By STEVEN VAUGHAN | 750 The Game
Baseball season is underway and former Oregon State Beaver, Adley Rutschman, already has his name all over the new year. On opening day, Adley became the first catcher since 1900 to record five hits on opening day.
It’s no surprise to anyone in the Northwest, that last season once Adley got called up by the Orioles that Baltimore was 13 games above .500 with Rutschman in the lineup.
Rutschman joined the Jim Rome Show and talked to Jim about his time at Oregon State and what he remembers the most, “From the time I stepped on campus guys talked about winning the College World Series. It wasn’t about winning the Pac 12. It wasn’t about making it to Omaha. It was about winning it all.”
For his career, Rutschman has always been about winning. He won the Golden Spikes Award. He won Pac-12 Player of the Year. But Adley told Jim the best win while he was in Corvallis was the 2018 National Championship.
“The fact that we were able to accomplish that goal. Win it all. You know, you remember the journey, and you appreciate all the 6 a.m. workouts, and you remember those times going out to dinner, and you know, playing on the weekends. For me, that journey is something that will stick with you. And of course the dog pile at the end is unforgettable.”
The future of baseball could be the Sherwood kid playing catcher for the Baltimore Orioles.
Listen to Adley Rutschman’s full interview with Jim Rome below, and listen to the full Jim Rome show, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on 750 The Game.
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) April 4, 2023