '03 (softball), Paul Taylor '04 (fencing) and former head women's basketball coach Cathy Inglese.

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